Job Overview

Summary

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. Work for NHTSA.

As an Electronics Engineer in the Applied Crash Avoidance Division, you are responsible for the design, management, and accomplishment of smaller, less complex, research, development, test, and evaluation projects in support of Agency crash avoidance research projects with a focus on automotive electronics, cyber security, electronics system reliability, and active safety research. You will plan, manage, and conduct complex analytical and test programs that will assist in the improvement of automotive electronics and safety systems so as to increase automotive safety on our nation's highways. You will be expected to become an expert in crash avoidance (particularly automotive electronics, cyber security, electronics system reliability, and active safety research) research.

The ideal candidate for this position possesses a broad based, mid-level or above, general knowledge of modern automotive crash avoidance and mitigation systems, especially of the electronic aspects of such systems.  Practical experience testing modern crash avoidance systems is essential.  The ideal candidate must have the ability to provide technical leadership to project teams.  To be successful at assisting the agency in its goal of improving automotive safety through better, more advanced, automotive electronics, the ideal candidate must be a self-starter, work with minimal supervision, have good oral communication skills, excellent written communication skills, and work cooperatively with other offices within NHTSA.

Duties

As an Electronics Engineer, you will:

  • Oversee accomplishment of research, development, test, and evaluation projects in support of NHTSA crash avoidance research so as to improve safety on our nation's highways.
  • Research will focus on automotive electronics, cyber security, electronics system reliability, and active safety.
  • Provide technical direction and leadership to contract staff who are assigned to work on your projects.
  • Present research findings in the form of oral presentations at meetings and technical conferences, NHTSA technical reports, and technical papers.
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