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Planning Algorithms Software Engineer


We are seeking a highly experienced planning algorithms expert to be part of the IHMC/NASA team. The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable about planning algorithms, passionate about software engineering in Java, enjoy writing massive amounts of readable, well-tested software, and have experience using software engineering productivity enhancement tools and techniques. Applicants must have good communication skills, and thrive in both a team and individual environment. Starting Date: As soon as possible.

Minimum requirements for the successful candidate:

  • Bachelor¿s or Master¿s degree in related field, focused on planning algorithms
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Experienced and proficient in Java

    • Design, implement, test and maintain various planning algorithm software packages in Java for supporting rotorcraft trajectories. Integrate algorithms into a project involving rotorcraft trajectories. Work independently as well as part of a team. It is preferred for the applicant to live and work in Pensacola, FL. However, exceptional candidates that live near NASA Ames may be accepted, provided they can visit Pensacola for 1-2 week periods occasionally to coordinate.

      To Apply: Email the following to Visit robotjobs@ihmc.us with the subject line PlanningAlgorithms2012:

      1. Resume
      2. Description of a project involving a planning algorithm implementation in which you were a key team member.
      3. One or two published papers in which you were a significant author.
      4. One page essay describing why you want to be a developer of planning algorithms for rotorcraft trajectories, what makes you qualified, and what you see as the major challenges to planning rotorcraft trajectories.
      5. Email address of two references.
        1. Practice Description

          Applicants not submitting all of the required application materials will not be considered. Updates to this announcement may appear at Visit www.ihmc.us/robotjobs

          Application Deadline: Open until filled

          IHMC is an EEO/AA Employer

          Client Description

          IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.

          Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. Our human-centered approach often results in systems that can be regarded as cognitive or perceptual prostheses, much as eyeglasses are a sort of ocular prosthesis. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some people who resist all attempts to classify them.

          Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas.

          IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society's broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, IARPA, DOT, IDEO, Raytheon, IBM, Microsoft, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.

          Location Description

          Location: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL or near NASA Ames Facility.

Opportunity Details

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