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

Motion Planning Engineer

Lockheed Martin
Stratford, CT
  • Job Code
    433989BR
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 motion planning engineer will design and implement algorithms that generate collision free, dynamically feasible paths, consistent with goals and mission objectives. The ideal candidate will be passionate about flight automation and possess a strong desire to learn and see their work in action

In this position you will research new algorithms, improve existing implementations and planning execution pipeline. Identify areas of efficiency and improvements for faster/higher rates for real-time execution

Basic Qualifications
Education Requirements

• BS/MS/PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace or related field


Basic Qualifications
• Experience with sampling-based motion planners (RRT, RRT*, RRT#, RRTX), searched-based lattice-based planners (D*, AD*, LPA*), planning under uncertainty, and/or trajectory optimization
• Understanding of vehicle dynamics, modeling and control

Required Experience and Skills
• Experience programming and working with real world robotic system (C, C++ or Python in Linux environment)
• Experience with real-time constraints
• Experience with software engineering tools and development frameworks (eg: Git, Cmake, Jenkins, gtest, etc)
• Background in object oriented design, prioritizing testability, reusability, and requirement tractability
• Prior experience in motion planning in robotics

Desired skills
• Experience with MALAB/Simulink/Stateflow and autocoding
• Experience working on safety-critical systems, test planning and execution
• Proven ability to product computationally efficient software that can meet real-time requirements
• Numerical optimization techniques (e.g., nonlinear constrained optimization) and dynamic programming experiences
• Experience in a regulated, safety critical environment
• 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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