• Machine Learning Engineer for Autonomous Systems

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/17/2019 11:08 AM)
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  • 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.


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    Draper's Perception and Autonomy Group seeks a machine learning engineer to help research and create advanced autonomous systems, including vehicles and robots, able to operate in complex environments such as underwater, air, and space. The candidate should have expertise in deep learning for computer vision and be able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate should be capable of reading and understanding research papers, implementing state-of-the-art algorithms, and dealing with unique technical challenges.


    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • MS in Computer Science or related field, or BS with significant experience
    • Software development experience (Python/C++)
    • Broad knowledge of machine learning, particularly deep learning
    • Competency with a modern deep learning framework (e.g. PyTorch or TensorFlow)
    • Good written and spoken communication skills
    • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.


    Desired Skills and Qualifications:

    • Robotics experience (with tools such as ROS)
    • Broad knowledge in computer vision
    • Experience with Linux and embedded systems


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