Senior Autonomous Systems Engineer

With MITRE in McLean VA US

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Posted on March 26, 2021

About this job

Location options: Paid relocation
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior
Role: Embedded Developer
Industry: Cybersecurity, Data Science, Machine Learning
Company size: 5k–10k people
Company type: Private


c++, python, ros, tensorflow

Job description

MITRE’s Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AIAS) Department has a new opportunity for a strong technical leader to join an innovative team of engineers focused on development of autonomous systems and AI solutions for sponsor needs and developing robotics capabilities for a safer world. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced team environment and working with cutting-edge technology. The candidate for this position will work a wide variety of challenging activities in direct support of sponsor programs and will support MITRE’s AI and autonomy efforts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain knowledge of advances of autonomy and robotics capabilities in industry and academia
  • Leverage technical expertise to evaluate and improve AI/Autonomy system performance
  • Provide thought and team leadership centered around autonomy/AI technology adoption on robotics hardware and cloud-based computing environments
  • Develop, propose, and lead research in the field of autonomy and AI
  • Evaluate autonomy or AI solutions and provide guidance to sponsors based on their requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skills
  • Proven ability to work independently to learn new technologies, techniques, processes, languages, platforms, systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to foster relationship development with sponsors


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering, or similar field
  • 8+ years of professional experience, or advanced degree and 4+ years of professional or post-doctorate experience
  • Understand the breadth of autonomous systems across different domains (DoD, Services, Intelligence Community, DHS, Industry and Academia)
  • Experience in robotics-relevant fields, such as computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, planning, human machine teaming, and multi-robot systems
  • Ability to articulate autonomy-specific challenges (in perception, reasoning, behaviors, collaborations), discuss critical issues, and identify gaps
  • Familiarity with the state of the art in the field
  • Knowledge of the challenges of developing autonomous and AI systems that are robust in real world scenarios

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in technical field of study
  • Experience leading either technical or project teams, or serving as a group direct supervisor
  • Practical knowledge of simulation environments for AI/autonomous systems
  • Active/current DoD Secret Clearance
  • Experience developing machine learning solutions with modern toolchains, e.g. TensorFlow, MXNet, Scikit-Learn
  • Experience with robotics software and frameworks, e.g. ROS
  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and python

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