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We are always seeking creative, collaborative, high-energy people to join our team. If you are passionate about technology, or about being part of the team to bring high-tech products to market, Prioria is the place for you.

We work hard, and play hard. We have a great office, but we love the outdoors. Being located in Florida is not so bad either. We’re headquartered in Gainesville, but do business all over the world.

If you think you might be a good fit for our team, check out a few of our openings.

Please send a resume to info@prioria.com and include in the subject line which position you are applying for.

Due to the number of resumes we receive, we are unable to respond to all inquiries. You will be contacted only if your skills and qualifications match our hiring needs. Positions will remain open until filled.

Prioria Robotics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings (updated October 2014)


Aeronautical Engineer

Summary

Conduct general engineering and design of aircraft structures and aero-mechanical systems on small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with both fixed wing and rotary wing design.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engineering and design of aerodynamic structures and mechanical systems for small UAS and payload systems.
  • Creation of new flight vehicles from a provided list of specifications.
  • SolidWorks modeling of components and designs.
  • Simulation-based analysis to prove design before prototyping.
  • Analysis and material selection of designed components, investigating the use of new materials, or improving existing materials.
  • Design targeting highly constrained size, weight, and power environments.
  • Attend and present design reviews.
  • Transition from SolidWorks models to rapid prototyping and production tooling.
  • Facilitate rapid creation of initial parts, learn in-house processes.
  • Work closely with other engineers, technicians, manufacturers, and suppliers to support current designs.
  • Develop manufacturing procedures for designed components.
  • Support flight test operations, and develop bench and flight test procedures.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Use industry standards for drawings and drawing control systems.

Required Skills

  • A MS degree in Aerodynamics or Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Practical experience in Aerodynamics, Mechanical Systems, Materials
  • Experience with air foil modeling (e.g., XFOIL)
  • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink based modeling
  • Able to maintain a security clearance

Recommended Skills

  • Extensive experience in the UAS industry.
  • Experience with SolidWorks.
  • Hands on Design experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Autopilot development or tuning experience.
  • Gimbaled and/or mechanized camera systems experience.
  • Composite layup, autoclave, tooling creation experience.
  • Experience with remote controlled aircraft and helicopters.
  • Waterproof/water-resistant enclosure design experience
  • Mechanical repair skills, including composites construction and fabrication.
  • Electrical repair skills, including soldering and familiarity with a multimeter.

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Electrical Design Engineer

Summary

Conduct general engineering and design of electrical/electronic systems for small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and other small robotics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engineering and design of electrical systems for small aerial and ground robotic platforms and payload systems, involving a mix of digital and analog electronics
  • Designs target highly constrained size, weight, and power environments requiring advanced layout techniques
  • Designs frequently involve integration of advanced sensors, high-frequency digital signaling, and RF radiators in close proximity
  • Participate in definition of design parameters and specifications at a component level
  • Simulation-based analysis to prove design before prototyping
  • MentorGraphics software for schematic design and PCB layout
  • Attend and present design reviews
  • Design of cable, wire harness, and other interconnects
  • Generate design support material including bills of material, schematic prints, layout prints, interconnect diagrams, cable lengths, routing details, impedance reporting, etc.
  • Embedded programming to support design testing
  • Integration tests to verify functional operation
  • Generating test fixtures and test procedures for system level test
  • Assume design responsibility, using the relevant ISO quality procedures as guidelines, through all the development phases, up to and including engineering release
  • Support prototype build, test, evaluation and validation
  • Communicate with suppliers and customers as required
  • Some travel may be required
  • Use industry standards for drawings and drawing control systems

Required Skills

  • A MS or BS degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Practical experience in digital and analog design
  • Experience with MentorGraphics
  • Experience with digital and analog circuit simulation
  • Excellent electronic debugging skills and expert experience with lab equipment

Recommended Skills

  • Extensive experience in the UAS industry
  • Hands on design experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Autopilot development or tuning experience
  • Gimbaled and/or mechanized camera systems experience
  • Experience with remote controlled aircraft and helicopters
  • Waterproof / water-resistant environment design experience
  • Able to maintain a security clearance

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Software Engineer

Summary

We are looking for a passionate and curious engineer to join our software development team. Our ideal candidate has a strong background in C++ development or embedded systems development. A desire to grow, learn, and explore is a must.

You will be asked to design, implement, and maintain the various software subsystems required on small Unmanned Aerial Systems. Areas include platform control, mission planning, video compression and transmission, image processing, wired and wireless network communication, payload control, and data analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, test, debug and provide ongoing support for system software that meets technical and customer requirements
  • Continuously accept and incorporate customer and end user feedback to further improve our products
  • Conduct and participate in code and design reviews
  • Passionately and respectfully champion new ideas and features, big or small
  • Document designs with ample comments, reports, descriptions, issue tracking and resolution
  • Develop reusable software and system components, and integrate these into existing and new designs
  • Work closely with electrical engineers in planning, design and development of systems to ensure software and hardware performance and compatibility
  • Serve as technical lead on projects as assigned, working with customers to meet deliverables and address and resolve technology or system issues
  • Support flight test operations (some travel may be required)

Required Skills

  • Expert C++ or embedded C developer
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multidisciplinary environment

Recommended Skills

  • Qt development experience, or equivalent
  • Git experience, or equivalent
  • Linux kernel and driver development experience
  • OpenGL familiarity
  • Windows, Linux, and mobile OS familiarity
  • Web programming experience
  • Computer vision theory and application
  • Photogrammetry theory and application
  • Controls theory and application
  • Algorithm implementation and adaptation
  • Familiarity with Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Autopilot development or tuning experience
  • Gimbaled and/or mechanized camera systems experience
  • Experience with remote controlled aircraft and helicopters
  • Able to maintain a security clearance

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Technical Project Manager

Summary

Conduct project management activities on technical projects within the R&D Services group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain program management, proposal, and engineering schedule – including resource allocation, completion dates, deliverable items and dates, and other important data points
  • Project planning, resource allocation, budgeting, and projections for all projects within the R&D Services group
  • Coordinate with contract administrative personnel and Program Manager to integrate newly contracted work, including contract deliverables, the contract statement-of-work, and the contract period-of-performance into the master schedule
  • Evaluate project progress continuously with respect to resourcing schedule/budget and report and report status to Program Manager
  • Provide status reports and visibility in company meetings of all R&D Services projects
  • Provide project planning support during proposal writing by the Program Manager, as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned in support of the R&D Services group
  • Some travel may be required in support of program reviews, project completion, or demonstrations

Required Skills

  • A BS degree, or equivalent technical degree preferred
  • At least 5 years experience in project management
  • Certified in Project Management
  • Significant experience with engineering development processes
  • Expert in MS Project, Excel, and Visio
  • Excellent organizational and people skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical skills with which to solve various degrees of logistic problems
  • MS Word, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, or equivalents

Recommended Skills

  • Interest in technical subject matter and technical details
  • Able to maintain a security clearance

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