[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Robotics/Autonomy Research Engineer Positions

Bays, Matthew J CIV NSWC, PCD matthew.bays at navy.mil
Wed Aug 26 08:56:22 PDT 2015

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) is looking to fill multiple full-time research engineer positions related to autonomy, robotics, and unmanned systems. Positions offer competitive salary and excellent government civilian benefits. Other position benefits include close relationships with Navy research sponsors, internal funding opportunities, and a relatively publication-friendly environment compared to others in industry. NSWC PCD is an equal opportunity employer. Students graduating in the Fall of 2015 are welcome to apply.

The mission of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division is to conduct Research, Development, Test, Evaluation, and Life Cycle Sustainment work within our assigned mission areas. These mission areas include Mine Warfare, Naval Special Warfare Systems, Diving & Life Support Systems, Amphibious/Expeditionary Maneuver, Warfare Systems, and other missions that occur primarily in coastal (littoral) regions. NSWC PCD is part of the Naval Sea Systems Command and Warfare Center Enterprise. The Warfare Centers are the Navy's principal research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) assessment activity for surface ship and submarine systems and subsystems.

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How to apply: 
Fill out application on www.usajobs.gov with the following job link within the opening/closing dates. You may also search for this posting using the following information. 

* Job Announcement Number: NW5XXXX-04-1463877M9140900E
*Job Announcement Title: ENGINEER/SCIENTIST
* Opening/Closing Dates: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 to Friday, September 4, 2015
* Area of Consideration: All U.S. Citizens
* Location: Panama City, FL

	* Conducting original basic and applied research and development related to unmanned systems automation, autonomy, and controls.  
	* Carrying ideas from fundamental basic research and mathematical theory to implementation as functional behaviors on autonomous vehicles working in operationally relevant environments.  
	* Working as part of a diverse team of scientists, engineers and technicians to develop, implement, test, and transition advanced algorithms and behaviors for maritime autonomous vehicles to enable new capabilities in support of Navy and Marine Corps missions.
	* Applying non-linear controls, hybrid controls, mixed-integer linear programming, gradient-based methods, non-linear programming, receding-horizon controls, complexity theory, and/or graph theory to develop formal proofs for algorithms used in robotics, machine learning, control, and/or state estimation.
	* Applying optimization theory, agent-based modeling, mathematical analysis, statistical decision theory, control theory, and/or Bayesian statistics to unmanned systems research and other research areas relevant to the Navy.
	* Leading small research teams to provide products and services that meet or exceed stakeholder requirements.
	* Presenting briefings on unmanned systems autonomy research efforts to leadership, technical personnel, and external entities.


Matthew J. Bays, Ph.D.
Code X22 - Automation & Dynamics Branch
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division
110 Vernon Ave.
Panama City, FL 32407
Phone: (850) 230-7711
Email: matthew.bays at navy.mil

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