1692 Senior Research Engineer – Autonomy Systems

Open Job Announcement: Senior Research Engineer – Autonomy Systems

September 2016

SSCI is looking to fill a Senior Research Engineer 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 Senior Research Engineer – Job Code 1692
Level PhD (1692) in EE, CS, AI, Robotics, or related, with 2-3 years demonstrated experience developing Autonomous Vehicles, Behavior-Based Robotics, or other Unmanned Systems
Location Woburn, MA
  • Work as part of a team to design, implement, and test autonomy, AI, and machine learning algorithms and software systems for embedded unmanned multi-vehicle autonomy
  • Support research engineers/scientists in the development and testing of algorithms and software modules on prototype unmanned aerial, surface, undersea, and ground platforms
  • Contribute technical materials for proposals, white papers, and publications
  • Present technical results to internal and external customers
  • Participate in technical discussion for short-term and long-term technical plans
Required Skills/Experience
  • Background in Autonomy, Robotics, or Cognitive Systems with technology focus in AI, Robotics, Machine Learning, and/or Autonomous Unmanned Systems
  • Experience implementing AI and Machine Learning algorithms on real-world prototypes
  • Proficiency with C/C++, Linux build systems, standard software engineering practices (version control, bug tracking, unit testing), and at least one of Python and Matlab
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desired Skills/Experience
  • Proficiency with standard libraries used for AI, robotics, computer vision, and machine learning (e.g., ROS, OpenCV, MOOS, scikit)
  • Experience in Human Systems Integration (HSI), User Interfaces (UI), Multi-Vehicle Tasking, and/or Mission Planning for 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-1692@ssci.com.  Include the Job Code 1692 (use Subject Line) and at least three (3) references with your correspondence for prompt consideration.

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