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Senior Robotics and Autonomous Systems Architect

  • GE Corporate
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/14/2018 4:52:26 PM
  • 3059468
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Corporate Business Innovations
Location(s): United States; Massachusetts, New York; Boston, Niskayuna


About Us:
Avitas Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company. At GE and Avitas we are transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Avitas delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industrial inspection.

Avitas offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. Avitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
Avitas Systems is looking for a Senior Robotics and Autonomous Systems Architect to join its emerging inspections engineering team. You will work on multiple projects as a project leader or internal consultant and also work on highly complex projects that require in-depth domain knowledge or two or more specialized architecture areas.

Essential Responsibilities:
As a Senior Robotics and Autonomous Systems Architect you will work with GE Global Research
and GE Business teams to design and architect commercial grade robotics inspection solutions for
industrial assets.

In the role of Senior Robotics and Autonomous Systems Architect, you will:

  • Develop, lead and grow new technology concepts with
    strategic impact focused on robotics, autonomy, cyber-physical systems, and the Industrial
    inspection
  • Lead projects, relationship building, and the development of new
    autonomous and robotic systems technology
  • Interface with business leaders and
    provide direction and guidance for technology roadmaps
  • Identify key technical
    issues and focus resources to produce cutting-edge technical breakthroughs in the area of cyber
    physical systems technology
  • Actively participate in design, architecture, and
    development efforts of robotic inspection solutions for industrial assets
  • Guide
    robotics researchers on the principals of software design and architecture


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum 5 years of experience in enterprise system design, architecture and integration OR Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum 8 years of experience in enterprise system design, architecture and integration
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in design and development of distributed cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems, robotic systems, simulation environments, and human-robot interfaces 
  • Minimum 4 years of experience developing autonomy solutions for a diverse set of problems (e.g. planning, positioning, perception, etc.) and domains
  • Minimum experience with the core robotics and autonomy concepts including path planning, kinematic and dynamic modeling of robots, perception, graphical simulation, and GUIs
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an
    employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with
    particular skills
  • Must be willing to work out
    of an office located in Boston, MA or Niskayuna, NY


Desired Characteristics:
;
  • Strong track record as a thought leader and
    influencer
  • Familiarity with core
    robotics and autonomy concepts including path planning, kinematic and dynamic modeling of
    robots, perception, graphical simulation, and GUIs
  • Possess superior problem
    solving skills, and independent decision making abilities, all while operating in an extremely
    demanding, fast-paced team setting
  • Significant experience in C / C++ / Python / Java
    programming
  • Experience with the ROS or other robotics middleware and OpenCV,
    OpenCL, PCL, and CUDA
  • Experience in an industrial domain (e.g. oil & gas,
    energy, transportation, etc.)
  • Experience with embedded robotics platforms
    developing online algorithms
  • Well connected with external thought leaders,
    technology providers, and users of robotic and autonomous systems
  • Experience
    with wireless sensor networks, and wireless communication protocols
  • Familiarity
    with industrial control systems
  • Experience with Continuous Integration &
    Continuous Deployment (CI-CD)
  • Experience with Agile / SCRUM
    methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to convert high-level customer needs into a
    technical development strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    Communicate effectively both in written and oral English
  • Self-motivated, innovative,
    willing to pursue new technical areas and capable of working
    independently
  • Reviews exceptions and makes recommendations to architectural
    standards at a domain level.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business' structure
    (P&Ls) and the interplay of functions to support business goals; demonstrate knowledge of
    the business products, key processes, suppliers, customers and
    market/competitors.
  • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear
    rationale.
  • Takes a systems perspective that inter-relates internal and external
    factors for planning. Envisions compares and contrasts multiple potential medium range
    operational futures.


  • Locations: United States; Massachusetts, New York; Boston, Niskayuna

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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