Open Positions

For all of these positions, please apply at https://forms.gle/5dyE1hpKgcvXe1Ne6 and specify the position you are interested in.

Drone Pilot

Job Description: E4E is looking for students who can safely operate and maintain SUAS for scientific surveys. This position may support a variety of projects, and has the opportunity to deploy with the project into the field to support operation of the project.

Required Skills:

  • Must have or be able to obtain a FAA Part 107 Airman’s Certificate.
  • Must be able to work well on a team.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot systems on the fly and adapt.
  • Previous experience with ArduPilot or DJI autopilots a plus.
  • Previous experience with system lifecycle management a plus.

Technical Contributor (Aye-Aye Sleep Monitoring)

E4E is looking for students to contribute to a brand new project to monitor the sleep patterns of aye-ayes. The full project description is here. These students will be responsible for building the hardware and software to deploy and support this project over the next couple years.

Desired Skills:

  • Python (Numpy/Scipy/Pandas)
  • Arduino
  • Linux
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Computer Vision

Technical Contributor (Maya Archaeology)

E4E is looking for students who are interested in combining computer vision, game/graphics development, and archaeology to produce a ground-breaking tool to help people visualize and experience remote ruins. The full project description is here. These students will be contributing to a major project with a long history of expeditions and data.

Desired Skills:

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Game Development (Unreal Engine)
  • Graphics Development
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality

Technical Contributor (Mangrove Monitoring – ML-driven Labeling)

Over the summer, students at E4E developed a labeling tool that uses machine learning to suggest regions of similar data. This tool has the potential to significantly speed up hand-labeling of data, which is currently one of the major challenges in the data science domain. E4E is looking for students to continue developing this tool.

Desired Skills:

  • Java Programming Language
  • Machine Learning
  • UI Development

Project Lead (Remote Trap Monitor)

Job Description: E4E is looking for a student to head up a new project to automate ecological trap monitoring. The full project description is here. This position is responsible for providing vision and guidance to the team, as well as providing coordination for the project.

Required Skills:

  • Must be familiar with embedded systems and hardware.
  • Must be familiar with circuit design and layout.
  • Experience with ultra-low power circuit design is a plus.
  • Experience with LoRa is a plus.

Technical Contributor (Smartfin)

Smartfin brings surfers and scientists together to collect important oceanic data from coastlines by developing a surfboard fin that can passively collect information and seamlessly upload it to a cloud for use by scientists. We are looking for students interested in data visualization/analysis.

Required Skills:

  • Data Visualization (Python Numpy/Matplotlib/Pandas)

Technical Contributor (ReefPin)

Over the past few years, E4E has support the Scripps Institute of Oceanography with the 100 Islands Challenge, where we are attempting to map coral reefs across the globe using photogrammetry survey techniques. To reference these survey data to the real world, we need the ability to orient the data with respect to North. The ReefPin is an underwater photogrammetry visual target to establish ground references. We are looking for students who are interested in bringing this project past the prototype stage and into low-rate production.

Required Skills:

  • Circuits/Systems
  • PCB Manufacturing/Assembly

Technical Contributor (Radio Telemetry – System Manager/UI)

The Radio Telemetry project is one of the longest-running projects at E4E. We are developing a drone-based system for tracking animals using radio transmitters attached to the animals. This system has now been field-proven, and we are now looking to increase the reliability and usability of this system. We are looking for students to help complete implementation and rework of the drone’s companion computer system manager and the ground station UI.

Required Skills:

  • Python
    • TKinter
    • QGIS
    • Multiprocessing

Technical Contributor (Radio Telemetry – UI Board)

The Radio Telemetry project is one of the longest-running projects at E4E. We are developing a drone-based system for tracking animals using radio transmitters attached to the animals. This system has now been field-proven, and we are now looking to increase the reliability and usability of this system. We are looking for students to complete development of an embedded controller that collects data from multiple onboard sensors and forwards them to the companion computer.

Required Skills:

  • Embedded C
  • Experience with I2C

Technical Contributor (Baboon Tracking)

The Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project looks to understand the social relations and dynamics of the baboon troops located in the plains of the Laikipia Plateau in Kenya.  We are currently looking for students with experience with particle filters and computer vision to help us track the movement of baboons in aerial video.

Required Skills:

  • Statistics
  • Computer Vision
  • Linear Algebra
  • PyTorch/Neural Networks

Technical Contributor (Burrowing Owl Action Recognition)

The Burrowing Owl Action Recognition project seeks to understand the behavior of burrowing owls by using machine learning to recognize the behaviors of the owls in camera trap video. We are looking for students to contribute to this effort by developing new ways of looking at the data, and continuing to validate existing classifiers.

Required Skills:

  • Python
  • Machine Learning

Technical Contributor (Acoustic Species ID – ML)

The Acoustic Species ID project seeks to understand the Peruvian rainforest by recognizing the calls of different species using machine learning. We are looking for students to help develop the classifiers for various species, as well as explore other avenues of developing machine learning classifiers.

Required Skills:

  • Python
  • Frameworks: OpenSoundScape
  • Neural Networks (TensorFlow)
  • Desired: Natural Language Processing (e.g. librosa)

Technical Contributor (Acoustic Species ID – Stats)

The Acoustic Species ID project seeks to understand the Peruvian rainforest by recognizing the calls of different species using machine learning. We are looking for students to help validate different ways of examining the audio data, as well as transfer learning from different datasets.

Required Skills:

  • Data Sampling/Interpolation for ML
  • DSP for Data Manipulation

Technical Contributor (FishSense)

Monitoring fish species to keep track of their population growth and general health is vitally important, particularly for endangered species. Current methods accomplish this through the primitive “capture and release” method which can be invasive, and even harmful, to the fish being monitored. FishSense seeks to develop remote sensing technologies to measure fish from a distance using underwater stereo vision. We are looking for students to help design, build, test, and validate this system.

Required Skills:

  • C++/Python
  • Point Cloud manipulation
  • Desired: Experience with RealSense/PCL