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Job Descriptions: USA

Field Service Representative

Locations: Camp Lejeune NC, Camp Pendleton CA, 29 Palms CA, Kaneohe Bay HI

Marathon Targets designs, manufactures, and operates autonomous robotic target systems to provide the most realistic live fire training in the world. The targets address a fundamental training gap: the first time shooters fire live ammunition at a realistic moving target is in a firefight.

The role involves operating and maintaining the robotic targets in support of training. There are positions available at 4 locations, 29 Palms CA, Camp Pendleton CA, Camp Lejeune NC, and Kaneohe Bay HI.

Primary tasks include:

  • Setup in preparation for training:
    • Discussing training with instructors, translating trainers’ intent into software scenarios which the robots can execute.
    • Moving targets to the training location.
    • Range setup: setting up communications equipment, surveying the range, clearing robot running areas of large debris.
  • Operation of the robots during training:
    • Running the targets and monitoring their state through the robot-control software.
    • Adapting the targets’ behaviour on-the-spot according to progress of trainees and real-time directions from instructors.
  • Post-training activities:
    • Target maintenance and charging.
    • Reporting on training activities and target usage.
    • Liaising with Marathon head office to facilitate improvements based on actual usage.
  • Other:
    • Educating military personnel on the targets’ capabilities and limitations.

Prior Experience

This role does not require any specific technical expertise, however a technical mindset and the ability to troubleshoot is essential.

We will provide training in the particulars of operation/maintenance of the system.

Desired Skills

The following skills/attributes are desirable:

  • Prior service within the US DoD. Experience in the Marine Corps is preferable.
  • Confidence operating computers.
  • A high mechanical aptitude and some basic experience with electrical debugging.
  • Ability to work in the field and a willingness to get hands dirty. Must be physically able to move around on large training ranges for long durations.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • High motivation — a go getter!
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and changing plans.
  • A willingness to occasionally work long hours and at night.
  • Holder of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel interstate.

Training

The chosen candidate will undergo hands-on training alongside a Marathon Field Service Representative. Once the candidate is deemed competent, they will begin to run operations independently.

Terms

The positions will be full time.

We are a growing company which is changing the way people train. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and initiative to be part of the team.

Please submit your CV with a description of how your skills fit the position description above. Applications should be sent to the following email addresses:

  • Camp Lejeune role: job1009@marathon-targets.com.
  • Camp Pendleton role: job1010@marathon-targets.com
  • 29 Palms role: job1011@marathon-targets.com
  • MCB Hawaii role: job1012@marathon-targets.com

Job Descriptions: Australia

Software Developer – C++/Linux

Location: Marrickville, Sydney

Marathon Targets develops mobile autonomous robotic targets for militaries around the globe. Our targets are bullet-proof self-driving robots that enjoy being shot at with live ammunition. We are looking for a passionate software engineer to join us in creating future generations of robots.

The job entails writing robust production code which will execute on systems around the world, operated by people who neither know nor care what a segmentation fault is. Our systems make a real difference to the way people train and their chances of coming home alive.

We are a small close team of creative people who are passionate about our work. You will be part of a mechanical/electrical/software team that designs the robots and associated equipment from the ground up.

The role may entail a diversity of software tasks such as:

  • user interfaces with unique and demanding requirements
  • low-level drivers
  • complex algorithms
  • database-like back-ends
  • network-distributed systems
  • software release management and testing
  • supporting users in the field

This is an opportunity to:

  • be part of a small dynamic R&D team, within a growing company
  • work on a ground-breaking product, building things that no-one has built before
  • see your software come alive when the robots move, and make a difference to the people at the pointy end

Requirements: experience with C++ in a Linux environment.
Experience with Qt/QML is an advantage.

The position would suit a recent graduate in computer science or software engineering, or an individual with a couple of years’ experience in a commercial environment.

It’s helpful if applicants like the idea of getting out in the field occasionally: spending afternoons driving robots around in sunny Sydney.

We have a relaxed work environment, flexible hours, and casual dress.

To apply, please write to job3128@marathon-targets.com with your cover-letter and CV. In order to increase your chances of being short-listed, please submit with your application a function which returns the set of all integers between x and y inclusive (for positive x and y), which are multiples of 4 or 6 (efficiency is not critical). For example: x=3, y=12 -> { 4, 6, 8, 12 }.


PhD Autonomy Engineer — Mobile Robotics

Location: Marrickville, Sydney

Marathon Targets develops mobile autonomous robotic targets for militaries around the globe. We build real-world robots for real applications that non-roboticists care about. We are looking for someone who’s excited about pushing the envelope of what’s possible, and seeing their work make quarter-ton bullet-proof machines race around at sprinting pace under their own control.

We are a small close team of creative people who are passionate about our work. You will be part of a mechanical/electrical/software team that designs the robots and associated equipment from the ground up.

The job is suited to someone with a background in the kinds of things needed to make robots move (SLAM/localisation, motion-planning, etc) who has the capacity to do fundamental algorithmic development, and to adapt those algorithms to the real world. The job entails writing robust production code which will execute on systems around the world, operated by people who neither know nor care what a segmentation fault is. Our systems make a real difference to the way people train and their chances of coming home alive. Your work will go into the hands of end-users who will appreciate the advances.

Applicants should like the idea of getting out in the field: spending afternoons testing robots in sunny Sydney.

The primary responsibilities of the job include:

  • Robotics algorithm development, implementation, and testing
  • Staying abreast of the latest developments in the field

Job requirements:

  • Robotics PhD
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of important robotics concepts and techniques such as state estimation, control, navigation, path-planning, etc.
  • Strong software skills (C/C++)
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Teamwork/communications skills

We have a relaxed work environment, flexible hours, and casual dress.

To apply, please write to job1824@marathon-targets.com. With your cover-letter and CV, include a description of the real-world robotics projects that you have worked on, and describe your role in the project team.


Casual Warehousing/Assembly Staff — Robot Manufacture

Location: Marrickville, Sydney

Marathon Targets develops mobile autonomous robotic targets for militaries around the globe.

The robots are built in our Marrickville facility. We are looking for casual staff to assist in warehousing and/or assembly operations. Tasks include:

  • Mechanical/electronic assembly and testing
  • Incoming goods inspection/QA
  • General Warehousing duties
  • Stock control
  • Tool/Storage maintenance

No particular experience is required, but the following would be advantageous:

  • Experience with hand tools
  • Familiarity with a warehouse environment
  • Ability to drive a forklift

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Self reliant
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to closely follow written instruction from taught material
  • Flexibility in work hours

To apply, please write to job6121@marathon-targets.com with your cover-letter and CV.