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Motion Planning Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: 06/06/2024 Job Category: Software Engineer - C++/Robotics Job Number: 6951

Job Description

OpenArc - Empowering Your Career. As a leading IT staffing firm, we are dedicated to connecting talented professionals with your ideal opportunities. We are currently seeking a qualified Motion Planning Software Engineer to join our client’s organization and contribute to their ongoing success. 


Job summary

As a Motion Planning Software Engineer in our Robot Software Department, you will focus on the design and implementation of motion planning and path planning software for our autonomous robotics product line. As a core team member, you will work in an Agile software development environment to improve the existing motion planning software. These improvements will help to make our autonomous robotics product line more efficient and reliable in uncertain and dynamic environments.


  • Participate in an Agile development environment
  • Design, implement, and maintain motion & path planning software of autonomous robots
  • Participate in requirements-driven, object-oriented software design
  • Implement software on real-world hardware and embedded systems


  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a startup environment
  • Good team player with great communication skills
  • Modern C++ programming fluency
  • Requirements-driven development
  • Experience with large multi-system robotics platforms
  • Experience with software configuration management systems (git, SVM, etc.) and performing detailed code reviews
  • Experience developing on Linux systems
  • Experience creating custom motion planning, path planning, or SLAM algorithms for autonomous mobile robots
  • Experience with non-linear optimization theory
  • Strong linear algebra and calculus knowledge
  • Experience creating custom motion planning, path planning, or SLAM algorithms for autonomous mobile robots
  • Knowledge in theoretical controls
  • Experience interfacing with actuators and real world hardware systems

At OpenArc, we prioritize your career success and strive to build exceptional technical teams for our clients. By understanding your experience and aspirations, we ensure to present you with rewarding and fulfilling opportunities. 


As an employee of OpenArc and our clients, you will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package.

OpenArc is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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