Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Team Lead

Riverside, United States

Introduction of Unmanned Ground Vehicle Sub-Team

Sub-teams are specialized teams that produce particular sub-systems defined by the project’s need. In addition to contributing towards the overall product, sub-teams serve as an opportunity for UCR-UAS members to engage in both leadership and technical development roles.

The Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) team is responsible for the design, development, and testing of an unmanned ground vehicle that is capable of accomplishing mission tasks that are presented by the AUVSI-SUAS Competition.

Unmanned Ground Vehicle Sub-Team Lead Job Description

Sub-team leads are responsible for developing innovative technical solutions for their given subsystem. These sub-systems are defined and approved by the AUVSI-SUAS Project Coordinator. The sub-team lead(s) are expected to oversee, manage, and engineer their sub-system from conception to integration, and if needed, decommission. In addition to being accountable for their sub-systems' integration, sub-team leads are expected to uphold UCR-UAS Leadership Values and offer meaningful guidance to its members.

The UGV lead is responsible for overseeing all operations within the UGV Team. They are ultimately responsible for delivering a fully-functioning UGV that is integrated with all other sub-systems by the 2023 AUVSI-SUAS competition.

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clear and open line of communication between the Project Coordinator and sub-team leads.

  • Organize and facilitate regular meetings with sub-team members.

  • Relay announcements and other pertinent information between sub-team leads and sub-team members.

  • Meet deadlines specified by the project timeline.

  • Attend and report project updates at weekly leads meeting and any other necessary meetings.

Role-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrating that the UGV payload drop from the UAV can land accurately within a certain target radius without sustaining damage.

  • Exhibiting the UGV’s autonomous driving capabilities.

  • Showing that the UGV can safely and accurately transport a package once in autonomous driving mode.

  • Attend the 2023 AUVSI-SUAS Competition (typically held in Patuxent River, Maryland) in June 2023 or select and train another
    UGV sub-team member to represent the UGV team.

Application Information

If you're interested in applying for the UGV Lead position for the 2022-2023 term, please fill out the following form:  https://forms.gle/SJVFtJZa5vxAn1bZ6

Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 25th 2022 by 11:59 PM PST