1683: Research Engineer / Software Engineer

Open Job Announcement: Software Engineer – Autonomy Systems

September 2016

SSCI is looking to fill a Research Engineer or Software Engineer (Job Code 1683) position in the area of software technologies for Autonomous Vehicles, AI/Robotics, and Intelligent Systems. The successful applicant will support development, integration and testing of autonomous sensing, perception, planning and control technologies relating to unmanned systems. 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 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 Research Engineer / Software EngineerJob Code 1683
Level BSc +3 years, or MSc in Engineering, Computer Science, AI, Robotics, or related, with 3+ years demonstrated experience developing and testing onboard, real-time software for Unmanned Vehicles, Robotics, or other automated systems
Location Woburn, MA
  • Work as part of a team to design, implement, and test autonomy, robotics, AI, and machine learning software systems for unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs)
  • Support research engineers/scientists in the development of algorithms and software modules for prototype unmanned aerial, surface, undersea, and ground vehicles
  • Support software development, integration and field test as part of advanced concepts and technology development programs
Required Skills/Experience
  • Experience implementing and testing Autonomy, Robotics, AI or Machine Learning algorithms on real-time prototypes
  • Proficiency with C/C++, Linux build systems, standard software engineering practices (version control, bug tracking, unit testing)
  • Proficiency with standard libraries used for AI, robotics, computer vision, and machine learning (e.g., ROS, OpenCV, MOOS)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desired Skills/Experience
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink, Computer-aided Software Engineering (autocode), and collaborative software development tools desirable
  • Background in Autonomy, Robotics, or Cognitive Systems with technology focus in AI, Robotics, Machine Learning, and/or Autonomous Unmanned Systems
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-1683@ssci.com.  Include the Job Code 1683 (use Subject Line) and at least three (3) references with your correspondence for prompt consideration.

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