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Robotics Path Planning Team Lead

Who We Are

Neya is a leader in developing off-road autonomy for both commercial and defense customers, and we’re looking for a senior robotics path planning lead to join our team. As path planning lead, you will have the opportunity to lead a strong engineering team in the development of a diverse set of autonomy capabilities: Autonomous vehicle path planning through obstructed rural and urban terrain, soldier-aware autonomy behaviors such as formation keeping, and self-learning behaviors including the determination of kinematic constraints through discovery. You will also work with a strong team of scientists and engineers located in Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, and Colorado that work across the entire robotics stack.

Interested in joining our team?  Take a look below to see exactly what we are looking for.  If you feel that you meet most but not all of the requirements below, please reach out to us, you might be a good fit.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the design and implementation strategy for cutting edge navigation and path planning algorithms used for extreme environments related to our newest vehicle development programs.
  • Perform research into algorithm implementation and provide guidance to a team of Robotics engineers.
  • Test and prototype novel solutions related to soldier formation following behaviors and autonomous navigation which can then be implemented on vehicle platforms by the software engineering staff.
  • Communicate directly with our customers related to strategy and implementation techniques.

What We Are Looking For

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, robotics or similar equivalent industry experience.
  • 8+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Experience with path planning algorithms such as model predictive control, receding horizon motion planning, lattice planning, and classic graph-based planning.
  • Excellent applied mathematics skills, with a focus on linear algebra and numerical optimization.
  • Comfortable writing high-quality code in Linux/C++11 or C++14
  • Understanding of sensor error modeling.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience leading technical teams.
  • Passion for developing advanced robotics and intelligent systems.

What Makes Neya Unique

  • Solve immediate and pressing real-world problems that advance state-of-the-art for both defense and commercial/OEM customers.
  • Work with some of the smartest people in robotics and machine learning.
  • Great company culture with a focus on personal growth, entrepreneurship, and mentorship.
  • Competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package including a high contribution 401k, and company paid medical, dental, life insurance.
  • Flexible hours and working conditions.

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