Algorithm & Analysis Engineer - ATAS - Open Rank

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

August 5, 2022


Algorithm & Analysis Engineer - ATAS - Open Rank

Submit Resume ID: 497555 Type: Researchers Location: Smyrna, GA Categories: Aeronautics, Algorithm Development, Artificial Intelligence, Modeling/Simulation, Robotics/Automated Systems, Autonomous Systems

Project/Unit Description

The GTRI Robotics and Autonomous Systems Division is looking for Scientists and Engineers specializing in robotic algorithms and dynamical systems analysis. You will be joining a growing robotics division focused on autonomy software, and responsibilities may include the development of real-time algorithms for multi-agent robotics applications, including multi-robot collaboration, swarming control algorithms, path planning, guidance, navigation, and task allocation on robotic systems across multiple domains.

Job Purpose

Responsible for the development and support of state-of-the-art algorithms involving to data fusion, sensor fusion, machine learning, manned/unmanned avionics improvement programs, and genetic programming. Algorithm engineering focuses on the design, analysis, software/hardware implementation, optimization, profiling and experimental evaluation of computer algorithms, bridging the gap between algorithm theory and practical applications of algorithms in software engineering. Statistical analysis of multi-modal and time-varying data to characterize and quantify system qualities and deficiencies, resulting in recommendations and development of improvements.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform data cleaning and fundamental data analysis with guidance only as needed, generating new tools with significant reusability.
  • Design and execute algorithm tests with limited oversight.
  • Play a leading role in algorithm design discussions for defined portions of programs.
  • Design larger portions of algorithms and testing with less frequent oversight.
  • Lead sections of technical report execution.
  • Lead discussions with sponsors for large portions of studies.
  • Work with independence at customer sites under guidance of technical leads.
  • Materially contribute to discussions for technical journal articles and conference presentations, and literature searches.
  • Aid in working with students and facilitating their technical development and tasking.
  • Additional Responsibilities
  • Develop real-time algorithms for robotics applications, including multi- robot collaboration, swarming control algorithms, path planning, guidance, navigation, and/or task allocation on robots in one or more domains (air, ground, or sea).
  • Perform rapid prototyping and field-testing.
  • Generate research reports, publication, proposals, and briefs to our customers.
  • Develop robotic simulations with C++, ROS, Linux, and SCRIMMAGE.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art algorithms on real-world mobile robot systems, including field test experimentation and experience with object-oriented programming (e.g., Java, Python, or C++), Robot Operating System (ROS), Linux, and SCRIMMAGE or similar simulation architectures.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Active Top-Secret Clearance
  • A Masters or Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field of study.
  • A strong publication history demonstrating the ability to perform independent research is a plus.
  • Experience with fast prototyping in MATLAB and/or Python as well as experience in integrating and deploying these algorithms for real-time operation on a robot in real-world environments is a plus.
  • Experience in one or more of the following is a plus: ROS, SCRIMMAGE, Multi-robot collaboration, Path planning and navigation, Behavior-based robotics, Optimal control and estimation, Machine learning for robotic control.
  • Travel Requirements

    10% - 25% travel

    Education and Length of Experience

    This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • 5 years of related experience with a Bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related field.
  • 3 years of related experience with a Masters' degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related field.
  • 0 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related field.
  • U.S. Citizenship Requirements

    Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens.

    Clearance Type Required

    Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

    Benefits at GTRI

    Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https: //

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute's mission of solving the world's most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

    Posted: 05/11/2022 Closes: 08/05/2022