Autonomous and Robotic Systems Engineer

at SAIC Corporation
Location Sterling Heights, MI
Date Posted July 12, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



SAIC is looking for a Remote Software Engineer/Developer (Robotics & Autonomous Systems) in support of U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Robotics / Autonomous Systems Center while working from home providing support for the team in in Sterling Heights, MI.

This job is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

This position is in support of U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Robotics / Autonomous Systems Center (manned & unmanned ground vehicles, robotics, vehicle electronics, and ground vehicle simulation).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction for the software team in the development of software requirements, design, code, test procedures to ensure a high-quality software release.
  • Establish and maintain Software Development Plan (SDP) as well as the software development environment and branch strategies.
  • Ensure all software engineering activities are carried out in a managed, controlled, efficient and effective manner consistent with the established organizational processes.
  • Develop resource estimates in regards to manpower, schedule, cost and scope.
  • Establish work assignments for individual engineers and collect completion statuses.
  • Manage software engineering execution throughout the project lifecycle via the use of project metrics, risk management, structured decisions and project status reports.



  • Bachelor’s degree ideally in computer science, computer engineering and/or electrical engineering or other degree and 3+ years of experience; Master’s degree and 0 years related experience;
  • 3+ years' of experience in Embedded Systems Software development and preferably a concentration in robotic and autonomous based solutions
  • At a minimum knowledge and interest in specializing in robotic and autonomous systems design patterns understanding and application
  • Software development / programming / testing
  • Develop IOP (Interoperability Profiles) software tools, including software design, development and testing
  • Support setup, development, and execution of SIL (Safety Integrity Level) capabilities for Army robotics programs
  • Proficient in C++, python or similar languages/software
  • Robotics or autonomy programming experience
  • Software system integration with controls, embedded systems programming
  • Experience with popular robotics middleware including but not limited to ROS, Apollo and RTMaps
  • Experience working with sensors including but not limited to Lidar, radar, camera, IMU, GPS


  • Linux desired
  • Familiar with communication protocol including but not limited to TCP, UDP, USB, CAN bus, I2C, SPI desired
  • Familiar with multi-threading programming and inter-process communication desired
  •  A plus if candidate has an understanding of standards such as: SAE JAUS, J1939, RTSP, RTP, UDP, TCP, H.264 desired


  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance


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