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UAV/Robotics Engineer (Mid-Senior) - ATAS

Submit Resume ID: 496624
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Robotics/Automated Systems, Software Development/Design, Aerospace, Autonomous Systems

Job Description

The GTRI Robotics and Autonomous Systems Division is looking for Scientists and Engineers specializing in robotic algorithms and dynamical systems control. You will be joining a growing robotics division, and responsibilities may include the development of real-time algorithms for robotics applications, including multi-robot collaboration, swarming control algorithms, path planning, guidance, navigation, and task allocation on aerial robots.

We are looking for strong candidates who are self-motivated, have demonstrated programming skills, follow software engineering best practices and a have strong mathematical foundation and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of C++, ROS, Linux, and SCRIMMAGE or similar simulation architectures.

Job Duties

  • Develop real-time algorithms for robotics applications, including multi-robot collaboration, swarming control algorithms, path planning, guidance, navigation, and task allocation on aerial robots
  • Perform rapid prototyping and field-testing
  • Generate research reports, publication, proposals, and briefs to our customers
  • Develop robotic simulations with C++, ROS, Linux, and SCRIMMAGE

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

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

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art algorithms on real-world mobile robot systems, including field test experimentation
  • Experience with C++, ROS, Linux, and SCRIMMAGE or similar simulation architectures
  • Proven research experience in at least one of these areas is desirable:
    • Multi-robot collaboration
    • Path planning and navigation
    • Behavior-based robotics
    • Optimal control and estimation
    • Machine learning for robotic control

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field of study
  • Secret Clearance
  • A strong publication history demonstrating the ability to perform independent research is a plus
  • Experience with fast prototyping in MATLAB and/or Python as well as experience in integrating and deploying these algorithms for real-time operation on a robot in real-world environments is a plus

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 Institute’s mission of solving the world’s 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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