Carnegie Mellon University

User Interface Software Engineer

What we are looking for:

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University has an open position for a user interface software engineer / developer. We are looking for people with both robotics and non-robotics experience. You will work to develop a robust and intuitive human-computer interface for research in machine learning for off-road autonomy. This requires developing interfaces for both the vehicle and for off-board data management. You will join a top-notch technical team on an exciting project that is breaking new ground for NREC.

  • Designing custom human-computer user interfaces for autonomous systems.
  • Designing custom human-computer user interfaces for data science/machine learning.
  • Prototyping interface options and evaluating end-user performance.
  • Following best practices for team software development (peer reviews of designs and code, unit and system testing, version control, bug tracking, integrated documentation).
  • Adapting and integrating proprietary and open source software packages and APIs.
  • Development in a Linux environment.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Strong C++ skills.
  • Experience with application UI frameworks (Qt preferred) in a Linux environment.
  • Some Experience with app programing, either iOS or Android, focusing on user interface.
  • Ability to work independently in designing and implementing UI based on high level requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding and use of software engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to participate in a cross-functional team.
  • Technical communication skills.

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

  • Networking interfaces and applications.
  • Linux development environment.
  • Experience with developing UI for real-time system/back-end to display sensor output, system status, setting parameters.

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!

Take Control of Your Career!

  • Select the career pathway that interests you
  • Influence the direction of projects
  • Have a say in your work 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 at 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.