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Scientific Systems Company, Inc. Senior Vision Systems Engineer in Woburn, Massachusetts

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI, is looking for a Sr Vision Systems Engineer in the Visual-based Navigation Systems area of the Products Division.

*Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

SSCI is a leading developer of advanced technologies for mission planning and autonomy for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1990 and based in Woburn, MA, SSCI invents disruptive technologies, develops revolutionary solutions, and builds trusted products for our customers’ most challenging missions. SSCI focuses on the creation of AI/ML-enabled capabilities to command, control, communicate with, and manage composable collections of intelligent agents, smart sensors, and autonomous platforms across all domains.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. with 4+ years of relevant experience in CS or engineering with a focus on the development of Computer Vision algorithms to support guidance navigation, and the control of autonomous systems.

  • Work as part of a team to design, implement, and analyze computer vision strategies for autonomous sense-and-avoid systems.

  • Modify, develop, writes, and implement software applications to support autonomous navigation for real-world unmanned air vehicles.

  • Performs extensive coding, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting to support the software development process.

  • Able to generate performant, well-designed object-oriented applications which leverage advanced programming techniques.

  • Contribute technical materials for proposals, white papers, and publications.


Required Skills:

  • Advanced experience with standard software development tools and traditional computer vision techniques, including:

    • Image transformations

    • Homography

    • Camera Calibration

    • C/C++

    • Python

    • Git

    • OpenCV

    • CUDA

  • Basic working knowledge in one or more specialization areas, such as:

    • Object detection and tracking

    • Feature extraction and clustering

    • Filtering and prediction algorithms

    • Probabilistic inference

    • GPU and CUDA programming

    • Embedded vision systems

    • Synthetic imagery generation

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing computer vision algorithms for autonomous mobile robotics.

  • Experience characterizing the performance of detection and tracking algorithms.

  • Experience with both traditional and modern computer vision techniques.

  • Experience with optimization for computationally constrained applications.

  • Experience with containerized development (e.g., Docker).

  • Experience with embedded software development and/or edge processing.

  • Experience with DDS middleware protocol.


Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI benefits package includes 401K, Health/Life/Disability Insurance.