Autonomy Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Autonomy Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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Job Description:

UDRI is looking for an Automomy Engineer to join the SPIRE group. You will contribute to a growing team responsible for cutting-edge technology and enhancing autonomy capabilities and effectiveness.

An ideal candidate for this role will be excited at the prospect of implementing state of the art artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to reveal new insights and research new applications. They will enjoy and have knowledge of data/document processing, video captioning and natural language processing. This position also requires competency in Python programming language.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree
2. Demonstrated, successful experience (professional) with machine learning techniques and autonomous systems
3. Demonstrated, successful experience (professional) with natural language processing
4. Demonstrated, successful experience (professional) programming in Python
5. Familiarity with government sponsored research efforts
6. Highly self-motivated

A minimum of 3 years of directly related experience at the R2 level is required

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. Experience (academic or professional) with:
-- 3.1. Automatic video captioning including sequence modeling and classification
-- 3.2. Document/data processing
-- 3.3. Computer vision
-- 3.4. Generative adversarial networks
-- 3.5. Source code version control systems such as Git or similar
-- 3.6. Containerization of algorithms and software via Docker or similar

Special Instructions to Applicants

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.