[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] AI/Robotics openings at SSCI (Boston area)

Kai-yuh Hsiao eepness at mit.edu
Fri Jul 24 17:13:35 PDT 2015


SSCI is a small company about ten miles north of Boston.  Our work largely involves adapting AI, robotics, machine learning, and vision algorithms for real-world application on unmanned vehicles.  Our recent projects have involved game theory, Bayes and POMDP-type models, neural nets and deep learning, behavior-based control, task planning, path planning, swarm robotics, and a variety of vision approaches.

We're currently hiring for a number of positions at a variety of experience levels; see below or http://www.ssci.com/open-positions for more details.  Our webpage (www.ssci.com) is a bit out of date at the moment, but I'm happy to answer any questions.  Please contact me at khsiao at ssci.com if you'd like to hear more or to submit a resume.

Thanks!

 - Kai-yuh




1. Visual Navigation and Control Research Engineer
Job: Contribute to the development, integration, and field testing of advanced perception-based navigation and control technologies for unmanned systems. Work as part of a dynamic team to develop and analyze vision-based estimation and control algorithms and design and implement real-time flight software. Support system requirements analysis through algorithm modeling and simulation.
Requires: MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering. 0-3 years industry experience, 2+ years working with applied vision for vehicle navigation, control, and estimation. Background in image processing and geometric vision concepts, with practical implementation experience. Strong understanding of applied estimation and control concepts. Strong software skills, with proficiency in C/C++ for real-time implementation of computer vision algorithms, experience with OpenCV or similar, and proficiency with MATLAB/Simulink for prototyping and analysis.

2. Software Engineer / Application Engineer
Job: Systems and software engineering, implementation, testing and support for advanced technology development in the area of vision aided guidance, navigation and control systems. Contribute to the development, integration and field testing of software systems in these areas.
Requires: MSc with 2-3 years experience or BSc with 3-5 years experience in Software Engineering. 3-5 years experience in application software development. 3+ years experience C/C++, and Scripting (Python, JavaScript, etc) for systems development and software engineering. Experience with MATLAB and Simulink code generation toolsets (e.g. MATLAB Coder, Simulink Coder / Real-Time Workshop, Fixed Point Designer, etc.). Experience with systems and software engineering processes (software planning, design, development tools, configuration management, test and QA methods). Excellent written and oral communication skills.

3. Senior Computer Vision & Robotics Scientist/Engineer
Job: Support the Active Perception and Cognitive Learning group for projects relating to perceptual systems for unmanned vehicles. Develop creative solutions to challenges in computer vision and pattern recognition. Develop system models and perform detailed component and system level analysis. Support systems engineers in the integration of algorithms and real-time code. Work in a team to execute technical deliverables. Contribute technical materials for proposals, white papers and/or publications. Present technical results to internal and external customers.
Requires: PhD (or MSc with 4+ years experience), EE, CS, or related field. 4+ years working in Applied Computer Vision. Strong background in visual control, video processing and pattern recognition. Experience of developing and prototyping novel research ideas. Proven ability in prototyping languages such as MATLAB or Python. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to external customers.

4. Principal Research Engineer/Scientist
Job: Develop advanced concepts in Autonomy, AI, Machine Learning and/or Cognitive Systems. Develop competitive advanced technology proposals and follow-on programs for R+D customers, including DARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL, NASA, other Gov’t agencies & Industry primes. Lead execution of advanced technology R+D programs in Principal Investigator role.
Requires: PhD in EE, CS, AI or related field, with demonstrated experience in Robotics or Unmanned Systems development, 5+ years progressive technology development and leadership experience in Autonomy Systems, AI, Machine Learning and/or Cognitive Systems development. 

5. Systems Engineering Program Manager
Job: Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of systems and software engineering programs for advanced technology development in the area of vision aided guidance, navigation and control systems. Oversees the development, integration and field testing of software systems in these areas, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate. Develops and manages project plans that encompass the complete product development life cycle (i.e. product requirements, development, testing, deployment etc.).  Measures and monitors progress to ensure that a project is delivered on time, within budget, and meets or exceeds expectations. Establishes program milestones and monitors adherence to plans/schedules.
Requires: BSc or MSc with 10+ years experience in Systems Engineering Program Management. Experience with systems and software engineering processes (software planning, design, development tools, configuration management, test and QA methods). Experience managing programs using embedded software development, or using MATLAB and Simulink code generation toolsets (e.g. MATLAB Coder, Simulink Coder / Real-Time Workshop, Fixed Point Designer), GUI development, web-based applications, and/or databases (e.g. SQLite).

6. Chief Systems Integration Engineer (St. Louis, Missouri area)
Job: Provide on-site technical leadership to our customer’s systems integration and test team to develop and deploy our Company’s systems payload on the customer’s airborne platform. Perform initial integration activities in customer labs and on target platforms; systems test activities in customer labs and on target platforms. Development of requirements, functional and operational based test procedures up to and including formal flight test. Support the integration and system test for hardware and software technology refresh, new software baselines, information assurance updates, sub-system modification, customer organic system modifications, customer operational testing and post platform installation testing. Interface with customer at various levels in technical reviews, program management reviews and one-on-one as needed.
Requires: BSc or MSc with 10+ years experience as Chief Systems Integration Engineer. Successful track record in managing integration efforts of complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or sub-contractor to a domestic military organization, with experience in aerospace payload integration preferred. Ability to travel between 10 / 30% to support the home team at our Company site (Woburn, MA).



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