• Senior Planning & Autonomy Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/30/2018 1:06 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



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    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


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    A position is established for an individual interested in pursuing a challenging career in applied research in decision systems, with an emphasis on optimal and heuristic methods for resource allocation problems and a variety of autonomous vehicle systems applications. The candidate will work on cutting-edge efforts for US Government and commercial customers. Areas of work include task and motion planning for autonomous systems, modeling and control of complex dynamical systems, and optimization. The ideal candidate is an assertive self-starter, engaging colleagues and building ideas in a team-centered environment. 



    Desired qualifications include the following:

    • Expertise in areas such as task planning, motion planning, optimization, optimal control, and modeling of dynamical systems
    • D. or M.S. with equivalent experience in electrical engineering, computer science, machine learning, statistics, physics, or related field.
    • Experience leading teams and contributing to proposal development
    • Solid programming experience (e.g., C/C++, Python, Matlab)
    • Good written and spoken communication skills.

    Ability to obtain a government security clearance is required for this position. Only United States citizens can apply.


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