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Draper Laboratories is seeking a Group Leader (GL) for the "Perception and Localization" group around the areas of computer vision, localization and mapping, estimation theory, sensor fusion, robotics, image/video processing and machine learning. Specific focus of the group's capabilities is on vision-aided inertial navigation and mapping, vision-based control, object detection and tracking, and point cloud processing.
The GL will be responsible for leadership of 12+ Technical Staff Members and the Group's Students. Specific responsibilities include: (1) oversight of the quality of execution of projects in the Group, (2) personnel resource planning for the Group, (3) the development of Group's Strategic Plans in concert with the Division Leader, (4) the development, growth, and maturation of the Group's technical capabilities, and (5) the development of new technology, via external contracts and internal funding. The Group Leader is also responsible for career development of the future leadership and through on-the-job-training, and supporting the Division Leader with staff assignments, and other educational opportunities.
Minimum of an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (or closely related field) with proven experience in team leader for at least 5 years. The candidate should have a strong experience in research and development in the technological areas of the group, proven capability in leading teams to the successful execution of projects, and the capacity to envision innovative and transformative strategic plans for the group. Candidate should also have strong skills in designing, developing and testing perception and localization solutions and proven programming skills in C/C++, Python, and MATLAB with a specific focus on computer vision libraries (e.g., OpenCV) and robotics (Robotics Operating System). Ability to obtain a secret clearance is required.