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Scientist IV - Research Software Engineer in Autonomous Systems

Malibu, CA, USA Req #202
Monday, July 27, 2020

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

EDUCATION DESIRED: M.S. or PhD in Computer Science


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Primary job function is research software development of a complex cognitive architecture for autonomous driving. Must be efficient and capable to operate in dynamic research environment with rapidly evolving software. Task will include module research and development, module interface definition, system implementation, coordination across a large team for continuous integration, unit testing, machine learning training, sub-system test, overall system test in simulation and on real-vehicles, data capture and partitioning for complex scenarios, and cloud-based simulation and test for a vehicle fleet using continual learning and online monitoring/verification. 

EXPERIENCE DESIRED:
Essential: software engineering for autonomous systems or similar complex systems, familiarity with simulation integration, training, and testing for autonomy. Primary development is in C++ but transitioning code from Python, Matlab and other languages is required. Knowledge of machine learning, motion planning, and experience with software verification are desired. Must be capable of writing clean, fast, reliable, testable, and highly scalable code.


KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background with all of the following: C++, Python, Docker, and Continuous Integration DevOps tools, e.g. Jenkins, NextCloud, Harbor, etc. Desired knowledge of simulation engines and tools including UnReal Engine 4, Unity, Open Street Maps, CARLA. Desired knowledge of architectures for autonomous vehicles, robotic systems, software systems and development methods and methods for training and testing in simulation nd with real vehicles.
 
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R & D team activities is required. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required. Valid CA driver’s license 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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