: The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking applicants for the position of Software Engineer for existing and new projects. In this position, you will work on a variety of software and embedded systems that are used in the robotics perception systems. You'll have an opportunity to collaborate on an internal team and with sponsoring partners to support the work through all lifecycle stages.
Our team has members with diverse backgrounds both in robotics and other industries aligned to make robust software and firmware that is useful in the world. Projects you may support range from industrial machine operator assist systems to agricultural productivity tools and beyond to other automation, autonomy, or safety systems. Your day to day work will include: interfacing and programming for custom sensors and hardware, debugging prototypes, and integrating your work and other software modules into complex systems.
Why NREC? 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.
Have an Impact!
Remove waste from farming = more food
Make industrial processes environmentally friendly
Make hazardous jobs safer
Improve efficiency in industry & manufacturing
Accelerate screening of pharmaceuticals
Take Control of Your Career!
Select the career pathway that interests you
Influence the direction of projects
Supportive of a non-standard schedule
Maintain work/life balance
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:
Design, develop, document, test, troubleshoot, and maintain software applications and integrated systems for both robotic and general-purpose applications.
Develop computer vision algorithms for real world applications.
Create and maintain development tools and infrastructure for robotic systems.
Adapt and integrate proprietary and open source software packages and APIs.
Transition applications to embedded CPU/GPU/FPGA code for production.
Build new tools for software communication, logging, and data analysis.
Gather and provide input on functional specifications and requirements.
Supporting business user questions/issues regarding applications and/or systems issues and availability.
Interact with the team and sponsors for planning, application support, and reporting purposes.
Participate in the software process: design, code reviews, etc.
Survey literature and implement state of the art techniques to solve challenging problems.
B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent experience (More is a bonus).
3+ years combined graduate academic and professional software development experience.
Demonstrated understanding and use of software engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of basic computer vision principles.
Proficient C++ skills.
Experience with scripting languages for quick prototyping (Python preferred).
Linux development experience.
Experience with network communications and protocols.
Solid technical communication skills.
Demonstrated success working as part of a cross-functional team.
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Computer vision, robotics, machine learning, scientific computing, simulation, or graphics.
Embedded or real time-systems engineering.
Microcontroller programming (stm32 or other ARM based microcontroller preferred).
Data science or data management.
Networking interfaces and applications.
Developing hardware drivers.
Software Architecture development and requirements development.
Opportunities people at NREC have seized: As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area
Leading projects and fostering client relationships
Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts
Mentoring junior engineers
Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon
Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles
Performing consulting during off time
Outreach to K-12 and college-level students
At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Business Operations
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014775
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.