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Humanoid Robotic Systems and Components

Robotics Software and Controls Engineer

$80k – $110k • 0.25% – 0.5%
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Austin based Apptronik (apptronik.com) is developing world class robotics technologies including agile humanoids and high-performance exoskeletons. A spin-out from the Human Centered Robotics lab of UT Austin, Apptronik is dedicated to developing the robots of tomorrow that will work alongside humans and improve our quality of life.

Our culture emphasizes collaboration, creativity, and curiosity to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative technologies. We are growing quickly with a vision to build and deliver products to the world with a continuous emphasis on research and development to push the technological edge. Specifically, we seek an experienced Software and Controls Engineer with proven hands-on capabilities and a strong theoretical background. Projects will include software and controls development for bipedal robotic systems and electrically powered exoskeletons.

Must have:
High proficiency in software engineering using C++ in a Linux development environment
Strong theoretical understanding of dynamics, controls, estimation, and linear algebra
Experience developing and debugging real-time, multithreaded software systems
Experience implementing model-based feedback control of articulated robots and troubleshooting hardware
Excellent communication and documentation skills

Nice to have:
Familiarity with ROS
Familiarity with Series Elastic Actuators (SEAs)
Experience with modelling dynamic systems, system identification, and optimization solvers
Experience controlling exoskeletons or humanoids
Experience with embedded systems and firmware development
Familiarity with RTPreempt and Linux kernel configuration
Experience with EtherCAT

Exceptional attention to detail and engineering discipline
Creative, curious, analytical, and disciplined
Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple deadlines
Great team player able to communicate effectively and perform within an interdisciplinary and dynamic start-up environment

Minimum education/experience: Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years experience OR Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or similar.

Compensation & Work Environment
Competitive base w/ benefits
Highly motivating equity incentive package
Unlimited Paid Time off
Flexible work hours policy
Professional development opportunities
Relocation package

Start date: Immediate
Location: Austin, TX

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please send a copy of your resume to jobs@apptronik.com.
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Apptronik Systems at a glance

Humanoid Robotic Systems and Components

Apptronik Systems focuses on Robotics, Engineering Firms, Software Engineering, and Mechatronics. Their company has offices in Austin. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.apptronik.com

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