[robotics-worldwide] Robotics Software Engineer

Aaron Edsinger edsinger at mekabot.com
Thu Nov 17 19:12:45 PST 2011


San Francisco based Meka Robotics (www.mekabot.com) is developing world 
class humanoid robots and innovative robotic technologies in 
collaboration with leading research labs. A spin-off from MIT CSAIL, 
Meka is dedicated to developing the robots of tomorrow that will work 
alongside people in the home and the workplace.

Meka is seeking a Robotics Software Engineer to lead the design and 
delivery of customer facing software for our humanoid robot and mobile 
manipulator systems. The ideal candidate will have a passion for writing 
beautifully structured code and in depth experience programming robots 
in ROS and Linux environments.

Primary Responsibilities:

    * Manage the on-going design of the Meka M3 real-time control software
    * Develop ROS based client interfaces for the Meka product line
    * Integrate ROS based perception and planning packages into the Meka 
product line
    * Produce and maintain user documentation for Meka software packages
    * Support integration of novel actuator and sensor systems into our 
RTAI Linux control system
    * Manage the SQA within the company
    * Develop exciting demo applications the Meka product line

Requirements:

    * MS in CS or equivalent experience
    * In depth experience writing ROS software packages
    * Demonstrated ability to design elegant software architectures and 
interfaces
    * Experience with kinematics and dynamics of robot manipulators
    * Strong ability to write clean C++ and Python code under Linux
    * Experience interfacing with real-time software and embedded 
firmware a plus

Qualities:

    * Exceptional attention to detail and engineering discipline
    * Creative, analytical, and disciplined
    * Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple deadlines
    * Great team player able to communicate effectively and perform with 
in a dynamic start-up environment

Details:

This is a full time position in San Francisco available immediately. 
Please submit a resume and any supporting materials such as code samples 
and portfolios to jobs (at) mekabot.com .

No phone calls please.

-- 
Aaron Edsinger, Ph.D.
Meka Robotics
San Francisco, CA
415.206.0131 (Ph)
415.994.0727 (Cell)
www.mekabot.com
www.csail.mit.edu/~edsinger



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