1891: Principal or Lead Research Engineer/Scientist

Open Job Announcement: Principal or Lead Research Engineer – Autonomous Systems (1891)

August 20, 2018

SSCI is looking to fill a Principal or Lead Research Engineer/Scientist position for software projects relating to autonomy and 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, signal/image processing, and autonomous 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 an industry leader in research and development, and is among the Top 20 companies in the 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 Principal or Lead Research Engineer/ScientistJob Code 1891
Level PhD w/ 4+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent, in EE, CS, AI, Robotics, Cognitive Systems, Machine Learning or related field, with demonstrated experience in Autonomous Vehicles, Behavior-based Robotics, or other Unmanned/Autonomous Systems development
Location Full-time opportunities are available in Woburn, MA.
Duties Develop advanced concepts in Autonomy, AI, Machine Learning, and/or Cognitive Systems

Develop competitive advanced proposals and follow-on programs for R+D customers, including DARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL, NASA, and other government agencies and industry primes

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

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 Autonomy, Robotics, or Unmanned Systems, with technology focus in AI, machine learning, and/or cognitive systems

Demonstrated successes in winning proposals and developing innovative solutions in Unmanned Systems, Autonomy, Robotics, or Machine Learning

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 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 significant incentives for new business development.  In addition, 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-1891@ssci.com.  Include the Job Code 1891 (use Subject Line) and at least three (3) references with your correspondence for prompt consideration.


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