[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Senior Robotics & Controls Engineer Job Opportunity

Ashish Kumar akuma119 at asu.edu
Fri Jul 19 11:57:09 PDT 2019


Position: Senior Robotics & Controls Engineer
Location: Pasadena, California


 *About OffWorld*


OffWorld is a third year robotics startup working on developing a robotic
workforce for heavy industrial jobs on Earth, Moon, asteroids & Mars.
OffWorld was founded by an experienced engineering team drawing on decades
of tackling formidable engineering challenges at NASA, ESA, SSL/MDA, CERN,
Reaction Engines, SAFRAN, Surrey Satellites and Cisco. OffWorld’s first
challenge is developing and maturing a modular robotic system for extreme
environments on Earth--our robots will go deeper underground than humans
can, eliminate the need for humans to work in life-threatening environments
in construction, tunneling and other dangerous applications and
dramatically reduce the environmental footprint and cost in key industrial
sectors.



We have designed a modular robotic architecture that focuses on maximizing
the commonality and re-usability across components for fast deployment and
optimization. Our robotic systems combine sensory information with cutting
edge machine learning (ML) for control and decision making.



*About the Job*


OffWorld is seeking a talented and motivated Senior Robotics and Controls
Engineer to lead a fast-moving team working to create advanced robot
systems. Your role consists on leading control, perception and/or
navigation algorithm design and implementation, software architecture
design, integration with sim and real hardware, and oversight of system
maturation to production level. Machine Learning algorithm development and
integration experience is strongly sought out. As a successful candidate,
you must have theoretical and practical experience in several of the
following areas: control theory, sensor fusion, filtering, arm positioning
and control, forward and inverse kinematics, computer vision, ROS, motion
planning and collision avoidance, SLAM and autonomous navigation. Experience
in software project management is also required, including converting
system-level requirements into software tasks, setting work plans and
timelines, coordinating with team-members to track progress and provide
assistance in sub-system development.



Your work will be instrumental in the company’s fast paced growth. You will
be leading the implementation of your team’s controls solutions with our
extreme environment robots, including frequent hands-on work in the lab
building and debugging the robotic systems, all the way to working on fully
integrated robots in the field. Demonstrated ability to lead the work of a
team along with the required communication skills to effectively interact
with the overall organization is a must.



* Your Experience *

To hit the ground running, you need:

- MSc or PhD in Robotics, Controls, Mechatronics, Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, or equivalent with at least 3 years of experience in the
industry

- Theoretical and practical experience in several of the following areas:
control theory, sensor fusion, filtering, arm positioning and control,
forward and inverse kinematics, computer vision and perception, ROS, motion
planning and collision avoidance, SLAM and autonomous navigation.

- Extensive knowledge of control systems as it applies to robotics,
practical implementations of controllers in real systems, creating and
implementing algorithms to solve arbitrary problems that may arise, machine
learning algorithm integration

- Practical experience with the design and implementation of end-to-end
robotic systems

- Experience in software project management, software design, version
control, and gitflow

- Strong python and C++ programming skills

- Working understanding of command-line Linux or similar operating system,
MatLab, SimuLink, Rviz, and Gazebo

- Machine learning knowledge, in particular in the area of deep learning
and reinforcement learning is a plus

- History of mentoring junior engineers

- Nothing-is-impossible attitude


* What we offer*

In a nutshell, we offer:

- Opportunity to work with a dynamic, talented and fun Team of Engineers
solving real world robotic problems

- Opportunity to sink your teeth into cutting edge industrial robotics
problems

- Opportunity to contribute to the mission of transforming how we operate
in extreme environments on Earth today and how we will one day do so on the
Moon, asteroids & Mars

- Opportunity to attend relevant conferences in the line of research

- Competitive package

* To apply*

Please send your application via email to:

Alicia Kavelaars, PhD

OffWorld Co-Founder & CTO

alicia.kavelaars at offworld.ai


- Ashish Kumar

ML and Robotics Research Engineer

OffWorld

ashish.kumar at offworld.ai


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