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Staff Flight Controls Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: UAS & Embedded Systems - 250384
Pay Grade: R2 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? UDRI invites qualified candidates to apply for our Staff Flight Controls Engineer opening!

UDRI is looking to demonstrate a tactical autonomy capability that leverages high performance fighter maneuvers in a general and extensible manner to support OCA/DCA and ADAIR mission sets. This capability will be a disruptive autonomy planning and execution technology that revolutionizes platform autonomy development by opening up an entirely unexploited class of behaviors that are commonly executed by human pilots but have remained challenging for UAS to execute in a safe and integrated fashion. The algorithms are applicable to exquisite, attritable and expendable aircraft by carefully designing around existing common or easily realizable interfaces to ensure portability between aircraft of widely different performance.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's Degree in a relevant technical field;
2. A minimum of three years of directly related experience is required at the R2 level;
3. Familiarity with Matlab;
4. Ability to apply technical concepts discussed in academic papers or journals;
5. Demonstrated work involving controls engineering concepts;
6. Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

1. Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science;
2. Demonstrated, successful experience (academic or professional) programming in algorithm level languages such as Matlab/Simulink, Python or similar;
3. Demonstrated experience performing high level research supporting DoD customers, including but not limited to AFRL;
4. Research involving flight dynamics or multi-UAV control;
5. Demonstrated, effective interpersonal skills;
6. Demonstrated flight controls engineering experience;
7. Active US SECRET (or higher) clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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