Autonomous Systems Applied Scientist

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Website Metron, Inc.

Metron, Inc.

Company : Metron, Inc.

Country: United States

Location : Reston, Virginia

Post: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 21:10:42 GMT

Expires: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Description:
Metron is an employee-owned company dedicated to delivering innovative solutions for the most challenging national security problems. For over 35 years, our principled approach to problem-solving has yielded creative solutions at the intersection of advanced mathematics, computer science, physics, and engineering. Our people are leaders in their technical fields and are passionate about solving challenging problems. We look for individuals who share this same passion and can apply their experience in real-world settings.



Our autonomous systems team is adding a talented applied research scientist with a background in autonomous systems, robotics, and/or machine learning. Our team is dedicated to creating resilient mission autonomy via the development of technologies that increase the reliability and longevity of unmanned vehicles in some of the world’s most demanding environments, on some of the most complex of missions. The successful candidate will be passionate about designing, developing, and applying cutting-edge autonomy for vehicle prototypes.  

In this position, you will develop and contribute ideas for autonomous vehicles in navigation, command and control, route and motion planning, artificial intelligence, and decision making. You will be part of a team of scientists and software engineers that designs and implements advanced vehicle autonomy. You will integrate into, and lead, dynamic and highly motivated project teams, and use new ideas from across multiple fields to push the boundaries of the possible for intelligent systems. 


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in computer science, robotics, mathematics, physics, or applicable engineering field 

At least 2 years of relevant autonomous systems experience  

Object-oriented programming proficiency 

Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision 

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED; successful candidates will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearance 

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in applied R&D environments and with rapid software prototyping

Experience in autonomy and autonomous decision making, underwater navigation, automated planning, and/or machine learning

Experience programming in modern C++, Java, Matlab, or Python

Ability to improvise and think “outside the box” to develop technical solutions

A track record of publications and/or successful proposal writing


Position Location: Reston, VA


Workplace Safety

Metron follows the CDC and OSHA guidance for workplace safety. Metron expects all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an exemption for an underlying medical condition or strong religious conviction. We also listen to our employees to create a safe and workable office environment for everyone. Metron continues to support flexible/hybrid telecommuting options when project work allows for working from home. If you have any questions about the safety precautions we are taking, we encourage you to ask during the interview process. 


Perks and Benefits

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Accompanying FSA and HSA options

Additional Voluntary Benefits

Paid Time Off

9 Observed Holidays and 2 Floating Holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Tuition Reimbursement

Professional Development Reimbursement

Annual Salary Reviews

Profit Sharing

401(k) Traditional and Roth Options

Gym and Fitness Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Referral Program


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Metron takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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