Research Engineer

Location US
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(11/20/2023 11:32 AM)
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NFP UL Research Institutes

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Engineer at UL Research Institutes.

The Research Engineer is engaged in all phases of the software development lifecycle for DSRI. The Software Engineer will participate in design meetings and consultation with users and stakeholders to refine and test AI models or software to meet consumer safety needs and interact with open-source partners in the achievement of research and technology initiatives.

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At UL Research Institutes (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Essential Functions, Roles, and Responsibilities

  • Develop, test, and implement new software solutions.
  • Design and update software database that includes software apps, web sites, data communication processes, AI models, user interfaces, etc.
  • Test, maintain and recommend software improvements to ensure strong functionality and optimization.
  • Independently install customize and integrate open-source software packages.
  • Resolve complex technical design issues. Identify ways to improve system performance and impact.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis of system issues.
  • Work with colleagues to review new and existing code and perform multi-level testing.
  • Analyze customer safety requirements and convert requirements into code and design documents.
  • Independently analyzes and isolates application issues and performs problem resolution.
  • Monitor progress of larger software-based projects through an agile workflow.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Communicate regularly with management and technical support colleagues.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:

Professional Competencies

  • Strong technical knowledge and/or software development fundamentals.
  • Strong working knowledge in cloud applications and specific program languages and open-source components for application platforms.
  • Keep apprised of technological developments in the industry.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Positive and collaborative attitude and interpersonal skills to work effectively with leaders and colleagues across the organization.
  • Must be a self-starter

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Some experience in the software engineering or related area

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagementare eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

About UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement 


UL Research Institutes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.


Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.


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