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Software/Controls Engineer

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia 30332
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  • Robotics
  • Software Engineering
  • Control Systems
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The Planetary Habitability and Technology research group at Georgia Tech is seeking one or more experienced software and controls engineers to join an ongoing AUV/ROV under ice vehicle development program.  For more information on the research group, please see:

The individual(s) will join a broader team of scientists and engineers to refine and improve on board decision making, mission planning and autonomy, as well as improve data management and processing.  The individual must be able to attend long (~3 month) deployments to Antarctica several times in the coming three to four years.  The ability to work in close teams is a requirement for the position.

Entry level and salary will be commensurate with experience, expected at the Research Engineer I or II, though other qualified candidates will be strongly considered.


Prior field-based development and deployment experience is highly desired. The ideal candidate will hold a degree in a related discipline, with advanced degrees desired, and have demonstrable experience with designing and implementing low and high level controls and other software development for underwater vehicles, or related technologies.  Experience and/or interest in the following areas is desired:

-           Embedded software development

-           C/C++/ROS/MOOS software

-           Printed Circuit Board design

-           Power system design

-           General electrical/computing system building/design/debugging.

-           Linux operations

-           Advanced Controls, dynamics, and navigation

-           Signal Processing (especially sonar)

-           Sensor and data integration

-           Computer vision

-           Robotics / Autonomy

-           LCM (Lightweight Communications and Marshalling)/Communications

Applicants should submit letter of application including 1-2 page statement of interest, current cv, and contact information of three references.

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