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Robotics Software Engineer

A-Tech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Employer Description

A-Tech Corporation, d.b.a. Applied Technology Associates (ATA), is a privately-held, Hispanic-owned small business and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  ATA also has operations in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Huntsville, Alabama, Chantilly, Virginia, Greenbelt MD and White Sands Missile Range. 

ATA is an advanced technology and products company that delivers space, airborne, and ground-based systems to government, aerospace, and commercial customers for imaging, high energy laser, inertial navigation, space systems, and laser communications applications with specialization in precision pointing, line-of-sight stabilization, and real-time software and controls products and systems.  ATA has numerous engineering and program management positions open.

ATA develops embedded processing systems for commercial and DoD applications. Our primary focus involves the application of state-of-the art, FPGA and System-On-Chip (SOC) devices to high performance video processing, adaptive optics, laser communications, imaging sensors, and a wide range of real-time control systems for inertial measurement units, fast steering mirrors, and stabilized telescopes.  ATA is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in working within a small, agile, innovative team and who share a strong desire to create a work environment that is highly collaborative, rewarding and fun.   

 

Job Description

Applied Technology Associates (ATA) is seeking a Robotics Software Engineer in support to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Advanced Technology (SVAT) contract.  ATA is supporting AFRL in a variety of areas related to the design and flight of space vehicles.  One of those areas is in the application and implementation of robotic assembly and integration of spacecraft while on-orbit. 

ATA is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in working within a small, agile, innovative team supporting Air Force projects and who share a strong desire to create a work environment that is highly collaborative, rewarding, and fun. 

The successful candidate will serve as an engineer within AFRL/ATA’s guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) team and contribute to a collection of projects to help with the development of methods and algorithms for orbiting robotic assembly of spacecraft and their implementation.  Current projects include support to two different laboratories for the purposes of raising the technology readiness levels (TRLs) of GNC algorithms and software. 

The projects focus on the use of ground-based robots and robotic arms while simulating the orbital dynamics they would encounter.  Assembly methods, control algorithm, and computer vision algorithm development are some of the tasks.  The laboratories emulate many aspects of spacecraft flight providing real-time testbeds and verification and validation platforms for GNC and related algorithms and software.  We work in a heavily MATLAB-based environment, using MATLAB for modelling, simulation, testing, data analysis, and algorithm development but position is heavily focused on software development, integration, and testing using C++ in the Robot Operating System (ROS).  Simulation support inside ROS is also needed. 

Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited program
  • S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Experience programming in C++
  • Experience in software integration and testing
  • Experience in robotics

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • D. in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited program
  • Active security clearance
  • Experience using and developing in the Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • Background in spacecraft dynamics and/or guidance, navigation, and control
  • Experience with revision control systems such as Git

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are nominally Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Travel:

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.

Primary Location: Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM

Relocation Available: Possible

ATA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ATA conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to ATAJobs@atacorp.comPLEASE REFER TO DOCKET ATA20190306

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
11 March 2019
CLOSES
10 April 2019
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
REQUIRED EDUCATION
Masters Degree
SALARY (USD)
Open
JOB FUNCTION
Engineer
FIELD
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors