Research Engineer

Barron Associates performs cutting-edge research in aerospace and biomedical engineering, producing novel solutions to real-world problems related to a variety of applications.   Recent work includes development of technology to minimize hazards associated with the operation of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles, development and pilot-in-the-loop testing of upset recovery technology for fixed-wing aircraft, design of sensors that have flown on the International Space Station and in geostationary orbit, creation of autonomous agents that analyze and respond to remotely sensed data, and development of effective communication devices for individuals with severe physical impairments.

We are seeking highly motivated engineers, scientists, and mathematicians with a passion for knowledge and the skills to turn concepts into reality.  The ideal candidate will have a background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Control Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Statistical Decision Theory
  • Detection and Estimation Theory
  • Communication and Information Theory
  • Trajectory Optimization
  • Signal Processing and Computer Vision
  • Adaptive and/or Optimal Control
  • Numerical Methods
  • OpenCL and/or CUDA
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Embedded Code

Experience with aerospace or biomedical applications is desirable, as is an interest in identifying emerging technology needs and developing new research concepts to address these needs.

Barron Associates is a highly dynamic environment, providing contract R&D services to a wide range of government and industry partners.  Successful applicants will join a diverse team actively working on a variety of exciting projects, including development of:

  • Automated turbulence recognition methods to enhance safety of aircraft operations
  • Techniques for assuring safe behavior of autonomous systems
  • Flight software for spacecraft data fusion and on-board autonomy
  • Hybrid optimization for autonomous space rendezvous and proximity operations
  • Novel UAV designs for atmospheric sensing, including hurricane monitoring
  • Control laws for nontraditional air vehicle configurations
  • Devices to automatically track patient activities to improve hospital outcomes
  • Fully automated fall detection and location determination systems for hospital use
  • Advanced quantitative methods to assist with chronic pain assessment

Applicants should hold a B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field.  Both new graduates and candidates with work experience will be considered.  Strong programming skills in C++ and MATLAB/Simulink are desired.   Must be able to work on ITAR-controlled projects; capability to obtain a U.S. security clearance is preferred.

Barron Associates provides an engaging and collegial environment, with guidance, mentoring, and collaboration among peers, along with excellent pay and benefits, including a 401k retirement plan and group medical insurance.

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