[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Software Developer - Autonomy (SLAM) Waterloo, Ontario CANADA

Lisa Marino lisa.marino at avidbots.com
Thu May 25 06:34:36 PDT 2017

Company - Avidbots
Location: Waterloo, ON Canada
Fulltime - 2 positions

We are currently designing the next generation cleaning robots that will
take over the cleaning industry!

Our robots make maps of a wide variety of indoor spaces, including malls,
grocery stores, colleges, hospitals, airports, etc., using lasers and
cameras.  Using these maps, our robots plan optimal paths to cover the
floor space as quickly and completely as possible.

We are looking for an autonomy engineer to improve our localization and
mapping software.

You are well versed in the state-of-the-art SLAM algorithms and have
practical experience with SLAM in mobile robotics (both laser-based and
camera-based algorithms). You understand sensor and vehicle models very
well as well as have a deep understanding of state estimation algorithms.

You are familiar with localization techniques using lasers in changing
environments.  You understand the localization and mapping challenges faced
with operating robots in semi-dynamic to dynamic environments over years of

You will be working alongside an experienced team of robotics veterans and
programmers to support you along the way.

*Main Tasks:*

   - Maintain and expand current localization and mapping algorithms
   - Evaluate and integrate new SLAM algorithms (laser and vision based)
   - General software development tasks as necessary

*Main Requirements:*

   - Graduate degree in computer science, robotics or equivalent with a
   thesis in SLAM (laser or vision)
   - Strong background in SLAM (laser or vision) both theoretical and
   - Strong working knowledge of open-source libraries such as OpenCV, ROS,
   PCL, etc.
   - Strong software development skills (C++ preferred, Python bonus)
   - Experience in researching techniques in MATLAB
   - Medium-Strong skill with Linux-based operating systems (more than CLI)
   - Driven individual, passionate about robotics, self-starter


   - Have built/designed and brought robots to life before
   - Have completed field trials and practical experience with SLAM and
   state estimation
   - Experience with software testing/continuous integration
   - Worked with large datasets for testing and validation
   - Enjoy working in a small team with big dreams
   - Funny histories of failed projects

Please apply to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__avidbots.com_careers_-23op-2D183257-2Dsoftware-2D&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=3g-yngJB5dsMKpPuMCTM1zRQ7VXVsoo2D79tz1rZk48&s=srs3ek6REGGcsQRJ8Yzdibq4MlubN1mtzg3SbWNCZR4&e= 



*Lisa Marino*
HR Specialist @ Avidbots <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.avidbots.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=3g-yngJB5dsMKpPuMCTM1zRQ7VXVsoo2D79tz1rZk48&s=JplY33-eJKlvO23cq_Swk4iO2LB1kiHYJoP18mOBgtk&e= >

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