Robotics Engineer (Lidar)

Robotics Engineer -  Lidar 
Toronto, CA 

The robotics engineer’s primary responsible would be the development and implementation of perception and state estimation algorithms for Applanix’s Autonomy Development Platform. In particular, we are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with a background in mobile robotics, and experience in 3D lidar-based mapping, navigation, SLAM, and object detection. Knowledge of inertial navigation would be beneficial. Exceptional candidates with expertise in other areas of robotic perception would also be considered. Programming proficiency in C++ is required, and experience in using Robot Operating System (ROS) would be useful. Responsibilities also include the testing of developed algorithms and software features in the field. The candidate would join and work closely with a team of roboticists at Applanix.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Lidar navigation and perception algorithm development and implementation
 Integration of lidar perception solutions with existing Applanix products
 Product development and documentation
 Field testing and dataset collection
 Provide consultation to product managers to define and refine product requirements
 Work with business directors and participate in client meetings and demonstrations
 Remain up-to-date with relevant academic publications

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher - in Electrical / Computer / Mechatronics Engineering, Computer
Science, or related fields.
 2+ years of academic background or industry experience in mobile robotics
 Working knowledge in state estimation, SLAM, navigation
 Experience working with 3-D lidars for autonomy applications
 Expertise programming in C++
 Familiarity with ROS would be an asset
 Experience with GNSS & Inertial and positioning systems is an asset
 Experience in machine learning is not a prerequisite, but would be an asset
 Product development experience would be an asset
 Strong interpersonal skills and a Team player
 Excellent communications skills & independent developer

Applanix is committed to an Accessible workplace and provides an Accessible recruitment process. Please note that we can accommodate disabilities upon request. Please let us know if you require any accommodations.

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