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Principal Navigation Engineer

Orolia Government Systems, Inc. · Rochester, New York
Department Orolia Government Systems, Inc.
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Orolia Government Systems is recruiting a Principal Navigation Engineer to be responsible for maintaining the Orolia FlexFusion Navigation Sensor Fusion Algorithm and responsible for integrating new sensors such as GPS/GNSS, IMUs, Vision Systems, RF Ranging, Vehicle Sensors and other signals of opportunity into the algorithm. This position must be based full-time in Rochester, NY and relocation assistance is available. Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western NY. It is the third-largest metropolitan area in New York state with a population of just over one million people. https://realestate.usnews.com/places/new-york/rochester.

What you'll be doing as a Principal Navigation Engineer...
The Principal Navigation Engineer will be a key member and Subject Matter Expert (SME) on a cross-functional engineering team to support product development and new business opportunities. They are also responsible to understand the principles of state of the art Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, their implementations in our products, and to help guide the organization for future growth. The ideal candidate will be a MATLAB expert with prior experience successfully developing a Navigation Kalman Filter and deploying on an embedded hardware platform. This is an applied technology role, and not a pure research role, so an ideal candidate will be able to translate theory into commercially viable products and solutions.

Responsibilities will include:
Maintain the Orolia FlexFusion architecture, MATLAB models, and embedded software for current and future navigation solutions; assess the most suitable solutions, and bring in all available in-house and external ideas and skills.

Apply technologies in multi-sensor fusion to be used in resilient PNT solutions embedded in professional/military UAVs payloads or in an y military vehicle.

Apply technologies to generate GNSS and Signal of Opportunity to be used in the most scalable and comprehensive resilient PNT test platform on the market.

Lead engineers and product development teams to design, develop and qualify new PNT products and solutions.

Interface with customers and research program sponsors to understand their needs and work in conjunction with the Product Managers to convince about the quality, innovation and value of the PNT solutions in both pre and post-sales situations.

Master Degree in Aerospace, Controls, or Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics with 5+ years Control or Navigation Systems experience
PhD in Control or Navigation Engineering with 3+ years Control or Navigation Systems experience is highly preferred
Documented active US Government Security Clearance at the Secret level or higher highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Navigation solution design and implementation
Modeling and estimation/Kalman filtering experience
Sensor fusion and PNT experience
Expert in MATLAB/Simulink tools and knowledgeable in image processing (pattern recognition, GPU programing, etc.)
GPS electronics integration
Inertial sensor integration
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Positive attitude and ability to engage and influence
Ability to effectively and collaboratively lead a team with agility.
Ability to learn, progress and maintain knowledge base of state of the art technologies.

Why Orolia Defense & Security?
Founded in 2006, Orolia became the world leader in Resilient PNT in just a few years, as one of the few global providers of precise, rugged and reliable positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions that are critical for governments, military, aerospace and defense markets.  With a team of over 425 people, Orolia’s success is rooted in a shared culture that includes entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, operational excellence and a high level of customer service.

In early 2019, Orolia Defense & Security spun off as a separate entity from its parent company Orolia, with the mission of providing resilient PNT solutions and custom engineering services to U.S. Government agencies, U.S. Defense organizations, and their contractors. Orolia Defense & Security operates as a proxy-regulated company, Free of Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI).  As such, Orolia Defense & Security is approved to work on the full spectrum of U.S. Government classified and unclassified projects and is positioned to support strategic partnerships in the development of key PNT technologies for the defense market.

Orolia is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate based on race, color, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any protected category.  We encourage veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

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  • Location
    Rochester, New York
  • Department
    Orolia Government Systems, Inc.
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full Time
  • Minimum Experience