30 days old
2018-05-222018-06-21

Motion Planning Engineer

Lockheed Martin
Stratford, CT
  • Job Code
    433994BR
Sikorsky Innovations is an agile group of Engineering & Technology experts, strategically partnered with academic, industry and business professionals. Innovations strives to solve the hardest problems in vertical flight through cutting-edge technological, process, and product development, while leveraging Sikorsky’s core competencies

Developed through MATRIX™ Technology, Innovations’ Autonomy pillar gives humans the technology and tools to fly more missions, execute missions more effectively, enable new missions, and improve safety and reliability, while reducing the cost of aircraft ownership
• Fly missions more often
• Fly missions more effectively
• Enable new missions
• Improve safety & reliability
• Reduce cost of ownership

About the Role

Low-flying rotor-craft must navigate to specific goal points while avoiding obstacles, evaluating terrain for safe landing zones, building contingency plans, and performing continuous surveillance

The software engineer will work closely with robotics and aerospace engineers to design, analyze, implement and test algorithms and systems enabling optionally-piloted rotorcraft flight. The primary technology focus areas will be perception, planning, and system infrastructure. The engineer will work in a fast pace development environment while additionally developing plans to mature and transition systems to real-time, embedded environments. The ideal candidate will be passionate about flight and automation and possess a strong desire to learn and see their work in action

Basic Qualifications
Education Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 years or professional work experience OR Master’s degree
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, or comparable engineering discipline

Basic Qualifications
Self-motivated. Ability to perform tasks with minimal oversight
• Experience in a multi-discipline environment


Required Experience and Skills
• Systems programming or robotics software programming
• Linux or BSD experience
• C or C++ experience preferred. Other systems programming languages optional (e.g. D, Rust, Objective-C, Swift, etc.)
• Real-time and resource-constrained systems
• Knowledge in operating systems concepts for embedded systems, including: scheduling, process synchronization, concurrency
• Network protocols and inter-process communication
• Ability to understand, leverage and integrate basic algorithms and data structures. (sorting, searching, trees, graphs, maps, etc.)
• Software engineering tools and frameworks for development, testing, and configuration management (gcc, cmake, Git, Jenkins, etc.)

Desired skills
• Prior experience in one or more robotics domains, such as:
• Search-based or sampling-based motion planning
• Computer vision, LiDAR, RADAR
• Simulation
• Controls
• Experience with RTOS such as: VxWorks, INTEGRITY, LynxOS, etc
• Experience with MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow
• Data analysis in Python, Perl, R, etc
• Experience working on safety-critical systems, test planning and execution
• Flight test experience

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



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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Job Location(s): Stratford Connecticut

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