Job Description

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Robotics Autonomy Engineer, Senior

Key Role:

Lead the research and development of multi-agent teams of robotic systems across multiple operational domains and mission areas. Function at the intersection of software and hardware to design, build, test, and demonstrate new autonomy capabilities that address complex client problems. Apply leading-edge principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of new principles and concepts. Serve on an interdisciplinary team conducting research and development of novel autonomy solutions for DoD clients. Work independently on unusually complex problems and provide highly innovative solutions, technical oversight, and mentorship to junior and mid-level engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with robotics or systems engineering for equipment hardware, including circuits or sensors

  • Experience with Robot Operating Systems (ROS)

  • Ability to use ROS for the development of custom messages, nodes, packages, or stacks

  • Ability to provide backend software development in C++ or Python for embedded Linux systems

  • Ability to provide algorithms and software support for mobile robot sensing, perception, localization, navigation, and behaviors in aerial or ground domains

  • Ability to communicate complex technical topics to a variety of audiences, in written and verbal formats

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in CS, EE, Computer Engineering, or Robotics Engineering

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with developing architectures and algorithms for multi-agent, distributed collaborative autonomy, including developing collaborative or swarming behaviors and tactics 

  • Experience with Docker image development and container deployment

  • Experience with Git-based version control and branch or tag strategies

  • Knowledge of military strategy, operations, and tactics

  • Ability to develop strategy for internal research and development efforts to support reaching specific business goals

  • Ability to lead a diverse technical team in strategy, project planning, and project execution

  • Ability to provide software maintenance and deployment, including version control, CI/CD, packaging, containerization, and documentation

  • Ability to professionally interact with clients to understand their needs, recommend courses of action, and present or demonstrate results 

  • Master’s degree in CS or Engineering preferred; Doctorate degree in CS or Engineering a plus


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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Work Model
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  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

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