Engineer 2

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime

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Open Date 04/02/2021
Requisition Number PRN25717B
Job Title Engineer 2
Working Title Engineer 2
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

Performs engineering work of moderate complexity requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria while carrying out a sequence of related engineering techniques.

Specific areas of expertise:
1. Strong programming background (Engineering background is +)
2. Strong basis of scripting languages python and bask (understanding of TCL +)
3. Hands-on experience of Task automation
4. Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
5. Basic understanding of simulation and digital verification techniques
6. Basic knowledge of hardware description languages like Verilog or VHDL
7. Basic understanding of digital system design and basic electronics circuits
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

This position is considered Category IIB: Not required on campus and unable to telework. Schedule and hours may not be guaranteed during the University of Utah’s response to COVID-19.


1. Understands design verification requirements.
2. Collaborates with other software and hardware design teams.
3. Determines suitable testing environments and verification tools for the given task.
4. Analyzes the test and verification environment to minimize bug exceptions.
5. Writes up the final test and verification procedure and analyzes results.
6. Develops pre-and post-silicon testbenches and carries out tests under minimum team member supervision.
7. Plans, designs, and constructs or supervises the construction of components and/or systems using established engineering practices.
8. Performs tests, device investigations, and calculations in order to evaluate performance of engineering designs.
9. Prepares reports on performance results and makes recommendations for improvements.
10. Coordinates the accomplishment of program tasks and goals with other engineers. May supervise the activities of associate engineers and technical assistants.
11. Selects appropriate equipment, materials, techniques, procedures, and systems for specific projects.
12. Provides design and creative guidance to University faculty, staff, and students. Works with customers and management to define engineering specifications.
10. Assists in maintaining a safe and effective work environment.

• This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) and two years engineering related experience required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  • * How many years of engineering related work experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more, but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more, but less than 8 years
    • 8 years or more

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

  • University Human Resource Management
    250 East 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Contact us: (801) 581-2169 By Email:


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