Robotics Engineer With Security Clearance
Responsibilities Noblis is currently seeking a Robotics Engineer for our Autonomous Systems Research Center and government client team. Do you want to be involved with making complex, self-organizing autonomous systems a reality? How about helping diverse civilian and non-civilian federal clients utilize state of the art robotics and wireless communications technologies to transform how agencies meet mission objectives? Are you the type of person who likes solving difficult problems with a requisite attention to technical detail? Would you like to be actively engaged in a challenging and rewarding work environment, working with smart, passionate, and motivated people at the intersection of autonomy, wireless communications, and self-organizing systems? If you answer "
to all theabove, this is the job for you! This is an opportunity for someone with a background and experience in mechanical, robotics, and/or systems engineering to support a portfolio of projects in the Noblis Autonomous Systems Research Center in Reston, VA and our government client research team in Merrifield, VA. Noblis provides autonomous systems evaluation and prototyping services to multiple federal clients, seeking disruptive innovation to transform agency delivery in an increasingly connected and automated world. A focus of Noblis expertise is in the development and testing of heterogenous teams of autonomous machines capable of ad hoc self-organization, tasking, verification, and earned trust reporting. Use cases for this capability range from package delivery and management for the USPS, roadway operations combining connected infrastructure and automated vehicles for USDOT, and non-civilian use cases related to automated reconnaissance. As a member of this dynamic team you will participate in the following activities:
* Developing integrated hardware/software solutions related to autonomous systems safety, efficiency, resiliency, and reliability * Development of concepts of operations, requirements, and system design elements * Full cycle simulation planning, bench testing, and field test design to assess the effectiveness of alternative autonomous system control mechanisms * Assessing and tuning process automation in complex package sortation for USPS * Developing white papers and presentations * Overseeing technical and programmatic activities * Reviewing standards to determine their completeness * Evaluating standards deployment outreach tools * Reviewing project specifications and design documents * Developing statements of work and Government cost estimates * Occasional domestic and international travel (less than 10% a year) Qualifications Qualifications:
* BS required;
MS preferred. One of more degrees in one of the following:
Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Operations Research. * 0-3 years of experience in the application of Robotics in process automation, autonomous search, and recovery, and/or the development and testing of autonomous vehicles/machines. * Strong analytical ability required * Experience in developing products and systems (hardware, software, or both) * Strong ability to design mechanical parts and assemblies in 3D CAD design software * Experience with robotic system integration, sensors, and actuators are required * Excellent oral and written communication skills required * Strong professional, interpersonal, and organizational skills Candidate demonstrates the following:
* Writes a variety of technical documents and prepares and presents briefings * Author/contributor/reviewer, peer review publications * Works independently to determine approach to and technical objectives of work assignments * Ensures client objectives for quality, schedule, and budget are met or exceeded through direct and creative approaches * Interacts with client representatives on significant technical and project matters * Identifies and develops solutions to program problems * Uses a variety of professional concepts and methodologies Preferred Qualifications:
An understanding of, and familiarity with, the following is a plus:
* Connected and/or automated vehicle technologies * Autonomous/automated system design and development * Standards development process and the use of standards * Wireless communications networks * Cybersecurity concepts and processes * Electrical panels, electrical boards, and wiring Overview With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis. Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions. Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us Why work at a Noblis company? Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace. Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact .