: The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking software engineers to develop machine learning algorithms and applications for commercial and industry applications. Prior applications of our machine learning software currently give vision to autonomous mining vehicles, safeguard industrial automation systems, and reduce waste in agricultural platforms, among other exciting systems.
Why NREC? 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!
Remove waste from farming = more food
Make industrial processes environmentally friendly
Make hazardous jobs safer
Improve efficiency in industry & manufacturing
Accelerate screening of pharmaceuticals
Take Control of Your Career!
Select the career pathway that interests you
Influence the direction of projects
Supportive of a non-standard 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 in the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the best robotics R&D group 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 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.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Develop machine learning software for real world perception applications.
Build new tools for software communication, logging, and data processing and analysis.
Participate in the software process: design, code reviews, etc.
Transition applications to deployment with production quality CPU/GPU/FPGA code.
Design, develop, document, test, troubleshoot, and maintain software applications and integrated systems.
Interact with sponsors for both planning, application support, and reporting purposes.
Survey literature and implement state of the art techniques to solve challenging problems.
B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent experience (More is a bonus).
3+ years combined graduate academic and professional software development experience.
Experience applying machine learning algorithms to applications.
Knowledge of basic computer vision principles.
Experience with scripting languages for quick prototyping (Python preferred).
Linux development experience.
Knowledge of basic software engineering principles.
Solid technical communication skills.
Demonstrated success working as part of a cross-functional team.
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Computer vision development
Few-shot or transfer learning
Deep learning (perception, language, sequences, or robotics)
Proficiency with C or C++
Data science or data management
Model testing and evaluation
Professional software development processes
Opportunities people at NREC have seized: As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area
Leading projects and fostering client relationships
Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts
Mentoring junior engineers
Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon
Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles
Performing consulting during off time
Outreach to 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.
Job Function: Business Operations
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014774
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.