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Senior Collaborative Autonomy Researcher - ATAS

Smyrna, GA 30080

Job Description

The Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems (ATAS) laboratory is seeking senior-level roboticists for the Robotics and Autonomous Systems branch. Algorithm developers would focus on path planning, auctions, advanced algorithms, computer vision, and modeling and simulation for applications that include autonomous aircraft. The division supports work across many branches of the Department of Defense (DoD), including the Air Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. Key products include physics-based modeling and simulation tools, system analyses, and physical aircraft systems.

Job Duties

Tasks will include software design and development of robotics control algorithms, following a standardized build process, configuration management, simulations, and quality assurance. Duties will encompass research as well as the development and integration of algorithms for robotics applications. The position will involve rapid prototyping and field testing, generation of research reports, publications, proposals, and briefs to customers requiring excellent written and verbal communication skills. The position also requires technical leadership of research projects or project subtasks and coordination across research groups at GTRI.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field of study and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field of study.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field of study and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field of study and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 or more years of experience performing basic or applied research and development in robotic algorithms or dynamical systems control, with demonstrated experience in integrating and deploying these algorithms for on robots in real-world environments
  • 2 or more years of experience in managing researchers on sponsored research programs
  • Excellent knowledge of C++, Python, ROS, and Linux
  • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art algorithms on real-world mobile robot systems, including field test experimentation

Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong publication history demonstrating the ability to perform independent research is a plus.
  • Experience with multi-robot collaboration, swarming control algorithms, path planning, guidance, navigation, and task allocation on aerial robots is a plus
  • Proven research experience in at least one of these areas is desirable:
    • Multi-robot collaboration algorithm development
    • Behavior-based robotics
    • Path planning and navigation
    • Optimal control and estimation

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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Posted: 2020-04-08 Expires: 2020-09-02

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