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Senior Autonomy Engineer

Apply now Job No: 501398
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: UAS & Embedded Systems - 250384
Pay Grade: R3 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Join our team as a Senior Autonomy Engineer within our Applied Sensing division!

This specialized researcher will be responsible for developing practical single and multi-vehicle autonomous solutions across a variety of projects. The Autonomous Engineer research involves coordinating, synchronizing, and overseeing groups of autonomous vehicles involving control theory, computer science, and human factors.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor of Science in aerospace, electrical, computer engineering or equivalent
* Experience in developing algorithms for controlling and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
* 8 years’ of related experience
* Effective written and verbal communication skills
* Due to requirements of our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

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

* PhD in electrical, computer engineering or equivalent
* 12+ years’ experience in research related to decentralized, cooperative control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
* Experience with systems engineering for multi-vehicle teams of autonomous UAS
* Extensive hands-on experience planning and executing UAS flight tests
* Publications of research results in multi-vehicle UAV in recognized journals and conference proceedings
* Experience involving verification and validation techniques such as "Formal Methods" applied to multi-vehicle UAS autonomy
* Experience with Human-autonomy interactions in UAV systems
* Experience with estimation and path planning for UAV
* Experience with open systems including OMS (open mission systems)
* Active US SECRET (or higher) clearance
* Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.
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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