Roboticist Graduate Research Assistant- Spring 2021 - ATAS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Division (RASD) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) seeks a Software Development Robotics Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) who is self-motivated and interested in gaining real-world experience to start spring 2021. The GRA will provide software development, testing, and other support, specifically for research in Swarming, Distributed Multi-Robot Systems, Collaborative Autonomy, and Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, along with other GTRI/ATAS projects, as directed by the engineering and software staff. This team primarily develops swarming algorithms for unmanned aircraft, performs software and hardware-in-the-loop testing, research and analysis, and live flight testing. Duties may include software and system testing, development and design, assembly of components/systems, performing experiments, formal creation and follow-up for development issues/bugs, software, and system documentation, assisting with field tests/demos, whitepaper creation, and other technical tasks appropriate for the skill level of an engineering/software graduate student.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Graduate Research Assistant
Pursuing a Masters degree or PhD at Georgia Tech in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Robotics/Mechatronics
Must be enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours) during working semesters
3.0 or higher GPA
Commit to 15-20 hours of work per week

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in 1 or more programming languages, ideally C++ or Python.
Familiarity with Linux and open source tools, ideally Ubuntu.
Experience with version control, ideally with git.
Experience with standard build systems, such as CMake, gcc
Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts.
Strong self-motivation and task/team leadership experience.
Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to your peers.
Experience applying software development to real world problems, though student organization teams, competitions, course projects, or personal projects.
An appreciation for developing software in an engineering context to drive algorithm and system design for real physical systems, considering safety and human interaction.
Interest or familiarity with standard robotics problems and computational solutions.
Familiarity with configuration management tools

Hours Per Week

15-20 hours per week

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to Obtain

Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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Atlanta, GA 30303

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