Carnegie Mellon University

Robotics Simulation Engineer

What we are looking for:

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University has an open position for a Robotics Simulation Engineer. You will work on challenging problems simulating robot sensors, manipulators, and autonomous vehicles. Your simulations will help to then build real-world robotic systems that perform useful work. Current projects involving simulation include: manipulation for logistics and material handling, virtual reality design of a large scale robot, image manipulation for testing computer vision algorithms, and projects with mobile robots. You will directly help to imagine, design, and make robots that deploy in the real world.

  • Develop simulation tools to facilitate the development and testing of robotic applications.
  • Create, manage and deploy digital assets and virtual scenarios to assemble custom simulated environments.
  • Create tools to configure and interface virtual environments and analyze simulated data.
  • Participate in the software development process, including design and code reviews, taking personal ownership of the simulation implementations.
  • Support team activities to gather requirements for simulated environments, system integration and project management.
  • Generate documentation for simulation APIs and tools
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent experience, OR 3+ years of experience in research and/or software development for simulation environments, virtual reality or modern 3D graphics/game engines.
  • Demonstrated understanding and basic use of software engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Proficient C++ skills.
  • Solid technical communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success working as part of a cross-functional team.

We want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:

  • Experience with scripting languages for quick prototyping (Python preferred).
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4.
  • Experience with Gazebo, V-REP/CoppeliaSim, Carla or other simulation environments.
  • Knowledge of physics simulation techniques/engines.
  • Experience with Hardware-in-the-loop simulation.
  • Experience in Virtual/Augmented Reality and/or advanced human-computer interfaces.
  • Experience using/interfacing with robotic sensors, such a stereo cameras or LIDARs.
  • Knowledge of Computer Graphics techniques, physically based rendering or GPU programming.
  • Knowledge of 3D digital modeling and animation tools.
  • Linux development experience.
  • Software Architecture development and requirements development.

You will have an impact on 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!

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 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 a 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.

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.