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Scientific Systems Company, Inc. Senior Research Engineer - Autonomy Systems in Woburn, Massachusetts

SSCI is looking to fill a Senior Research Engineer/Scientist position for software projects relating to autonomy and unmanned systems. This position requires U.S. Citizenship and eligibility for U.S. Dept. of Defense Security Clearance.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning, signal/image processing, and autonomous systems for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1990 and based in Woburn, MA, Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) invents disruptive technologies, develops revolutionary solutions, and builds trusted products for our customers’ most challenging missions. SSCI focuses on the creation of AI/ML enabled capabilities to command, control, communicate with, and manage composable collections of intelligent agents, smart sensors, and autonomous platforms across all domains.

PhD, or M.S. w/ 3+ years of relevant experience, in CS, AI for Robotics, Operations Research, or related field, with demonstrated experience in Autonomous Vehicles, Behavior-based Robotics, or other Unmanned/Autonomous Systems development

  • Work as part of a team to design, implement, and test autonomy, AI, robot planning and optimization, machine learning algorithms, and software systems for embedded unmanned multi-vehicle autonomy

  • Integrate algorithms and software modules onto real-world unmanned aerial, surface, undersea, and ground platforms

  • Contribute technical materials for proposals, white papers, and publications

  • Present technical results to internal and external customers


  • 3+ years experience in advanced R+D of AI for Robotics, Machine Learning, Robot Planning/ Optimization Techniques, and/or Autonomous Unmanned Systems Software

  • Experience implementing AI and/or Machine Learning algorithms on real-world robot or vehicle prototypes

  • Proficiency with C/C++/Java (C++ preferred) and either Python or Matlab.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Skills

  • Proficiency with standard libraries used for AI, robotics, computer vision, and/or machine learning (e.g., ROS, scikit, etc.), esp. defense industry standards (UCS, UCI, OMS, FACE)

  • Experience in Human Systems Integration (HSI), User Interfaces (UI), Multi-Vehicle Tasking, and/or Mission Planning for Unmanned Systems

  • Experience with systems/software engineering processes, including development tools, configuration management, SysML/UML, DevOps, and test/QA methods


Salary is competitive with market rates, with significant incentives for new business development. In addition, SSCI offers a generous benefits package, which includes Bonus Plan, 401K, and Health / Life / Disability Insurance.

Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI benefits package includes 401K and Health/Life/Disability Insurance.