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Senior Autonomy Engineer

Locations: Columbia, South Carolina | Gulf Port, Mississippi | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Applications are submitted by directly emailing: careers@integer-tech.com

Job Description

What We Do

Integer Technologies is an applied research and product development company founded by scientists and engineers with a passion for technology and national security. We perform R&D on next-generation systems and technologies for the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government agencies. We are hardware and software developers with experience turning research into impactful products for military and commercial applications. Our core portfolio of research includes projects in power & energy systems, unmanned systems (with an emphasis on maritime systems), digital engineering, and advanced manufacturing. We are a startup founded for the purpose of putting research into action. Our mission is to create a safer world by translating scientific discoveries into reliable products that address urgent national security needs… at the speed of relevance.

Our unmanned systems portfolio includes work on critical enabling technologies for more reliable, more intelligent, and longer-duration unmanned systems. We are actively developing a new perception system that automatically detects objects on and just below the surface of the water, day or night, and in most weather conditions, by fusing sensor data from multi-spectral cameras and radar using reliable and validated machine learning algorithms. This perception system will be a key enabler for autonomous ships to navigate safely without human intervention. Our power & energy systems portfolio includes work supporting the DoD’s the electrification of platforms beginning with Navy ships. Applications include hybrid and electric propulsion systems, autonomous controls, and integration with mission systems to achieve ultra-fast power system response. Our advanced manufacturing portfolio includes works to improve the throughput and quality of high-temperature composite parts used in advanced military aerospace systems.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Integer fully covers medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance costs for the employee and dependents. Meaning Integer standard plan pays 100% of health insurance premiums for your entire family from a well-known national insurer, saving its employee’s thousands of dollars annually.

  •  Relocation assistance available.

  • Base salaries which exceed local & national industry averages.

  • Year-end performance-based bonuses.

  • 401(k) with company matching that vest immediately; no funny business.

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

Company Perks

  • Startup culture with the stability of a large company. Integer’s business plan has years of time phased contracted work, alleviating the would-be risk from a traditional small company.

  • Direct access to company leadership, prioritization of people over process, and a stellar team with a shared desire for personal and professional growth. 

  • Friendly atmosphere where people enjoy not only their work and what they're creating but enjoy helping each other as well.  

  • Bottomless Coffee!

About the Role

Integer seeks a Senior Autonomy Engineer with prior work experience in sensor data processing and the development of algorithms used to fuse multiple sensors for more robust detection of features within robotic system’s environment. This role will use prior experiences to architect and develop software systems which will combine data from cameras, and radar to detect, identify, and track hazards to marine vessel navigation in a multi-layered approach.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop autonomous vehicle navigation and sensor data processing algorithms.

  • Research and develop sensor data fusion algorithms which improve confidence of detected features an anomaly within the sensed environment.

  • Identify and develop methods of optimization within the processing and interpolation pipeline of sensor data used onboard autonomous platforms.

  • Work on a diverse team of engineers and managers with differing technical backgrounds and expertise to understand autonomy problems, identify data requirements, and develop solutions to complex autonomy problems.

  • Support engineering teams in the development of complex mathematical algorithms.

  • Lead efforts in peer reviews of developed perception software systems.

  • Lead efforts in perception system software requirements & architectural development.

  • Work within a collaborative software development effort in a Linux environment.

  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in autonomous navigation techniques, sensor fusion, and robotics to drive innovation within the team.

Qualification Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain a US DoD Secret clearance.

  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree in software engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or closely related field.

  • 6+ years professional experience developing software in the field of autonomy (4+ with master’s degree).

  • Prior experience using data from various perception sensor types (cameras, lidar, radar, sonar etc…) to enhance a robotic platform's perception of its surrounding environmental and potential navigational hazards.

  • Strong background in software development using modern C++, and Python.

  • Strong background in mathematics, and understanding of robotic algorithms such as, linear algebra, trigonometry, Bayesian statistics, and Kalman Filters.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to travel occasionally, estimated at less than 15% of the time.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience field testing rapid prototype sensor package systems.

  • Experience developing hardware and software systems in a marine environment.

  • Familiarity with machine learning techniques and frameworks for sensor data analysis.

  • Familiarity with Cambridge Pixel suite of radar processing tools.

  • Familiarity with Docker and containerization.

  • Familiarity with ROS (Robot Operating System).

  • Familiarity with CUDA.

Integer Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know. In keeping with our culture and values of growth and open-mindedness, we at Integer Technologies believe in the inherent benefits of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Trust, inclusion, openness, and diversity of perspectives are paramount for our team to perform at its peak.

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