UAV Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Eglin Afb
United States


SAIC is looking for an engineer to support the development, evaluation, and testing of munition systems for the United States Air Force. Specifically, it involves the development of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) including hardware design, test, and evaluation; simulations and flight test software; algorithm development, algorithm in the loop testing, integrated system simulation testing, component and system modeling, hardware in the loop testing, and flight test demonstrations.


  • Work with senior personnel to document processes, procedures, and test results
  • Develop system component models, tactical algorithms, simulations, and software support tools to aid in the development and test of both hardware and software
  • Support the development of hardware and software interfaces unique to test units



  • Bachelors in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • 2-5 years of experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret clearance
  • Programming Skills (C++, Python, in a Linux environment)
  • Ability to work on a team with other engineers to develop autonomous systems
  • Understanding of control system stability and performance criteria
  • Experience performing simulation configuration management and control and produce simulation documentation
    • Advanced computational techniques (parallel programming in both GPU and CPU)
    • Management experience in Software Development and Version Control
    • Robot Operating System (ROS)
    • Experience integrating aftermarket sensors onto a vehicle for improved sensing modality
    • Experience implementing neural networks or machine learning approaches to real-world use cases
    • Experience designing artificially intelligent systems for high level autonomy
    • Experience with networked autonomy or swarming
    • Experience with UAV operation, test, data collection, and analyses

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