1681: Lead/Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

Open Job Announcement: Lead / Principal Research Engineer

Active Perception and Cognitive Learning

September, 2016

SSCI is looking to fill a Principal/Lead Research Engineer/Scientist position in the areas of Active Perception and Cognitive Learning. The successful applicant will be responsible for advanced concepts and technology development in research and development programs relating to perceptual systems for unmanned vehicles. This position requires U.S. Citizenship and eligibility for U.S. Dept. of Defense Security Clearance.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy systems for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in the metro-Boston area, SSCI has built a reputation for delivering high quality and mission-relevant technology solutions. SSCI is among the Top 20 companies in highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SSCI’s clients and teaming partners include all major branches of the U.S Department of Defense, NASA, and many of the leading prime contractors.

Job Title Lead or Principal Research Engineer/ScientistJob Code SSCI 1681
Level PhD in EE, CS, AI or related field, with demonstrated experience in Perceptual Systems (navigation, behavior, capability, etc) for robotic systems

5+ years (post-PhD) progressive technology development and leadership experience in Robotic Perception: e.g. Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Visual Navigation, SLAM, relative positioning, sensor fusion, and/or non-traditional Perception Systems development

Location Woburn, MA.
Duties Develop advanced concepts in Perception and Learning as they relate to robotic systems, and primarily focused on use of robotic behaviors to improve performance (Active Perception)

Develop competitive advanced technology proposals and follow-on programs for R+D customers, including DARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL, NASA, other Gov’t agencies & Industry primes

Lead execution of advanced technology R+D programs in Principal Investigator role

Support other company initiatives and programs in a Subject Matter Expert role

Support company marketing and business development via technical briefings, publications, conferences and professional outreach activities

Required Skills/Experience Established background in Perception and Learning with application to robotic systems

Demonstrated successes in winning proposals and developing innovative solutions in Perceptual Autonomy and Control  and/or Machine Learning for robotic systems

Demonstrated ability to interact independently with R+D customers as PI or SME

Demonstrated small team leadership and interpersonal skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Skills/Experience Commitment to mentoring staff

Program management experience

Compensation Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI offers a generous benefits package, which includes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Bonus Plan, 401K, and Health / Life / Disability Insurance.
Notes US Citizenship and eligibility for DoD Security Clearance are required for this position.


Please email your applications to: SSCI‐1681@ssci.com    Include the Job Code 1681 (use Subject Line) and at least three (3) references with your correspondence for prompt consideration.

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