Yoh Engineer IV in Grand Rapids, Michigan

SR TECHNOLOGIST needed for a CONTRACT opportunity with Yoh's client located in GRAND RAPIDS, MI. THE BIG PICTURE - TOP SKILLS SHOULD YOU POSSESS: Looking for a Senior Technologist for Autonomous Systems to join its emerging autonomy team who can provide deep insight into emerging technologies - artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, drones, etc. - for air transport. This person will develop our autonomy technology roadmap and influence the investments and the opportunities we pursue. In addition, this person will operate as a partner and advisor to business leaders by leveraging subject matter expertise, by providing sound, practical engineering and business advice, and by employing a creative approach to problem solving WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING: * Provide thought leadership on autonomy and autonomous solutions for the business * Develop, lead and grow new technology concepts with strategic impact focused on autonomy, cyber-physical systems, and air vehicle applications * Identify key technical issues and focus resources to produce cutting-edge technical breakthroughs in cyber-physical systems technology * Lead pursuits and projects, building relationships, and developing of new autonomous systems technology * Interface with business leaders and provide direction and guidance for technology roadmaps * Build strong partnership with government and regulatory bodies in forming policies that promote industry, customer and business needs * Actively participate in design and development of autonomous solutions * Collaborate with GE's Global Research Center, other GE divisions, universities and partners * Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline focus on autonomy or autonomous vehicles * Very strong understanding and experience in the fields of autonomy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and related technologies. * Well connected with external thought leaders, technology providers, and users of robotic and autonomous systems * Strong track record as a thought leader and influencer * Demonstrated leadership in advancing the state of the art in autonomy * Ability to engage and interact effectively with senior management and with senior government executives, program managers, and contractors * Familiarity with systems engineering processes including requirements definition, aircraft integration, flight testing, system safety, and requirements verification * Familiarity with core robotics and autonomy concepts including path planning, kinematic and dynamic modeling of robots, perception, graphical simulation, and GUIs * Experience in C / C++ / Python / Java programming, with ROS or other robotics middleware, with OpenCV, OpenCL, PCL, and CUDA, and with Machine and Deep Learning toolkits such as MXNet, TensorFlow, Caffe and Torch. * Experience with sensor fusion, sensor integration, and wireless communication protocols * Superior problem solving skills, an