Planning, Autonomy, & Automation

US-MA-Cambridge
3 weeks ago
Requisition ID
2017-2926

Overview

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,600 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.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.   

 

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

 

Responsibilities

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. 

Qualifications

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

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.

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