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Researcher

Department: R&D
Region: Midwest (US)

ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.), a global leader in entertainment, architectural lighting, and Rigging currently has an opening for a Researcher in our Advanced Research Group.

We're looking for a successful individual to become part of our international corporation. This individual would be researching designs, analyzing problems, determining solutions and developing new or improved products.

Our ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or AMEP; with the ability to write software. Knowledge of Linear Algebra / Programming / Color Science are a plus because initial assignments will focus on the physics of light, color and optics.

For more information about ETC, please visit our website at www.etcconnect.com. We offer excellent benefits, competitive wages, and a dynamic environment.

Representative Responsibilities:
• Support marketing, applications and project managers regarding the design of new systems and products
• Participate in the development of system architectures
• Assist in translating technical knowledge into products and processes, demonstrating feasibility of product ideas and operating principles within cost and time constraints
• Conduct necessary investigative work pertinent to designs, including feasibility studies, research and design of experiments to prove out product concepts
• Assist in the development of technical specifications and project plans
• Participate in the compilation of project schedules, task and project completion time estimates
• Work with teams to improve engineering methods and procedures
• Identify technical opportunities and suggest areas for product development and improvement, cost reduction, reliability, improved quality, manufacturing, and/or maintenance
• Analyze difficult or complex problems and propose solutions for specified products, processes or systems
• Assist in developing prototype designs and systems, and pre-pilot releases for new products
• Serve as a resource across multiple departments and projects
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Complete special projects and assignments in a positive and timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or AMEP
• Solid understanding of the principals of physics & engineering
• Knowledge & experience with the following:
• Applied mathematics – required
• Physics/experimental physics – required
• Ability to write C/C++ - required
• Optics – desirable
• Ability to write software for Mac, Linux & Windows – desirable
• Rapid prototyping languages (e.g. Perl, python, TCL) – desirable
• Electrical Engineering - desirable

• Communication Skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Drive to work independently & set own priorities
• Ability to multitask

• Creativity/Problem Solving Skills
• A sense of curiosity & drive to figure things out
• Ability to identify problems and suggest alternatives for solutions
• Ability to demonstrate good judgment and a high degree of innovative and creative ability
• Ability to suggest unique methods for design or implementation of ideas in achieving established goals
• Knowledge & acceptance of when to move on

• Technical skills
• Strong technical abilities
• Ability to integrate business needs into technology development approaches.
• Ability to apply and interpret broad engineering theories, concepts and technologies in the design or development of specific new or improved products, systems and/or processes.
• Computer programming skills

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