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Robotic Planning / Motion Control Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 03/20/2023 Job Category: Software Engineer - C++/Robotics Job Number: 6666

Job Description

Our company is looking for a strong candidate for a Robotic Planning / Motion Control Engineer. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to help extend and refine our autonomy system. Platforms include omnidirectional mobile bases, gantries, industrial manipulators, articulated worksurfaces, and specific tooling. Focus can include multi-robot task allocation, high dimensional planning, mobile base planning, manipulation, combinatorial optimization, and process-specific planning and control.

Significant experience with large-scale software systems, particularly C++, is required. The candidate must have a strong mathematics and problem-solving background. Experience with automated decision-makers, schedulers, robotic planners, or complex algorithms is required. Relevant skills include lateral thinking, focus, and the ability to balance rapid development with rigorous attention to detail. Ability to read, understand, and absorb significant software context is vital.


  • Omni-directional platform planning and control.
  • Multi-robot task allocation algorithm development and implementation.
  • Varying fidelity simulation development for algorithm verification and benchmarking.
  • Kinematics and low-level control.
  • Process control.
  • Unit and regression testing.
  • Manipulator Planning.


  • Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Robotics.
  • Technical background in robotics, AI/ML, software development, or automation.
  • Experience with complex software systems.
  • Deep familiarity with software design patterns in C++
  • Experience in multithreaded programming.
  • Background in complex mathematics and/or combinatorial optimization.

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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