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RFA Engineering Test Engineer - Machine Learning in Dubuque, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( Our client, based in Dubuque, IA is developing new intelligent features for their next generation of off-highway equipment. From this midwestern location, you would work as part of a team of world-class team of engineers and researchers to implement autonomous and semi-autonomous technologies including robotics, machine learning, and computer vision.

In Dubuque, you would be welcomed and supported by our team of dedicated and skilled employees which includes our own leadership, training, team building and mentoring systems. There are also opportunities for professional and career growth and leadership through our company and potentially long term with our client.

This is a unique position opening that requires a combination of high tech, hands-on skill sets, and desire to be outdoors. This is a great entry point for someone with a strong technical background that wants to guide their career deeper into these advanced technologies!

Test Engineer - Machine Learning

Job responsibilities include:

  • Gather and manage data from prototype test vehicles to use for training of machine learning software including object detection, classification, tracking and prediction using stereo camera, radar, lidar, etc.

  • Develop and execute test plans to acquire, organize, and transmit data downstream to other engineers that will perform data labeling operations.

  • These data sets are exceptionally large and will require editing to reduce low value data before it is sent for downstream labeling. This will require you to develop and deploy testing tools to streamline data handling to ensure timeliness and data quality.

  • Define and collect metadata to characterize environmental conditions and any other significant testing parameters.

  • Drive and participate in continuous refinement of the process and downstream processes to obtain optimal quality and outcome.

  • Participate in reviews with peers and internal project stakeholders.

  • This position will require travel to test locations. Most travel is considered a day trip, but occasional trips to further destinations will be required.

Requirement Experience

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field, or equivalent experience

  • Ability to develop code and scripts to automate and simplify portions of the data cleaning/management process

  • Demonstrate ability to be highly organized and meticulous

  • Excellent analytical and program solving skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Goal-oriented individuals with passion and motivation to continuously learn and overcome obstacles.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience and familiarity with image processing and computer vision technology, especially 3D vision.

  • Experience with C++, OpenCV or other typical vision-based development tool sets would be helpful, but not required

  • Experience with vision-based sensors such as LIDAR, radar, and cameras.

Why work for RFA?About RFA EngineeringRFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers dating back to 1943. Our primary focus is project based product development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, MN, Satellite office in Dubuque, IA, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.We Offer Competitive Benefits:

Health and Dental InsuranceSupplemental Vision InsuranceCompany Paid Life InsuranceCompany Paid Long-Term DisabilityShort-term DisabilityRetirement Savings Account (Traditional 401k & Roth 401k)Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent CareExtra Time BonusesPaid Time Off (PTO)Holiday PayBereavement LeaveEmployee Assistance Programs (EAP)Education Assistance

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