Scientific Systems Company, Inc.

Principal/Lead Engineer - Autonomy Technologies

Sep 16, 2023

Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

SSCI is looking to fill Principal/Lead/Scientist positions in the areas of autonomy for unmanned systems.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. ( is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1990 and based in Woburn, MA, Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) invents disruptive technologies, develops revolutionary solutions, and builds trusted products for our customers’ most challenging missions. SSCI focuses on the creation of AI/ML enabled capabilities to command, control, communicate with, and manage composable collections of intelligent agents, smart sensors, and autonomous platforms across all domains.

*Eligibility for DoD Security Clearance is required for this position.*


  • Develop advanced concepts in Autonomy, AI, Machine Learning, and/or Cognitive Systems
  • Develop competitive proposals and follow-on programs for R+D customers, including DARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL, NASA, and other government agencies and industry primes
  • Lead execution of advanced technology R+D programs in Principal Investigator roles
  • Support other company initiatives and programs in a Subject Matter Expert role
  • Support company marketing and business development via technical briefings, publications, conferences, and professional outreach activities


  • PhD w/ 7+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent,in EE, CS, AI, Robotics, Cognitive Systems, Machine Learning or related field, with demonstrated experience in Autonomous Vehicles, Behavior-based Robotics, or other Unmanned/Autonomous Systems development
  • Established background in Autonomy, Robotics, or Unmanned Systems, with technology focus in AI, machine learning, and/or cognitive systems
  • Demonstrated successes in winning proposals and developing innovative solutions in Unmanned Systems, Autonomy, Robotics, or Machine Learning
  • Demonstrated ability to interact independently with R+D customers as PI or SME
  • Demonstrated small team leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in Human Systems Integration (HSI), User Interfaces (UI), Multi-Vehicle Tasking, and/or Mission Planning for Unmanned Systems


Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI benefits package includes 401K, Health/Life/Disability Insurance.

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