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Project Coordinator

Work closely with VTTI's Program Management Office (PMO) to oversee singular or multiple projects from simple to intermediate complexity with multiple year engagements. Have delegated responsibility for the day to day programmatic administrative, budgetary, compliance and contractual aspects of programs/projects in support of principal investigators as assigned by VTTI's Programs and Business Manager.

Proposal Coordinator

The Proposal Coordinator will provide high level organization with regard to proposal development activities, team communications, and tracking proposals and funding opportunities, with a significant focus on federal proposals in collaboration with the university's Office of Sponsored Programs.

Research Safety Manager

VTTI is seeking a Safety Manager with experience in both traditional industrial safety and research conduct, including: development of research protocols, driver safety training, etc. Position is responsible for facilitating and growing the safety culture at VTTI by implementing and maintaining a comprehensive safety program that covers advanced automotive testing and supporting services (e.g., garage, office space).

Advancement, Partnerships, & Outreach

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager will work collaboratively with and report to the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to manage the internal and external communications for both VTTI and the Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation (GCAPS).

Center for Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure

Lab and Field Research Technician

Duties involve conducting laboratory and field experiments; maintaining and performing repairs on a variety of laboratory and field research equipment; providing technical assistance to students and researchers; installing research hardware components and assemblies; using machining tools and fabricating techniques for metal, plastic, and wood. Duties also include performing detailed reviews of engineering related projects; and ensuring design elements, safety protocols, and laboratory guidelines meet federal, state and agency requirements.

Division of Data & Analytics

Data Reduction Coordinator

The data reduction labs at VTTI serve a variety of research groups by analyzing digital video data collected during various research projects in order to interpret and record information about driver behavior, incident progression, environmental conditions, etc. using various custom computer interfaces. Data Reduction Coordinators support this effort by overseeing routine lab operations and serving as the primary supervisor for a team of part-time data reductionists.

Data Reductionist

VTTI is currently accepting applications for the part-time position of Data Reductionist. The job involves working in our computer labs to review and analyze digital video and data collected in various research projects in order to analyze and document driver behavior, road conditions, data quality, etc., following detailed protocols.

Division of Freight, Transit, and Heavy Vehicle Safety

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Researcher

The Division of Freight, Transit, and Heavy Vehicle Safety (DHVY), a research-focused group within VTTI, seeks a qualified engineer/scientist with a strong background and proven research record in big data analysis, computer vision, and machine learning with an interest in transportation research.

Human Factors Transportation Researcher

DHVY seeks qualified and ambitious engineering (industrial), human factors or traffic safety professionals with a strong background in psychology, safety, and/or vehicle technology.

Senior Research Specialist

DHVY is seeking hard working, innovative, flexible and qualified individuals with an interest to learn and deliver transportation research. Research projects range from small test-track experiments using a single next-generation heavy vehicle to large naturalistic studies involving hundreds of vehicles on live roadways.

Division of Technology Development & Deployment

Autonomous Vehicles & Data Systems Engineer

VTTI seeks an Autonomous Vehicles & Data Systems Engineer to join an established and talented team making an impact in autonomous vehicle research. As a member of the team you'll enable research into all levels of vehicle systems for research purposes. This engineer will develop software for autonomous vehicle control and perception, advanced data acquisition, human/machine interaction, and much more.

DevOps Engineer II

Applies a cross-functional skillset to write software and develop and maintain the platforms, frameworks, and systems that allows VTTI to deploy software more efficiently and securely.

Electronics Technician I

Duties include the installation, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of circuits, components, and instrumentation for data acquisition systems.

Electronics Technician II

The candidate holding the Electronics Technician II position will perform installations and related work on instrumented and automated vehicles including testing state-of-the-art electronics, as directed for Hardware Electronics Laboratory/Technical Operations Group.

Robotics Engineer

VTTI seeks a Robotics Engineer to join an established and talented team who is making an impact in autonomous vehicle research. As a member of the team you'll enable research into all levels of vehicle systems and deploy autonomous vehicles for research purposes.

Division of Technology Implementation

Research Associate

As a Research Associate, this opening is pursuing applicants that demonstrate experience and skills in transportation human factors, programming and basic statistics including experimental design. This position is expected to focus predominantly on driver support systems including autonomous vehicle systems.

Technology Implementation Engineer

This engineer will conduct hardware and software, development, integration, testing, evaluation, and documentation in support of early stage implementation programs. This engineer will work closely with internal project teams, sponsors, and external stakeholders.

Transportation Cybersecurity Researcher

VTTI and the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech (Hume Center), and the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Southwest Virginia (CCI SWVA) are seeking a Cybersecurity Research Engineer through a joint appointment to support the development of a Transportation Cybersecurity Research program.

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