[robotics-worldwide] Job Opportunity at Evolution Robotics

Mario E. Munich mario at evolution.com
Tue Mar 2 23:20:20 PST 2010

                       Junior Robotics Engineer

1 Evolution Robotics Employment Opportunity Profile

   - Title:      *Junior Robotics Engineer*

   - Reports to:         VP of Research and Development

   - Evolution Robotics

     1055 E. Colorado Bl., #410

     Pasadena, California 91106

     (626) 993-3300

2 The Company:
Evolution Robotics, Inc. is a robotics company that is developing
break-through technologies that are revolutionizing robotics for the
mass market.  The recent convergence of low-cost mobile computing,
wireless communication, and sensing technologies has not only made the
development of mobile robotic products possible, but also economical for
mainstream usage.  Evolution Robotics develops breakthrough solutions
for making machines sense and act autonomously.  We partner with
consumer electronics companies to augment the capabilities of their
products, such as the Sony AIBO(r) entertainment robot or WowWee robotic
toys, or create entire new robotic products such as the Mint robotic mop
and duster (www.mintcleaner.com). 

Evolution is a recognized leader in industrial and academic
communities.  The company has assembled a world-class management team
composed of leading robotics experts and consumer products business
leaders to make the company's vision of providing useful robots at
affordable prices a reality. 

The Evolution Robotics team operates in a highly dynamic and very
collaborative environment where the flow of ideas is encouraged from all
parts of the team. The team of extremely talented engineers and
scientists at Evolution has created a unique, highly stimulating, and
fun work environment. This team challenges the status quo in technology
and pushes the envelope on what may seem impossible.
Evolution Robotics is an operating company of Idealab!, a technology
incubator known for having started many successful companies including
Overture, CitySearch, and eSolar. We are located in beautiful and sunny
Pasadena, in Southern California. Hosting scientific institutions like
the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Lab, and
national events like the annual Tournament of Roses, the city is
considered the main cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley.

3 Position Purpose:
Participate in the design, implementation, test, and documentation of
robotics products and supporting tools. The position entails developing
software in C/C++ on Linux/Windows and on embedded platforms, building
complex electromechanical systems, and validating and characterizing
sensors, actuators, and robots.

The position’s responsibilities also include providing customer support
by helping customers solve problems, replying to customer requests via
email and phone, and keeping track of the most frequent issues found in
our products. The position involves a substantial portion of “hands-on”
work and requires an individual able to work independently with minimal

4 Requirements:
  - Working knowledge of C/C++ and scripting languages.
  - Experience validating complex systems involving hardware,
    software, and mechanical components.
  - A solid engineering background with hands-on design and
    development experience.
  - Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  - Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  - Ability to learn quickly.
  - *Minimum Degree*: BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,
    or related field.

5 Nice to have:
   - Ability to build/assemble/modify electronic assemblies or robots
     into various configurations for test purposes.
   - Experience in validating consumer electronics or robotics products.
   - Hands-on design and development experience of software and
     hardware products.
   - Working experience in Linux and Windows.
   - Experience developing embedded systems.
   - Knowledge and understanding of robotics and computer vision.

TO: careers at evolution.com

 An Equal Opportunity Employer

 © Evolution Robotics

Mario E. Munich, PhD
VP of Research and Development 
Evolution Robotics
Ph: (626) 993-3317
Fax: (626) 993-3301
mario at evolution.com

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