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Research Roboticist

Apply Now Job ID: 501328BR Date posted: Sep. 17, 2019 City: Palo Alto State: California Program: ATC
Description:At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture inspires employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

What is your mission?

As a Research Roboticist, you will support ongoing programs and internal research and development efforts, enabling project advancement and emerging technologies.

What will you be working on?
• Performing scientific experiments, investigations, observations and related research studies
• Developing theories for understanding, characterizing, and organizing natural phenomena into a systematic and significant pattern
• Participating in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications

We are looking for someone who is excited about developing new research ideas in autonomy and robotics. You are someone with strong technical writing, presentation and overall communication skills for reports, proposals, technical presentations, and interaction with customers, team members, suppliers, and academic/industry collaborators.

You would typically have a Bachelors degree and 5 - 8 years of professional experience, a Masters and 3 - 6 years, or a PhD and 0 - 3 years.

How will Lockheed Martin Space support your mission?

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that supports differences and big-picture thinking. Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually.

Benefits you can enjoy include:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• 25 three-day weekends (9/80 schedule)
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.
Basic Qualifications:
• Proven mechatronic experience as demonstrated by a strong publication record and development of working system prototypes
• Strong experience evaluating novel technologies, fast prototyping, feasibility studies, specification and implementation of product components
• Experience advancing the state-of-the-art, including generating patents and publications in top journals and conferences
• Experience leading and writing funding proposals for research grants/programs
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance
Desired Skills:
• Established strong relationships with customers from DOD Research Labs, AFRL, DARPA, or NASA Research Centers or similar is a plus
• Expert in the applications of Artificial Intelligence or Autonomous Systems technologies (e.g., Deep Learning, Machine Learning) to sensing, perception, multi-unit planning or command and control of autonomous systems
• Experience using industrial manipulators like UR, ABB, Kuka or similar
• Experience using Clearpath Robotics or similar
• Experience using DJI Drones or similar
• Complex control of manipulators, high-degree of freedom coordination and advanced mobility technologies experience.
• Experience Implementing augmented and virtual reality technologies for robotic applications
• Experience with filtering, estimation, and tracking (Kalman Filters, Multi-Target Tracking) is a plus
• Experience implementing software for scientific and/or real time image or signal processing applications, computer vision, 3D data processing
• Proficiency in the following programming languages: C++, Python or similar
• Experience with Robot Simulation tools like Gazebo, RVIZ or similar
• Experience using Matlab and Simulink
• Experience with COTS sensing modalities, RF, SAR, LIDAR/LADAR, Radar, Computer Vision, Vibration and fusing modalities for perception and inferencing.
• Exposure to common spacecraft platforms and associated technologies, such as orbital dynamics, fundamentals of Electro-Optical (EO) and Radio Frequency (RF) sensing, optimization and optical payloads
• Knowledge of sensing, planning and algorithms related to Autonomous Rendezvous, Proximity Operations and Docking
• Experience with Real-time processing systems, FPGAs, microcontrollers, measurement and acquisition hardware
• Understanding of Counter Autonomy and AI
• Knowledge of Resiliency for space architectures, sensors, system timing, and actuators in terms of autonomous response to threats
• Experience with, and knowledge of Systems Engineering aspects of requirements decomposition, testing and Verification and Validation, at the systems level
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS4400 SPACE Relocation Available: Possible Career Area: Scientist Clearance Level: TS/SCI Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: 9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2 Shift: First Apply Now

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