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Trust in Autonomous Systems Researcher

Lockheed Martin


Location:
Cherry Hill, NJ
Date:
11/13/2017
2017-11-132017-12-13
Job Code:
414400BR
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Job Details

Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) is chartered with creating generation-after-next technology to help Lockheed Martin maintain technology dominance. As a group of applied research laboratories, ATL looks beyond current requirements to envision future capabilities and needs, exploring technology in cyber, materials, robotics, informatics, spectrum systems and others. Our researchers work closely with customers to create and shape opportunities and are skilled in applying emerging research to evolving programs. Our agile business structure is designed to swiftly respond to urgent needs. Our primary partners include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), government service laboratories, and other Lockheed Martin companies. ATL also maintains research relationships with key universities, industry partners and thought leaders.
We are a group of professionals who develop and apply leading edge technologies to our customers’ most difficult problems and needs

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Candidate will be a key contributor to a new research area focused on Trust in Autonomous systems within Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, will communicate with Lockheed Martin internal and external customers to define needs and execute on research to address these needs in both the short and long term.

• Work within a distributed team of scientists and engineers at ATL, other Lockheed Martin facilities, outside companies, and universities to perform research in trust in autonomous systems, verification and validation, testing, modeling and simulation, and human-machine teaming, with a focus on designing and developing techniques and approaches for use on development programs across LM business units for requirements definition through to test and evaluation of systems with autonomy capabilities.
• Typical customers include DARPA, IARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL, commercial companies, Lockheed Martin business units, and Advanced Technology Labs proper (via internally funded basic and applied research programs)
• Applicants are expected to have ideas for research and development and have a desire to see those concepts funded
• R&D will focus on generating approaches that can be used to enhance Lockheed Martin’s goal of enabling the integration of autonomy into its platforms and programs
• R&D could take place in the areas of trust in autonomous systems, verification and validation, testing, modeling and simulation, and human-machine teaming.
• Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Basic Qualifications
Advanced degree in Artificial Intelligence, Information Science, Systems Engineering, or related discipline with a focus on design, development, application, and evaluation of autonomy as it relates to full systems
•At least 5 years research and development experience in a relevant area.
•Experience in defining research objectives, preparing and presenting research plans and results to management and customers, developing research proposals, and planning, implementing, and tracking of R&D projects.
•Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse portfolio of technologies
•Ability to write proposals to win DoD-funded contracts, team with university researchers in the human factors and human-system integration domains, and collaborate with small and medium enterprise companies
•Knowledge of current state of the art in autonomy evaluation, requirements development, testing, and modeling & simulation.
•Exceptional verbal and written skills and ability to present complex technical issues to LM management as well as the ability to be a technical advocate for human effectiveness and performance enhancement technologies
•Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
•Must have the ability to obtain a U.S. Secret Security clearance that requires U.S. citizenship. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Desired skills
• Strong people and technical leadership skills
•4 or more years of industry and/or government experience.
•Demonstrated successful project leadership
•Ph.D. or equivalent experience in one of the above technical disciplines
•Experience in research studies surrounding autonomy capabilities
•Experience in transitioning technology from the research environment to users.
•Willingness to travel

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s team of 113,000 people works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin has employees based in all 50 states and more than 570 facilities that span 70 countries.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Job Location(s): Cherry Hill New Jersey