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Distinguished 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: R5 - 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 Distinguished Flight Controls Engineer opening!

This specialized researcher will be responsible for researching and developing practical multi-vehicle autonomous solutions across a variety of projects.

Multi-vehicle Autonomous Controls research involves coordinating, synchronizing, and overseeing groups of autonomous vehicles involving control theory, computer science, and human factors.

Minimum Qualifications:

* PhD in electrical, computer engineering or equivalent
* 13+ years of experience in research related to decentralized, cooperative control of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
* Publications of research results in multi-vehicle UAS in recognized journals and conference proceedings
*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 or Permanent Resident status
* Eligibility to obtain a United States SECRET clearance (or higher) is required for ongoing employment in this position

Preferred Qualifications:

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

* Experience involving verification and validation techniques such as Formal Methods applied to multi-vehicle UAS autonomy
* Experience with Human-autonomy interactions in UAS systems
* Experience with estimation and path planning for UAS
* Experience with open systems including UxAS (UAS command and control) and OMS (open mission systems)
* Active US SECRET (or higher) clearance
* Experience with systems engineering for multi-vehicle teams of autonomous UAS
* 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 age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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