: Software Engineer - Localization
About the role:
Vecna Robotics seeks a software engineer - focusing on localization - to be part of a team designing and implementing Vecna's high performance robotic systems. This role is part of a small and agile team reporting to the Chief Architect of Advanced Development Programs. 
In this role, you will work in a fast-paced division, generating innovative solutions and working rapidly to make prototypes to test and demonstrate feasibility. You will work with a talented and cross functional engineering team to research, implement and test new localization techniques, experiment with new sensing and control methods, and develop new features.
You are a team player who is excited to solve challenging problems. You will join a diverse team that is dedicated to making a real-world impact, using advanced, creative technologies. This is a full-time, salaried position.
In this role you will:
  • Research, design and develop major features and capabilities.
  • Implement and evaluate machine and system intelligence algorithms, and modify them as needed for applications.
  • Design and perform tests to verify software in simulation and on robots.
  • Reduce the need for human involvement to install, configure, and support robots in the field.
  • Provide valuable code review feedback to team members.
  • Follow emerging technologies as well as keeping up to date on new versions of frameworks in our tech stack.
  • Able to work independently and effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Help build the smartest robots in the world.
What we are looking for:
  • 3+ years experience with an MS, or 2+ years experience with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical, or relevant engineering degree.
  • Software development experience in robot localization, as well one or more of the following areas: robotic controls, planning, navigation, human-robot interaction, machine learning.
  • Expertise in at least one of: C++, Python, or Java.
  • Strong analytical reasoning, organizational, communication, and prioritization skills.
  • Experience with ROS (Robot Operating System) and Linux.
About Vecna Robotics:

Vecna Robotics is an exciting engineering startup in the process of scaling its suite of autonomous, material handling robots for the warehouse and supply industry. Our technology is designed to integrate seamlessly with workers for safe and flexible bulk transportation and fulfillment in a dynamic environment. As we become a leading producer of these collaborative warehouse robots, we seek candidates who thrive on developing creative solutions to daily challenges and can approach those challenges from the customer point of view. Our talented and hardworking team values self-discipline, leadership, innovation, and learning.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and celebrate diversity.