Staff Autonomy Software Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Staff Autonomy Software Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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UDRI is looking for an Autonomy Software Engineer to join the SPIRE group. You will contribute to a growing team with the goal of developing, implementing and improving software verification and validation (V&V) systems that reduce the required development time of AI and autonomy systems. Research includes the transition between Open System Architectures, Digital Engineering methods, applicable standards and actual flight testing.

This position also features a secondary focus on software and hardware implementation of data exploitation algorithms on low size, weight and power (SWaP) hardware. This also includes integrating hardware, sensors, etc on to custom payloads to support field and flight testing.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree
2. Due to the nature of this position, US. Citizenship is required
3. Eligibility to obtain a United States SECRET clearance (or higher) is required for ongoing employment in this position
4. 3+ years of experience in Software Development
5. Successful professional experience programming in Python and/or C/C++

Preferred Qualifications

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

1. Master's degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field
2. Demonstrated, effective interpersonal skills
3. Active US SECRET (or higher) clearance
4. Professional experience or familiarity with:
-- 4.1. Installing, configuring, and working in Windows and Linux environments
-- 4.2. Developing software to communicate and exchange information (e.g. commands, status, data) with hardware devices, sensors, and/or systems
-- 4.3. Implementing algorithms on low size, weight, and power (SWaP) hardware, such as Nvidia Jetson Tx2/Xavier development boards
-- 4.4. Integrating custom hardware (Sensors, GPUs, CPUs) in low SWaP payloads
-- 4.5. Source code version control systems such as Git, Subversion, or similar
-- 4.6. Software verification and validation (V&V) processes and/or tools
-- 4.7. Modeling and simulation tools such as AFSIM

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

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.