Technical Lead - Robotics

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Date Posted: 04-23-2018
We are looking for an experienced individual to lead the development and deployment of ground vehicle robotic systems used in government and defense applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a team of engineers who are developing and transitioning cutting-edge technology into fieldable solutions
  • Derive detailed technical requirements required to satisfy the customer’s system-level constraints and meet the mission specific objectives
  • Ensure the requirements and responsibilities are articulated to each team member, modified as required, and accomplished throughout the project
  • Provide technical oversite of the integration of complex software components onto ground vehicle robotic platforms
  • Assist with troubleshooting of component and system integration issues, guiding the team to an efficient resolution
  • Develop and manage test and verification plans for software systems deployed on mobile robotic platforms
  • Provide clear feedback, both informal and formal, on technical development, progress, successes, failures, and risks


  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer engineering, robotics, or related technical field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a technical leadership role, defense program of record experience preferred
  • Experience transitioning combined software and hardware prototypes into production
  • Understanding of complex software systems integration and testing
  • Experience with design, test, and troubleshooting of engineering systems
  • Familiarity with mobile robotics components and algorithms
  • Great communication skills in both written documentation and verbal presentation
  • Enjoy designing and building solid, rigorously tested, combined software and hardware systems

Must be eligible to obtain Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship required)
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