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Software Engineer - Localization

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Vecna Robotics

Posted on 07/14/2020

Location

Waltham, MA

Description

Vecna Robotics seeks a software engineer - focusing on localization - to be part of a team designing and implementing Vecna's high performance robotic systems. This role is part of a small and agile team reporting to the Chief Architect of Advanced Development Programs. 

In this role, you will work in a fast-paced division, generating innovative solutions and working rapidly to make prototypes to test and demonstrate feasibility. You will work with a talented and cross functional engineering team to research, implement and test new localization techniques, experiment with new sensing and control methods, and develop new features.

You are a team player who is excited to solve challenging problems. You will join a diverse team that is dedicated to making a real-world impact, using advanced, creative technologies. This is a full-time, salaried position.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research, design and develop major features and capabilities.
  • Implement and evaluate machine and system intelligence algorithms, and modify them as needed for applications.
  • Design and perform tests to verify software in simulation and on robots.
  • Reduce the need for human involvement to install, configure, and support robots in the field.
  • Provide valuable code review feedback to team members.
  • Follow emerging technologies as well as keeping up to date on new versions of frameworks in our tech stack.
  • Able to work independently and effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Help build the smartest robots in the world.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • 3+ years experience with an MS, or 2+ years experience with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical, or relevant engineering degree.
  • Software development experience in robot localization, as well one or more of the following areas: robotic controls, planning, navigation, human-robot interaction, machine learning.
  • Expertise in at least one of: C++, Python, or Java.
  • Strong analytical reasoning, organizational, communication, and prioritization skills.
  • Experience with ROS (Robot Operating System) and Linux.

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