Robot Algorithms and Control Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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Sierra Lobo, offers customers a full range of professional and technical capabilities, including Test and Evaluation, Systems Engineering, and Advanced Technologies. We also develop products and processes related to Cryogenic Fluid and Thermal Management Systems, Densified Propellant Management Systems, and Prototype Extreme Pressure and Temperature Systems. Our customers include the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This position is located on the OMES II contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This position will support the Restore-L program in the Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD). Relocation assistance is available for this position. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran JOB DESCRIPTION: The engineer will provide algorithm and control engineering support for the Restore-L Robot Subsystem. The Restore-L Robot Subsystem is responsible for developing the robotic technology for the Restore-L servicing vehicle and operating the two robotic arms during the Landsat-7 servicing operations. Job duties include: • Design and document robot algorithms for autonomous and tele-operated on-orbit robotic servicing tasks • Analyze and write reports for robot algorithm stability and performance at component and system levels • Work with robot software experts to implement robot algorithms on consumer and flight processors • Develop test campaigns to evaluate robot algorithms on commercial and flight robot hardware systems • Develop test campaigns to validate dynamics models used in simulation to analyze robot algorithm performance • Work with robot systems engineers to create functional and performance requirements for robot algorithms • Create and deliver technical presentations to support design reviews Qualifications REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineer, Robotics or related field and 9 years experience • Excellent knowledge of two or more categories of standard robot algorithms including compliance control, forward and inverse kinematics, visual servo control, collision detection, trajectory planning, computer vision, and filtering • Hands-on experience with robot algorithm design, development, and implementation on robot hardware systems • Mid-level programming knowledge of object-oriented programming in C++ • Excellent written and oral communication skills and teamwork skills DESIRED EXPERIENCE: • Experience with practical application of linear control theory • Excellent knowledge of performance analysis for robot systems • Use of MATLAB, OCTAVE, or similar for robot algorithm design and analysis • Use of MAPLE or similar for robot algorithm design and analysis • Experience with developing test campaigns for hardware robot systems • Experience with use of metrology systems to analyze hardware robot system performance • Experience with serial and parallel robotic manipulators • Experience with software development for real-time systems • Experience with standard best practice software development lifecycle tools (git, svn, bug tracking, unit testing) • Experience with Open Robot Control Software (Orocos) • Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS) • Experience with space flight robotic systems • Experience with NASA mission lifecycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.) ID: 2019-2056 Level: Mid-Level (Non-Manager) Visa: Citizen only External Company Name: Sierra Lobo, Inc. External Company URL: </script>

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