Friday, August 24, 2012

On-Campus Job: Advancement Student Worker, College of Engineering

Primary Responsibilities:

·         Assist special events team with the production of event collateral, venue research, online calendar updating, and day-of event assistance.

·         Assist donor relations manager with endowment and donor files, schedule student scholarship recipients for assignments and update and maintain the endowment master list.

·         Data entry, ensure that alumni updates are entered into University database.

·         Assist Marketing and Communications team with research projects, mail list maintenance, online image gallery maintenance and general office support. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:  Not applicable

Desired Qualifications:

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Project management skills, ability work independently and meet deadlines.  Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

·         Capacity to work professionally with many constituencies (e.g., staff, faculty).

·         Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Creative Suite (primarily InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator) and MAC computers.

·         Ability to work outside of regularly scheduled work hours on event days (evenings and weekends).

·         Ability to lift 25-30 lbs.

Please forward resume as soon as possible to

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MEBI 531 - "Life and Death Computing" (SLN #16717)

Tuesdays/Thursdays, Autumn Quarter 2012
2:30 - 3:50 p.m. in South Campus Center, Room 350
Instructor:  Ira J. Kalet, Ph.D., FACMI
                  Professor Emeritus, Radiation Oncology
                  Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

MEBI 531 is about the application of computer software and technology to safety critical problems in medicine and health care, as well as the use of computing ideas to unlock the secrets of life.  The programming language we will mainly use is Common Lisp, which will provide an opportunity to learn (or increase your knowledge of) this very unusual and powerful programming language, by focusing on advanced programming ideas.  These include some in depth discussion of functional programming, object-oriented programming, meta-programming, the use of macros to create higher level language constructs, and how these might be used in solving biomedical computing problems.  Prerequisites are an interest in abstract mathematical thinking, and programming knowledge at the level of CSE 142.  The particular programming language does not matter.  If you don't already know Lisp, it is easy to learn, and specific knowledge of Lisp is not a prerequisite.

Especially well prepared undergraduates, as well as any interested graduate students, are welcome to enroll.  Contact the instructor, Ira Kalet,, if you have any questions.

Co-op Job Postings for EE Students

MS Internship at Ericsson - full-time; starts in fall quarter
Company Information: Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize our network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through our systems. We are one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards
Full and to apply: (just log in!)

Mobile Phone Software Intern at Elektrobit - full-time; fall, winter
This person will be a member of an R&D team responsible for software development on the Android OS. This position also will a member of the test team responsible for executing test plans and implementing test strategies in the laboratory environment. This person will work well in a small team environment, communicating effectively with teammates as well as team leads.
Main Responsibility Areas:
- Software driver and kernel code development
- Testing mobile phone devices and software based on test specifications and reporting test results.
- Detecting bugs and filing bug reports.
- Troubleshooting failures, including code review and analysis
- Verifying bug fixes and new features.
- Identifying new test methods and test cases
- Working closely with R&D team to provide feedback on device design and functionality
- Supporting other team members with test tasks.
Find out more, or apply for this job through the Engineering Co-op & Internship web site here: www dot engr dot uw dot edu slash coop
Ask questions by sending an email to engrcoop at uw dot edu

C++ Software Engineering/BSCS at Elektrobit - full-time; 6 months
EB ( currently has a Software Engineering Internship to be a part of its automotive software business in the USA. This position is located in Bothell, WA.
EB is a fast growing global company with approximately 1,300 employees that provides leading edge technology solutions to the Automotive and Wireless industries. In the automotive space, EB is a leading global provider of software solutions to many car makers, including Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen, only to name a few. EB is at the forefront of the latest development in automotive software, including user interfaces, voice recognition, driver assistance, navigation software, and advanced smartphone connectivity features. The software we are working on is highly relevant as it becomes part of the driver experience and it enables new exciting features, such as AppLink for Ford's SYNC technology.
For the intern position, a combination of creativity and strong software development skills is required. Programming languages will be C/C++, Java, and XML. This is an intern position with the option of developing into a full time position.
Find out more, or apply for this job through the Engineering Co-op & Internship web site here: www dot engr dot uw dot edu slash coop
Ask questions by sending an email to engrcoop at uw dot edu

Software Engineering Internship - Qualcomm - full-time; starts in fall
QUALCOMM has multiple software engineering internships available. As a software engineering intern, you will work with a team of software engineers to develop, implement and maintain software for the most complex wireless devices. With a degree in computer science or engineering, you may analyze and identify system-level integration issues, plan and integrate new features, define integration and test platforms, develop and execute test scenarios for various multimedia applications such as audio, video, speech, imaging and graphics applications. You may also design and develop embedded, real-time systems along with wireless data protocols, applications engineering and technical support. Finally, you may also develop programs and user interfaces for BREW, our proprietary development language for mobile devices. SW engineers design and develop embedded, real-time systems along with wireless data protocols, applications engineering/technical support.
Find out more, or apply for this job through the Engineering Co-op & Internship web site here: www dot engr dot uw dot edu slash coop
Ask questions by sending an email to engrcoop at uw dot edu

Software Intern Zoomingo - full-time; academic year (negotiable?)
In this role, you will be responsible for design and implementation of key aspects of the Zoomingo consumer and mobile experience.
Zoomingo is a shopping application that helps you discover the best sales in local retail stores in town. Featured on Techcrunch and Fox Business News Zoomingo is growing quickly to become a must-have app for shopping.
The Zoomingo founders are successful serial entrepreneurs who have built world class consumer mobile and internet applications that are in use today by tens of millions of users. These include BlackBerry Internet email in use today by over 30 million mobile users and Livemocha, the world's largest language learning site in use today by 12+ million users from 200 different countries.
We are small team that packs a punch. Come join us!
Find out more, or apply for this job through the Engineering Co-op & Internship web site here: www dot engr dot uw dot edu slash coop
Ask questions by sending an email to engrcoop at uw dot edu

Monday, August 20, 2012

AV Infrastructure Engineer Port of Seattle

SALARY:  Minimum $69,108 - Midpoint $86,366

Provide technical leadership and engineering support during the design, construction, maintenance, or modification of electrical systems at Seattle -Tacoma International Airport.  Review and comment on all capital improvement projects for complex electrical, communication, control and monitoring systems through all phases of development, design, integration, testing, commissioning and activation.

Must have thorough knowledge and technical expertise of electrical and communication systems, engineering concepts, principles, designs, standards, practices and appropriate codes. Thorough knowledge and technical expertise in programming, systems integration and testing and project construction, commissioning, activation and maintenance.

Combination of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering; four (4) years of progressive experience in electrical systems. Engineer in Training (EIT) designation or an ability to obtain EIT designation within one year.

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering; Professional Engineer (PE) License; advanced aviation electrical engineering systems experience.

Click here for details and to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Operations Engineer with James Hardie

Position Title
Operations Engineer
FLSA Status
Review Date

Position Summary

As a member of the Production Department reporting to the Department Manager, the Operations Engineer is responsible for improving the efficiency and organizing the flow of raw materials in a production facility by utilizing best practice engineering principles.

Position Responsibilities

Understand the waste, speed, and delay design for each product on each machine, then meets or exceeds design by:

·          Developing and implementing plans that reduces scrap, improves paint yield, and improves laminate yield;
·          Creating and updating process maps for each machine; i.e. Identifying and removing bottle necks in process;
·          Identifying all delay and developing and implementing plans that close the delay gaps;
·          Driving collaboration between respective departments that ensures all issues are addressed and resolved;
·          Communicating on the production floor with all associated operators to ensure continuous improvement in the manufacturing process; and
·          Networking with other engineers in all plants to freely share best practices.
·          Troubleshooting problems and making adjustments to process to maintain and/or improve quality.

Routinely verifies conformance of material being produced to meet or exceed the quality standard by:  

·          Monitoring lab results; and
·          Participating in quality audits and meetings.
Designs and implements process improvements to improve operations efficiency and product cost by: 
·          Analyzing process performance issues and developing plans to improve;
·          Analyzing data and determining inconsistencies in raw material processing; and
·          Assessing operations to propose and implement ideas to improve employee working conditions.

Develops and manages capital projects by: 

·          Identifying improvement opportunities;
·          Organizing teams to help in research efforts;
·          Writing Capital Expenditure Requests (CER); and
·          Coordinating and implementing projects.

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·          Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
·          Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
·          Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
·          Demonstrated intermediate skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
·          Demonstrated ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results.
·          Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of quality, productivity and cost.
·          Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload while paying attention to detail.
·          Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player.


·          Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (mechanical, chemical, industrial, paper science).
·          Experience in troubleshooting electrical control systems on continuous production lines including programmable logic control (PLC) and variable frequency drive systems (VFD) is a bonus.

Send your resume to either Eric Wood or Usman Khawar; our Plant Manager.

Usman Khawar
Phone: (253) 875-2332

Eric Wood
Engineer II
Technical Services Group
18200 50th Avenue East
Tacoma,  WA  98446

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Job Opportunities with Linear Signal

Linear Signal is Growing and Needs Your Help in Finding Qualified Engineering Candidates

We Need Your Networking/Referral Assistance

Linear Signal is growing its team.

And because we believe the best hires will come from the referrals we receive from the friends and professionals we already know and trust, we would greatly appreciate, and respectfully request, your help in locating quality candidates for our team.

  • We are in need of RF Engineers capable of designing and building quality LNAs/LNBs in C thru Ka bands.
  • We are in need of RF PCB Design Engineers with a history of successfully designing and fabricating PCBs in satcom bands using high performance and common RF substrates. This candidate should also be adept at component assembly and testing.
  • We are in need of RFIC Design Engineers with a history of successfully designing and fabricating RFIC's in satcom bands, preferably with experience in SiGE BiCMOS.

Any help you might provide would be extremely appreciated.

All the Best to you!


Gregory P. Mockett
President and Founder
Linear Signal, LLC
801 337-9100

Interested in entrepreneurship? Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Open House!

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Attend an Open House for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - all majors!
Entrepreneurship is a dynamic union of innovation and opportunity, passion and vision, risk and reward.
Interested in the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program?
Application deadline October 10, 2012
The Lavin Entrepreneurship Program prepares a select group of entering University of Washington undergraduate students, of all majors, for entrepreneurial careers, whether starting their own business or within a larger company. The program works with students who have a passion for entrepreneurship and exposes them to the risks and rewards - all in a safe environment.
Welcome to the University of Washington - we look forward to helping you reach your entrepreneurial aspirations.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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UW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Michael G. Foster School of Business  206.685.3813, Business Hall 227

 Lavin Entrepreneurship Program Deadline Oct 10: (UW NetID).

CIE Open Houses, Business Hall, Herbold Innovation Lab, Room 211 (map)
RSVP to Food and drink provided and parents are welcome!
Thursday, September 20, 4:30-5:30
Wednesday, September 26, 4:00-5:00
Thursday, September 27, 12:30-1:30
Wednesday, October 3, 12:30-1:30
Google+ Hangouts
August 27, 7-8pm
September 26, 7-8pm
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Lavin Entrepreneurship students will host 3 Google Hangouts to answer any questions you have (for you non-early adopters, Hangouts are multi-person video chats). If you'd like to join us, add our page to your Google+ circles. If you aren't planning on joining, add our page anyway! :) Then visit our Google+ page during one of the times listed and you should see an invite to join the Hangout. It's important to add our page to your circles, or else you won't be able to Hangout.
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