USA Wilmington, MA - HQ

Principal Robotics Engineer - Bot Controls

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Principal Robotics Engineer - Bot Controls

Time type: full time

Posted on: January 03, 2024

Job requisition id: R2979

What we need 

We are looking for a Principal Robotics Engineer – Bot Controls. You will be working on the robot controls team to design, develop and implement the control strategies for our robots. You will be working with a group of industry leading roboticists to implement a large-scale production robotic solution.  

What we do 

The Minibot team is responsible for all software development on Symbotic's large fleet of autonomous mobile robots, which perform mission critical operations in the supply chain.  This includes embedded systems, controls, perception, path planning, and GUI development. 

  

What You'll Do   

  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering and product teams in planning, design, and development of dynamics and control algorithms for mobile robots.  

  • Optimize the robot performance and throughput to achieve the desired system KPIs.  

  • Develop software in C++ to interface with hardware, and detect anomalies  

  • Construct automated diagnostic tools for reliable detection and debugging of bot failures in the field.  

  • Take ownership of the quality, reliability, and testability of the software codebase.  

  • Troubleshoot system problems in production or design by investigating issues related to product performance or production difficulties.  

  • Identify risks and provide solutions leading to successful customer deliveries and continual improvements in system performance.  

  • Occasional travel of up to 10% may be required.  

  

What You’ll Need  

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in control systems, robotics, electronic engineering, or a related field.  

  • 8 to 12 years of demonstrated experience in developing control algorithms for mobile robots.  

  • Expertise in linear and non-linear controllers.  

  • Experience in mathematical modeling, path planning, and control of mobile robots.  

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver robotics and software products deployed in the real world.  

  • Knowledge of C++ embedded coding and design patterns suitable for real-time environments  

  • Knowledge of real-time or embedded operating systems and threading and communication issues related to real-time operating systems  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain/teach technical concepts to others  

  • Proficiency in Git, Jira, Confluence, or similar tools.  

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