Sr. Autonomous Vehicle Engineer - SME

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Post Date: 05/17/2018 Job ID: 15436 Industry: Engineering Pay Rate: Open
Contract to hire - MUST be US citizen or permanent alien resident

Work location: Grand Rapids, MI or Clearwater FL

Sr Technologist for Autonomous Systems who can provide deep insight into emerging technologies - artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, drones, etc. - for air transport.
This person will develop our autonomy technology roadmap and influence the investments and the opportunities we pursue. In addition, this person will operate as a partner and advisor to business leaders by leveraging subject matter expertise, by providing sound, practical engineering and business advice, and by employing a creative approach to problem solving.

Avionics and Digital Systems is looking for a Senior Technologist for Autonomous Systems to join its emerging autonomy team who can provide deep insight into emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, drones, etc. – for air transport. This person will develop our autonomy technology roadmap and influence the investments and the opportunities we pursue.  In addition, this person will operate as a partner and advisor to business leaders by leveraging subject matter expertise, by providing sound, practical engineering and business advice, and by employing a creative approach to problem solving.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide thought leadership on autonomy and autonomous solutions for the business
  • Develop, lead and grow new technology concepts with strategic impact focused on autonomy, cyber-physical systems, and air vehicle applications
  • Identify key technical issues and focus resources to produce cutting-edge technical breakthroughs in cyber-physical systems technology
  • Lead pursuits and projects, building relationships, and developing of new autonomous systems technology
  • Interface with business leaders and provide direction and guidance for technology roadmaps
  • Build strong partnership with government and regulatory bodies in forming policies that promote industry, customer and business needs
  • Actively participate in design and development of autonomous solutions
  • Collaborate with GE’s Global Research Center, other GE divisions, universities and partners
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in design and development of distributed cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems, robotic systems, simulation environments, and human-robot interfaces 
  • Minimum 4 years of experience developing autonomy solutions for a diverse set of problems (e.g. planning, positioning, perception, etc.) and domains
  • Minimum 4 years of experience applying artificial intelligence models in real-world environments
  • Must be a US citizen. GE will require proof of status prior to employment
Desired Characteristics:
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline focus on autonomy or autonomous vehicles
  • Very strong understanding and experience in the fields of autonomy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and related technologies.
  • Well connected with external thought leaders, technology providers, and users of robotic and autonomous systems
  • Strong track record as a thought leader and influencer
  • Demonstrated leadership in advancing the state of the art in autonomy
  • Ability to engage and interact effectively with senior management and with senior government executives, program managers, and contractors
  • Familiarity with systems engineering processes including requirements definition, aircraft integration, flight testing, system safety, and requirements verification
  • Familiarity with core robotics and autonomy concepts including path planning, kinematic and dynamic modeling of robots, perception, graphical simulation, and GUIs
  • Experience in C / C++ / Python / Java programming, with ROS or other robotics middleware, with OpenCV, OpenCL, PCL, and CUDA, and with Machine and Deep Learning toolkits such as MXNet, TensorFlow, Caffe and Torch.
  • Experience with sensor fusion, sensor integration, and wireless communication protocols
  • Superior problem solving skills, and independent decision making abilities, all while operating in an extremely demanding, fast-paced team setting
  • Strong presentation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Company may agree to sponsor an individual for an
    employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with
    particular skills
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located Grand Rapids, MI or Clearwater, FL

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