Control Theory Engineer- Autonomous Systems
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us. MITRE's Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AIAS) Department is an innovative team of engineers focused on the development of cutting-edge autonomous systems, robotics capabilities, and AI solutions for a safer world. The AIAS Department has an exciting opportunity for a capable control theory engineer. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced team environment, a broad array of challenging problems, and an opportunity to work with advanced technologies from across the field of autonomy. A successful candidate for this position will serve a critical role in enabling advanced autonomy capabilities both for our sponsors as well as internal efforts at MITRE.Responsibilities include:Develop and synthesize advanced control laws enabling autonomous vehicle operations in ground, air, and underwater domainsPerform system identification and model development for autonomous vehicles and robotic systemsPropose, lead, and contribute to independent research and development projects supporting advanced autonomous system capabilitiesWork in multidisciplinary teams to develop new autonomy algorithms and behaviors supporting sponsor needsDevelop dynamic vehicle simulations to evaluate and assess low-level vehicle performanceBasic Qualification:Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field- with a focus in automatic controlFunctional understanding and experience with linear, robust, model predictive, and nonlinear control design and analysis techniquesDemonstrated experience performing control synthesis and analysis for robotic or autonomous system developmentAt least 8 years applicable experienceAbility to effectively summarize and articulate challenges and solutions in this domain to sponsors, management, and other decision makersFamiliarity with the state of the art in the fieldRequirements / must have for consideration:Must be a US citizen able to obtain and maintain a US government clearance **Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and WordMust have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skillsProven ability to work independently to learn new technologies, techniques, processes, languages, platforms, and systemsExcellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to foster relationship development with sponsorsPreferred:Ph.D. in relevant fieldPublished works in the areas of control theory or system identificationU.S. Citizen with active/current DoD SECRET ClearanceExperience with robotics software and frameworks, eg ROSExperience with object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and pythonKnowledge of software engineering practices such as continuous integration, source control, software testingThis requisition requires the following clearance(s):SecretMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE's employment process, please contact MITRE's Recruiting Help Line at 703-983-8226 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright (C) 1997-2021, The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. MITRE is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation. Material on this site may be copied and distributed with permission only.