Senior UAS Software Product Manager

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Senior UAS Software Product Manager


Dayton, OH 

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Are you interested in working for a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? Our UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) and Embedded Systems invites qualified candidates to apply for our Senior UAS Software Product Manager opening! UDRI’s UAS and Embedded Systems researchers focus on providing autonomy systems, sensor control, system integration, and exploitation capabilities across a wide range of UAS platforms. We also provide an embedded platform for performing complex sensing algorithm testing.

This is a highly specialized technical position that will be responsible for the integration and management of system and application software in the context of multi-UAS autonomous systems. The Senior UAS Software Product Manager shall guide the development of a mature UAS autonomy software solution. Responsibilities include:
• Managing all aspects of releases, including relevant technical documentation
• Maintaining a high level knowledge about all aspects of the UAS system control software
• Managing team of field tech support professionals
• Leading customer-facing interactions, including serving as an industry representative of autonomy products
• Tracking distribution of autonomy software
• Updating marketing materials representing autonomy software
• Managing integration efforts with UAV platforms
• Handling autonomy solution feedback

Minimum Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in a technical discipline;
* At least two years of experience working with or developing UAS software products;
* Experience working with Air Force partners;
* Excellent written and oral communication skills;
* Knowledge of Air Force UAS autonomy platforms;
* Solid team leadership skills;
* Robust time management skills;
* Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required;
* Active US SECRET (or higher) clearance will be required for ongoing employment in this position

Preferred Qualifications

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

* MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering;
* Software development experience on Windows and/or Linux operating systems;
* Successful experience developing software for deployed Air Force ISR systems;
* Successful experience with software and system integration;
* Experience managing a technical team in software releases;
* Experience working with UAS autonomy platforms;
* Excellent interpersonal skills;
* Active US SECRET (or higher) clearance

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.