Autonomy Robotics Engineer, Sr.
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: September 14, 2020
Summary. The Sr. Autonomy Robotics Engineer has the opportunity
to work with a highly collaborative team of engineers as they add
robust autonomous execution to AeroVironment’s diverse portfolio of
unmanned aerial vehicles. Robust autonomous execution is crucial to
AV’s continued success in the UAS marketplace. As a Senior Autonomy
& Robotics engineer, one builds the algorithms and tools necessary
to achieve this.. Position Responsibilities. Focuses on delivering
well architected, functionally complete, and rigorously tested
research products.. Contributes in core technology including:.
Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) including characterization
of plant dynamics. Target detection, classification, localization,
and tracking (DCLT). Embedded systems architecture, with emphasis
on video processing chains. Sensor characterization and integration
– EO, Camera, Radar, Acoustic, and/or Lidar. UI/UX design for
mobile operator platforms. Modeling and simulation. Software
development and testing. Mentors junior employees, as this provides
personal fulfillment and growth for the involved parties, as well
as providing cultural benefit for the company as a whole. Works on
complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an
in-depth knowledge of variable factors.. Determines methods and
procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of
other personnel (Team Lead). Other duties as assigned. Special
Requirements. U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card
holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)
required.. Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience).
Bachelor’s degree in Degree in Mathematics, Computer
Science/Engineering or related field is required or equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience. Minimum of 8 -
12 years’ relevant engineering experience. Experienced implementing
state-of-the-art (SOTA) algorithms on real hardware. Bonus:
implementation on low size, weight, and power (SWAP) devices.
Demonstrated ability to get all of the pieces of a complex system
functioning together towards a common purpose; e.g. strong system
design and test background. Solid software engineering skills with
foci on modularity, portability, and testability. Experienced with
C/C++ required. Modern standards (11, 14, 17+) preferred. Deep
familiarity with one or more of the following technology areas
(bonus points for UAS applications):. Path planning and trajectory
generation. Multi-vehicle coordination. Uncertainty
quantification/estimation. Advanced control methodologies: robust
adaptive control, optimal control with dynamic programming, model
predictive control (MPC). Experimental design and interpretation of
results. Some intrastate travel and other travel within the
Continental U.S. may be required (up to 30%). Other Qualifications
& Desired Competencies. MS or PhD in related field is highly
preferred. Experienced with Matlab and/or Python preferred.
Proficiency with office software and computer-based productivity
tools. Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrates effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal
and leadership skills. Is a team player and collaborates
effectively. Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven
environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties.
Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet
company objectives. Takes ownership and responsibility for current
and past work products. Is committed to learning from mistakes and
driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and
the company. Physical Demands. Ability to work in an office and
R&D environment (constant). Required to sit and stand for long
periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a
computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent). This position requires
the use of information which is subject to compliance with
International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S.
Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S.
Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card
holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such
access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract requirements
will require current U.S. Citizenship.. Benefits: AV offers an
excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K
with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday
shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings
please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.. Principals only
need apply. NO agencies please.. Who We Are. Based in California,
AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft
systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by
celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been
at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years.
Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used
military drones and created the first submarine-launched
reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are
part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in
Washington, DC.. Join us today in developing the next generation of
small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more
actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with
certainty – and succeed.. What We Do. Building on a history of
technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops,
produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft
systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S.
Department of Defense and allied military services use the
company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to
tactical operating units through real-time, airborne
reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition..
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer,
M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws.
We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment
opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment
regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,
marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran
and all others that may appy.
Computer vision: scene segmentation, feature extraction,
template matching, image descriptors, object detection and
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