Autonomy Network Communications Engineer - Clearance Eligible - Near Eglin AFB

Near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

Are you ready to take the helm in shaping the future of tactical mission autonomy, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with trailblazers who are turning cutting-edge dreams into tangible reality? As a vital member of the growing EpiSci team, your influence will be immediate and transformative as we propel towards a future where security and autonomy unite in unprecedented ways.
EpiSci isn't just another company; we're a rapidly ascending force of innovation, forging ahead with next-gen tactical mission autonomy technologies that span defense, aerospace, and commercial domains. At our core, we wield the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, autonomy algorithms, wireless communications, and digital signal processing to surmount the most formidable national security challenges. Our Tactical AI prowess is nothing short of extraordinary, offering robustness, dependability, and a rapid adaptability that thrives on the frontlines of emerging missions and obstacles. Picture developing AI aviators for cutting-edge aircraft like the F-22 and F-16, revolutionizing wireless tactical communication systems, and fueling the skies with swarms of autonomous UAVs supercharged by sensor fusion.
We understand and cherish the richness that diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the table. At EpiSci, we wholeheartedly invite every exceptional individual, regardless of their journey, to join our ranks and become a driving force behind the secure and autonomous world of tomorrow. Your future at EpiSci awaits—ignite your potential and let's redefine what's possible, together.
Don't meet every single requirement? At EpiSci, we're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you're excited about this role but your previous experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at EpiSci.

Responsibilities

  • Build peer to peer networking solutions for comms degraded/denied environments across swarms of autonomous unmanned systems over MANET radio(s).​
  • Build networking solutions for service-oriented architecture(s) over distributed hardware.
  • Build networking software solutions for real autonomous aircraft systems including F16 fighter jets, group 1-5 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as well as simulated models and more to accomplish tactical military missions.
  • Collaborate with autonomy engineers to implemented production level software to control autonomous UASs.
  • Build networking software solutions for C++ robotic autonomy software architectures that can be deployed on real systems to accomplish military missions (including publish/subscribe architectures).
  • Design Build networking software solutions in collaboration with autonomy engineers that supports full integration with aircraft autopilots, datalinks, sensors, PNT/GPS/INS, ground control stations, etc.
  • Support live flight test of autonomy software on F16s, group 1-5 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
  • Collaborate with 3rd party UAS vehicle vendors on the integration of EpiSci autonomy software onto OEM UAS hardware.
  • Collaborate with domain experts and prior DoD warfighters (ex. DoD fighter pilots) to build software autonomy solutions for military missions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/related engineering field.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience building peer to peer networking solutions for comms degraded/denied environments across swarms of autonomous unmanned systems over MANET radio(s).​
  • Technical Requirements:
  • Experience with network programming for automotive, aerospace, robotics solutions:​ ZeroMQ​, Asio, UNIX Sockets​, and solutions for service-oriented architecture(s) over distributed hardware.
  • Experience developing resilient networking systems for unstable radio networks​.
  • Experience with distributing computing.​
  • Experience with software languages:​, C++​, Python.
  • Experience in developing networking solutions for autonomous robotic software systems in.
  • Experience developing in Docker and containerized development environments, and using Linux-based operating systems (e.g., RHEL, Ubuntu).
  • Experience using git, Visual Studio Code, GitLab, Nexus, SonarQube.
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Passion for solving complex problems with little supervision in a fast-moving team.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, frequently changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and documentation skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple teams.
  • Travel Requirements
  • Must be willing to travel as projects requires. Estimated average travel is once every other month for between 2 days up to 1 week. (~20%)
  • Location Requirements
  • This position requires that you be located within a drivable distance to Fort Walton Beach and Eglin Air Force Base in the Gulf Coast of Florida. The position is still hybrid: expect 2-3 days a week to be in the office, 2-3 days a week at home.
  • Security Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be eligible for a U.S. SECRET security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in computer science/related engineering field.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience building peer to peer networking solutions for comms degraded/denied environments across swarms of autonomous unmanned systems over MANET radio(s), and solutions for service-oriented architecture(s) over distributed hardware.​
  • Technical Requirements:
  • Familiarity with software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) development and testing.
  • Experience working projects related to national security for one or more government agencies.
  • Interdisciplinary background, with evidence of continual learning.
  • Security Requirements
  • Must be eligible for a U.S. SECRET security clearance.
EpiSci is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.
Don't meet every single requirement? At EpiSci, we're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you're excited about this role but your previous experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at EpiSci.
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