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Autonomous Security Robots

Robotics Software Engineer

$120k – $150k
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ABOUT KNIGHTSCOPE
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.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Knightscope is seeking an exceptionally strong software engineer focused on robotics to expand the functionality 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, and verify functionalities with our robots and user interfaces. Your work will impact what we will deliver to our customers. We are a fast- paced environment - your personal drive and abilities will define execution speed and results.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 Implement algorithms that run on our robots, both internal to the software system and client facing.
 Software development will include improving localization, improving obstacle avoidance, identifying root
cause of software node crashes, developing new techniques for mapping/navigation etc.
 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 software design skills to pick the best solution for solving a given problem.
 Stay up-to-date on changes and improvements happening in software.

QUALIFICATIONS
 Bachelors or higher degree in Computer science.
 3+ years experience in writing production level software.
 Working knowledge of multi-threading and object oriented programming.
 Proficiency in data structures and algorithms, particularly graph based concepts.
 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 robots or autonomous systems.
 Good understanding of robotics concepts such as sensor fusion, localization, path planning, FSMs etc.

NICE TO HAVE
 Contributions to open source projects or code that we can review is a big plus
 Experience with PCL, Boost and/or ROS would be great
 Familiarity with version control tools such as Git
 Experience with networking and interprocess communication concepts – such as xmlrpc, rabbitmq would
be nice.
 Experience with dealing with / triaging / debugging OS related issues such as with – drivers, installations,
package control, file descriptors etc.

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

Knightscope at a glance

Autonomous Security Robots

Knightscope focuses on Robotics, Physical Security, and Hardware + Software. Their company has offices in Mountain View. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Knightscope has raised $40.705M of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2018.

You can view their website at http://www.knightscope.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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