Senior Research Scientist - Robotics & Autonomy

Lockheed Martin
Arlington, VA
Mar 13, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Analyst, Research
Research, Science
Full Time
This position is for a Senior R&D Engineer in the Robotics & Intelligent Systems Group at Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM ATL). LM ATL is the advanced research facility of Lockheed Martin Corporation - a global enterprise with core businesses in systems integration, space, aeronautics, and technology services. The mission of the Advanced Technology Laboratories is to develop new technologies and perform applied research that will enhance Lockheed Martin's competitive edge. Advances in Robotics & Autonomy are poised to have a transformational impact on society - from navigating in the depths of the sea to completing highly demanding missions in the heights of the sky. We are growing our areas of research to lead future technology advances in these topics. The Senior R&D Engineer will * Lead the development of new applied research in robotics & autonomy for both internal and external projects, working in collaboration with LM ATL colleagues and world-class academic researchers, national labs and other advanced technology organizations. * Develop and foster research funding opportunities in coordinated multi-robot control, collaborative autonomy and advanced techniques for interaction between robot teams and humans. * Advance the state of the art and develop and demonstrate new technologies in relevant environments - as team lead and as key contributor to project teams * Stay engaged in the wider research community, understanding emerging trends in technologies to enable development of discriminating capabilities for LM ATL The selected candidate will also have demonstrable experience leading complex robotics and autonomy R&D projects, and will be a highly motivated individual with an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong record of leading successful proposals with US government Science & Technology organizations such as DARPA, IARPA, ONR and AFRL. Prior to starting work, the selected candidate will select a standard 40 hour; 5 days per week flexible schedule or aa flexible 9/80 schedule with Friday off every second week and flexible hours per day. Basic Qualifications * MS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or related technical disciplines * At least 3 years of experience leading proposals for and executing on contract R&D programs for US Government Science & Technology organizations, preferably in an R&D or advanced technology environment * Research experience and/or strong academic concentration (eg thesis) in one or more of the following: * developing and implementing autonomy algorithms for unmanned systems, especially in multi-robot planning, coordinated control, distributed estimation and control in robotic vehicle networks * collaborative autonomy involving teams of robots and humans Desired skills * Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or related technical disciplines * Expert experience in developing and demonstrating collaborative autonomy schemes using advanced techniques including human group/organizational dynamics, bio-inspired models, flow fields and systems- and control-oriented approaches. * Track record of leading R&D programs as Principal Investigator * Strong network and professional visibility and relationships at US government Science & Technology organizations, universities, national labs, and other advanced technology organizations * Experience with robotics & autonomy architectures such as ROS and MOOS-IvP * Strong oral and written communication skills as evidenced by proposals, published articles and presentations at conferences and seminars; * Excellent interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of shaping and influencing internal and external stakeholders on projects * Strong team leadership skills, demonstrated on R&D project teams * Strong programming skills in C/C++, Python and Matlab/Simulink * Must have the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the US, and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we're engineering a better tomorrow. Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Job Location(s): Arlington Virginia

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