Career Opportunity: Mission Autonomy Software Engineer

Thursday January 11th, 2018 TAGS: ,

ASV Global is seeking an experienced mission autonomy engineer to work on a goal-based mission planner. One of the biggest challenges in developing a highly autonomous systems is designing it to handle unexpected scenarios. You will join the team developing our next-generation mission planner.

This system is responsible for generating a mission plan from high-level user-provided goals as well as efficient re-planning and plan reparation in response to changes in the environment. You will collaborate with other engineers at all stages of the process, from design to integration. If this sounds like your kind of work, get in touch; we’d love to hear from you.

 Job title:  

Mission Autonomy Software Engineer

About ASV Global:

We are a fast paced, rapidly expanding, world leading company, specializing in the design, build and operation of unmanned maritime vehicles and control systems. We operate in the Military, energy and research sectors and build innovative, technologically advanced products to solve difficult problems.

Our success is due to the people we employ – if you’re smart, adaptable, highly productive, a team player and relish the challenge that comes with solving difficult problems then ASV Global is for you.


Our software developers are a tightly knit group of extremely talented individuals. There’s a pervasive desire to do things the right way, even when that takes longer than the easy way. If a developer is stuck or can’t decide on the best way to do something, it’s common for them to walk down the hall and get someone else’s opinion. We practice a meritocracy here: the best idea is the one we use, whether it comes from the project lead or an intern. This means that every individual can have a significant impact on our product and ultimately the success of the company.

We are also firm believers in self-improvement and constant growth: that’s why we have monthly “lunch-and-learn” gatherings where one developer on our team presents some topic that may be unfamiliar to the rest of us. Examples include an overview of machine learning, computer vision, or the latest C++ standards. We believe that maintaining a solid work/life balance is crucial to the well-being of our employees. Furthermore, we understand the need for a flexible work schedule to deal with unexpected situations. Of course, we also provide all the standard perks–paid sick leave, vacation time, health benefits, and 401k matching.

Location: USA

Key responsibilities:

  • Use your knowledge of multi-objective constraint satisfaction and optimization, predictive analytics, planning and re-planning techniques, and mission representation to design and
    develop an intelligent goal-based mission planning system
  • Researching and staying up to date with the latest developments in high-level/goal-based autonomy

Furthermore, our software stack includes software development in modern C++ on Red Hat-family Linux. We use Confluence and JIRA for project management, Mercurial for version control, Jenkins for continuous integration, and ReviewBoard for code review. Experience with any of these tools is a plus.


This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Applicants must be a U.S. Person as per 22 CFR 120.15 in order to satisfy export
compliance requirements.

In addition, applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Deep working knowledge of at least two of the following:
    • Multi-objective constraint satisfaction and optimization
    • Predictive analytics
    • Planning & re-planning techniques
    • Mission representation
  • A passion for solving challenging problems in the field of robotics
  • Computer science theory and practice, either through a suitable degree or sufficient
  • Programming experience in at least one object-oriented programming language, preferably
  • Familiarity with working in a Linux environment
  • Willingness to travel offshore or internationally to provide support, testing, and integration
    with hardware

Responsible to Technical Director of Software

Salary: Dependent on Experience

To apply:

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