The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University has an open position for embedded systems engineers for robotics applications. We are looking for people with both robotics and non-robotics experience. We are a team with a desire to make robust software and firmware using agile development processes. Your day to day work will include: debugging prototypes, building and programming custom sensors, interfacing custom to commercial hardware, and integrating your work into complex systems.
Our current embedded systems engineers have developed mixed hardware/software systems that work under the hot Arizona sun, in the middle of a dense forest, and on a chaotic factory floor.
You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution , collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field . As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row ; others call it Roboburgh . Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the best robotics R&D group
Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
NREC has 20+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 120 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Developing embedded software for robotic and general-purpose applications
Developing on ARM embedded processor, SoC, and/or FPGA based hardware platforms
Supporting hardware development with requirements and technology integration
Integrate custom and COTS hardware components: sensors, controllers, networking, etc.
Adapting and integrating proprietary and open source software packages and APIs
Participating in the software process: design, code reviews, etc.
Build new tools for software communication, logging, and data analysis
Developing, documenting, testing, troubleshooting, and verifying software
Development in a Linux environment
B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience is required (Any more is a bonus)
3-5 years in the following
Experience with C or C++ on ARM embedded processor, SoC, and/or FPGA
Experience with scripting (Bash or Python preferred)
Experience in a Linux development environment
Technical communication skills
Ability to participate in a cross-functional team
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Professional FPGA development tools (hardware description languages, Vivado preferred )
Microcontroller programming (stm32 or other ARM based microcontroller preferred)
Electrical engineering and custom circuit design
Demonstrated understanding and use of software engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
Computer vision, robotics, machine learning, scientific computing, simulation, or graphics
At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community.
Internal Number: 2011567
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.