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Jacobs Senior Autonomy Engineer in Beavercreek, Ohio

Critical Mission Solutions

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It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs is currently seeking a senior software developer or autonomy engineer for our Dayton office. Successful candidates will have a background in Software Development/Engineering (C++ or Python).

-Conducts research in design, development, testing and utilization of electronic data processing software.

-Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.

-Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software.

-Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

-Analyzes user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.

-Confers with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.

-Designs, develops and modifies software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcomes and consequences of design.

-Coordinates software system installations and monitors equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required :

-Shall have at least 8 years of experience as a Software Engineer in software development/engineering, including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution.

-The individual must be able to communicate directions and provide guidance to junior programmer/analysts, as required.

-At least 5 years of experience developing software using either C, C++, or Python.

-Shall have experience on the design and development of at least one Object Oriented system.

-Shall have extensive experience in planning and accomplishing goals and complicated tasks and providing consultation on complex projects as top-level contributor or specialist.

-Shall have experience “wrapping” legacy systems or components as Web Services within a SOA framework or container framework (i.e. Docker).

-Shall have experience developing solutions integrating and extending FOSS/COTS products.

-Shall have demonstrated technical writing skills and have generated technical documents in support of a software development project.

-Understanding of Cognitive Architectures.

-Understanding of Convolutional Neural Networks.

-Understanding of generative techniques, both neural and other.

-Theoretical bases for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomy.

-Mathematical programming experience, especially optimization and simulation.

-Experience with particular machine learning software packages, such as Café, Torch, TensorFlow, or Theano.

-Experience with AI software packages.

Preferred :

-Experience using ProbLog, Prolog, or similar software package(s).

-Demonstrated advanced mathematical expertise, especially derivations of algorithms or synthesis of controllers.

-Filter design and implementation.

-Robotics experience, especially robots within uncontrolled or adversarial environments.

-Basic understanding of computer networking and of neutral messaging tools, such as JSON and Google Protobuf.

-Experience with Sensor processing or exploitation, especially SAR, EO, and IR.

-Create new software to facilitate automatically manipulating and exploit sensor data.

-Shall have experience developing software using Matlab.

Clearance :

This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Clearance processing will be completed by the U.S. Government. Factors considered for a U.S. Government Security Clearance include but are not limited:

-U.S. Citizenship (Required)

-Favorable Criminal History Check

-Education Verification

-Abuse/Illegal Drug Use

-Credit Check

-Subject Interview


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.