Senior Controls Engineer, National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)-2008283
The National Robotics Engineering (NREC) develops and matures robotics technologies and solutions from concept to commercialization. Our rare 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. We also lead in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
NREC has 20+ years of experience developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, construction and humanitarian demining. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have great impact on the productivity, safety and comfort of the labor force.
We are looking for passionate software engineers and researchers with hands-on experience with robots for an immediate opportunity to join NREC. You will be part of the R&D team responsible for the development of algorithms for a variety of robot applications.
You will independently performs complex engineering work. You will solve multi-dimensional problems related to design, testing, installation and modification of equipment, processes or structures. In this role, you are going to be an experienced contributor to a team; provide mentorship to less experienced engineers and technical staff. Your functions and responsibilities will vary based on engineering discipline and role.
MS in Robotics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field required. PhD preferred.
Solid Background in common control architectures required
Crafting and tuning appropriate control systems required
Understanding of kinematics and dynamics of robotic systems, high proficiency in C++/C required
Effective oral and written communication skills in English
Interest for R&D, innovation, and technical advances in robotics required
Experience with common engineering simulation and prototyping tools preferred
Experience with embedded systems and real time applications preferred
Expertise in hybrid force/position control and impedance control preferred
Experience in using field-bus protocols: e.g., CAN bus, EtherCAT, etc preferred
Are you passionate about this great opportunity? Please apply.
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