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research engineer in industry: Autonomous Systems Research Scientist
Where: Reston, VA, United States United States
What: Metron is an employee-owned company dedicated to delivering innovative solutions for the most challenging national security problems. For over 35 years, our principled approach to problem-solving has yielded creative solutions at the intersection of advanced mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering. Our people are leaders in their technical fields and are passionate about solving challenging problems. We look for individuals who share this same passion and can apply their experience in real-world settings.

Our unmanned systems team is adding a talented research scientist with a background in autonomous systems, robotics, and/or machine learning. Our team is dedicated to creating resilient mission autonomy via the development of technologies that increase the reliability and longevity of unmanned vehicles in some of the world’s most demanding environments, on some of the most complex of missions. The successful candidate will be passionate about designing, developing, and applying cutting-edge autonomy technologies for prototype maritime systems.

In this position, you will develop and contribute ideas for autonomous vehicle technologies in navigation, command and control, and decision making. You will be part of a team that designs and implements some of the most capable and advanced autonomous software systems on or off the planet. You will integrate into, and lead, dynamic and highly motivated project teams, and use new ideas from across multiple fields to push the boundaries of the possible for intelligent systems.

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in computer science, robotics, mathematics, physics, or applicable engineering field
At least 2 years of relevant maritime autonomous systems experience
Object-oriented programming proficiency
Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision

Desired Qualifications
Advanced degree in robotics, computer science, physics, or applicable engineering field
Experience in autonomy and autonomous decision making, underwater navigation, automated planning, and/or machine learning
Programming experience in modern C++
Experience in R&D environments and with rapid software prototyping
Ability to improvise and think “outside the box” to develop technical solutions
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
A track record of publications and/or successful proposal writing
Experience with Federal S&T and R&D sponsors (DOE, NOAA, DARPA, ONR, NASA) and contract vehicles (BAAs, SBIRs)
Experience in the offshore maritime industry
Active DOD clearance

Position Location: Reston, VA

Workplace Safety
Metron follows the CDC and OSHA guidance for workplace safety. We also listen to our employees to create a safe and workable office environment for everyone. Metron continues to support flexible/hybrid telecommuting options when project work allows for working from home. If you have any questions about the safety precautions we are taking, we encourage you to ask during the interview process.

Perks and Benefits
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Accompanying FSA and HSA options
Additional Voluntary Benefits
Paid Time Off
9 Observed Holidays and 2 Floating Holidays
Paid Parental Leave
Tuition Reimbursement
Professional Development Reimbursement
Annual Salary Reviews
Profit Sharing
401(k) Traditional and Roth Options
Gym and Fitness Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Referral Program

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Metron takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Who: Shannon Lane, Corporate Recruiter, lane@metsci.com
When: Until 2022-08-26 00:00
Presented at next GECCO?: yes

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