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Principal Robotics Engineer (Mapping and Localization)

Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: 10/03/2023 Job Category: Software Engineer - C++/Robotics Job Number: 6749

Job Description

This opportunity is with a company that is a robotics leader developing novel robotic control software enabling process experts to easily employ advanced robotic solutions in the manufacturing and sustainment environments. We have deployed or are developing systems that perform laser coating removal, sanding, machining, thermal spray, painting, blasting, drilling, de-fastening, and non-destructive inspection. Our robots are controllable from desktop computers, touchscreen computers, and augmented reality devices. We are robotic-arm-manufacturer agnostic, and operate robots mounted on the floor, rails, gantries, and mobile bases.

Responsibilities and Duties

The primary responsibilities of the Principal Robotics Engineer are to design, implement, and test mapping, 3D modeling, and localization algorithms. These will include simulation, calibration, configuration, live operations, and post-analysis tasks. Another responsibility is the evaluation of alternative technologies to expand Titan's capabilities.

Day-to-day work will consist mostly of R&D work in C++ with regular deployments to in-house integration labs for testing as well as end-of-cycle deployments to customers located throughout the United States. The candidate will also assist in design meetings, both for physical sensor suite implementation and software architecture.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Thorough understanding of 3D spatial data structures
  • Thorough understanding of the physical processes in play to generate the above
  • Understanding of various algorithms to generate models from the above data
  • Statistical mindset
  • Experience writing mapping / modeling / localization software
  • Experience writing modern C++
  • Experience developing in Linux (Ubuntu preferred)
  • Experience using version control software as part of a team
  • Self-Driven
  • Constant Learner
  • BS, MS, PhD or equivalent in related field

The company 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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