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Formal Verification for Autonomous Systems

Malibu, CA, USA Req #142
Friday, December 18, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

Primary job function is to apply formal methods techniques to problem of providing mathematical guarantees on the behavior of autonomous systems.
Tasks will include the development, implementation, evaluation and use of algorithms and tools for formal verification, synthesis, and model checking of autonomous systems and machine learning algorithms. Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.

Research and/or development experience in formal methods techniques related to formal verification, synthesis and/or model checking.
Experience in the analysis and verification of algorithms for control (e.g., flight control) or decision making (e.g., air traffic management).Experience using model checking and SMT-solving tools such as dReal, Z3, Marabou, SPIN, Yices, or others.
Experience using proof assistants such as the KeYmaera X proof assistant.
Experience developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources.

Background in one or more of the following areas: formal methods, software verification, SMT-solving, model checking, formal verification, control theory, machine learning.

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Applied Math, EE or related fields

Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R & D team activities is required. Able and willing to occasionally travel.

Keywords: "Cyber Physical Systems", proof engineering, modeling, KeYmaera. dReal, Marabou, "formal methods"

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions):U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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