Applied Research Scientist - Unmanned Systems

Metron, Inc.
Reston, VA
Feb 08, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Full Time
Job Description: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.RESILIENT MISSION AUTONOMYOur autonomous systems team is adding a talented applied research scientist with a background in autonomous systems, robotics, operations research, 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 for vehicle prototypes.In this position, you will develop and contribute ideas for autonomous vehicles in navigation, command and control, route and motion planning, and decision making. You will be part of a team of scientists and software engineers that designs and implements advanced vehicle autonomy. 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 QualificationsMaster's degree in computer science, robotics, mathematics, operations research, physics, or applicable engineering fieldAt least 2 years of relevant autonomous systems experienceExperience applying PDEs, numerical methods, and/or optimization techniques to relevant projectsObject-oriented programming proficiencyAbility to work both collaboratively as part of a team and independently with minimal supervisionUS CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED; successful candidates will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearanceDesired Qualifications:Experience in applied R&D environments and with rapid software prototypingExperience in autonomy and autonomous decision making, underwater navigation, automated planning, hydrodynamics modeling, creating vehicle autonomy algorithms, and/or machine learningExperience programming in modern C++, Java, Matlab, or PythonAbility to improvise and think "outside the box" to develop technical solutionsA track record of publications and/or successful proposal writingPosition Location: Reston, VAPerks and BenefitsMedical, Dental and Vision InsuranceAccompanying FSA and HSA optionsAdditional Voluntary BenefitsPaid Time Off9 Observed Holidays and 2 Floating HolidaysPaid Parental LeaveTuition ReimbursementProfessional Development ReimbursementAnnual Salary ReviewsProfit Sharing401(k) Traditional and Roth OptionsGym and Fitness ReimbursementEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployee Referral ProgramAll 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