Draper Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Draper's Perception and Autonomy Group seeks an algorithms and software engineer to help research and create advanced autonomous systems, including vehicles and robots, able to operate in complex environments such as underwater, air, and space. The candidate should have expertise in algorithms development for real-time autonomous systems and be able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate must be able to keep up with the relevant research literature, be involved with the research community, and develop new algorithms and techniques to meet unique program needs.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
PhD in Computer Science/Aerospace Engineering/Electrical Engineering, or similar field, or MS with significant experience
Software development experience (Python/C++)
Expert knowledge in one of the following areas of algorithm development:
task and motion planning
modeling and controls of dynamical systems
optimization and resource allocation for large scale systems of systems
machine learning, particularly deep learning
Competency with a modern deep learning framework (e.g. PyTorch or TensorFlow), or within the Robot Operating System, depending on focus of research
Ability to direct research and lead teams
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Quality conference publications in the field of perception, autonomy, or deep learning
Broad robotics experience, especially integration and test with robotics platforms
Experience with Linux and embedded systems
Experience developing software within an agile framework such as Git
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.
External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc