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Senior Robotics Engineer

$170k – $190k • No equity
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Founded in April 2013, Knightscope is a leader in developing autonomous physical security solutions. The Knightscope “Hardware + Software + Humans” approach reduces costs for our clients, provides a 24/7 force multiplier effect as well as advanced anomaly detection capabilities. Our solution includes providing an autonomous physical presence, gathering data from the environment in real-time, and pushing anomalies to our user interface, the Knightscope Security Operations Center.

Knightscope is seeking an exceptionally strong robotics engineer with a total systems perspective to expand the functionality and robustness of Knightscope’s Autonomous Data Machines. You will have end-to-end responsibility to develop robust solutions for real-world robotic applications. Starting with a strong theoretical framework you will develop complex algorithms, integrate your code in a production level collaborative software environment, work with integrating sensors, and verify functionalities with our robots and user interfaces. Your work will have a direct impact on what the Company delivers to our customers. We are a fast-paced environment - your personal drive and abilities will define execution speed and results. The position is located in Mountain View, CA.

 Integrate and expand capabilities utilizing lidar, sonar, wheel encoders, IMU and computer vision for 24/7 real-world autonomous navigation
 Implement algorithms that run on our robots, both internal to the software system and client facing.
 Development will include improving localization, improving obstacle avoidance, identifying root cause of
software node crashes, developing new techniques for mapping/navigation etc.
 Integration of GPS based navigation capabilities
 Ensure implementation is carefully thought through, keeping in mind readability, compute, scalability,
maintainability, testing and other best practice considerations.
 Be proactive in figuring out bottlenecks and issues with the existing setup
 Use design skills to pick the best solution for solving a given problem.
 Stay up-to-date on changes and improvements happening in software, hardware and electrical

 Master's degree in robotics science.
 5+ years experience in writing production level release of software/hardware
 Proficiency in self-driving / autonomous technology stack
 Excellent coding skills in C++, Python and Bash
 Experience working with Linux systems.
 General understanding of writing tests and testable code.
 Strong written & verbal communication skills
 Experience developing software for ground based autonomous systems.
 Good understanding of robotics concepts such as sensor fusion, localization, path planning, FSMs etc.

 Experience with PCL, Boost and/or ROS would be great
 Familiarity with version control tools such as Git.
 Hands on approach, and interesting in looking at the system as a whole including hardware and

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender or national origin.

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