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Simulation Software Engineer

Boston Dynamics is a world leader in mobile robots, tackling some of the toughest robotics challenges. We combine the principles of dynamic control and balance with sophisticated mechanical designs, cutting-edge electronics, and next-generation software for high-performance robots equipped with perception, navigation, and intelligence. Boston Dynamics has an extraordinary and fast-growing technical team of engineers and scientists who seamlessly combine advanced analytical thinking with bold engineering. 

We are seeking a Simulation Software Engineer to join Boston Dynamics Mountain View team working to create advanced multi-robot automation prototypes and products.  We offer an opportunity to help set the agenda and organize the development of simulated environments to help drive development of our unusually mobile robots.

The ideal candidate has strong software engineering skills and experience leading and participating in building scalable simulation for multiple robots. Examples of excellent practical experience include work with game engines (graphics, physics), autonomous mobile robots (perception, controls), and simulation testing. 

Our engineers write lots of software, conduct experiments, communicate results to experts and laymen, operate with the team to pull off high-profile demonstrations, and develop innovative solutions to new problems every day. We are easy-going and hardworking and hope you will be too. We are looking for experience in at least several of the following areas:

Day to day activities:

  • Lead development of simulation infrastructure to facilitate development of heterogeneous robot fleets in dynamic environments. 
  • Leadership in building and deploying production software in small teams.
  • Write software to test multi-robot coordination under various scenarios.
  • Characterize and model perception and controls for various robots to enhance simulation fidelity.
  • Develop simulation scenario modeling to aid exploratory product development.
  • Drive efforts to expand simulation testing coverage of our autonomy stack.
  • Help troubleshoot complex systems from a multidisciplinary (hardware and software) perspective.
  • Document work and assist with the development of new capabilities, technologies, and prototypes into a production environment.

Desired skills:

  • Solid working experience developing software with suitable modeling and simulation tools and languages (including C++ 14 , MATLAB, Simulink, Python 3)
  • Familiarity with ROS (Robot Operating System) a plus
  • 4+ years of experience software engineering experience in game development and/or robotics
  • BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with 6+ years of relevant experience or MS/PhD related degree with 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with graphics, game engines, and simulation framework including Gazebo, Unreal Engine, Unity, and OpenGL
  • Experience with various sensing technologies - (stereo cameras, LiDARs, etc)
  • Real-time software and control systems
  • An understanding of mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics
  • Typescript/EMCAScript and web technologies (React, WebGL)

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

Boston Dynamics will never ask you to divulge your personal financial or account information as part of its recruiting process.

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