San Carlos, CA
Iron Ox is reimagining the modern farm, utilizing robotics and AI to grow fresh, consistent, and responsibly farmed produce for everyone. Our experienced team of growers, plant scientists, engineers, and innovators are passionate about deeply understanding and developing this new wave of technology to feed an ever-growing population.
Our mission at Iron Ox is dedicated to addressing some of the most significant issues in food security, now and in the future. We’re focused on sustainable, scalable food production for a changing climate and an ever-growing population.
At Iron Ox, we are automating the entire plant production process. From the development of multiple robotic platforms to our own custom hydroponic, seeding, and harvesting systems, we are taking a system-level approach to create the ideal farm.
As a Robotics Engineer, you will work on our mobile robot platform to help realize our vision for an optimized, intelligent farm. You will play a key role in our efforts to develop, deploy and maintain production-quality code that runs on the robots and in the cloud. Some of the exciting challenges we are tackling include:
– Sensor integration and calibration
– Large scale localization and mapping
– Obstacle detection and classification
– Motion planning and collision avoidance
– Decision making and autonomous applications
– Robotic systems architecture
– Multi-robot coordination and traffic management
– Task scheduling and optimization
What You’ll Do
Design, implement, and validate features and algorithms in ROS Integrate, test and debug software solutions in simulation and on physical robots
Collaborate with members of our software, hardware, growing, and operations teams
Participate in architecture reviews and code reviews
What You’ll Bring
BS in Robotics or related field (MS preferred)
2+ years of applied experience with robotic or autonomous systems
Proficient in both C++ and Python
Experience with system integration, development, and testing on physical robots
Familiarity with robotics algorithms for localization, mapping, perception, planning, and control
Ability to occasionally commute to our offices in San Carlos and Gilroy to work on physical robots
You have shipped a product
Experience with ROS and Linux software development
Experience with software engineering tools and best practices in production
Experience with perception/vision libraries including OpenCV or PCL
Experience with deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, Pytorch, etc)
Experience with simulation for robotics development and validation
An interest in agriculture
What We Offer
Competitive compensation and meaningful equity package
Medical, vision, and dental insurance
Iron Ox is a small startup with a big dream. You’ll be a part of a team founded on transparency, creativity, and impact on our mission to feed people
As a condition of employment, all employees must be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. The Company will reasonably accommodate any applicants who require an accommodation for a disability, sincerely held religious belief, or any other basis required by applicable law, absent undue hardship, or if the individual poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
We are a mission-driven and well-funded startup, backed by the likes of YCombinator, Pathbreaker Ventures, R7, and Crosslink Capital. We are headquartered in San Carlos, CA with our primary production greenhouse facility located in Gilroy, CA, and Lockhart, TX.
Iron Ox is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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U.S. E-Verify Notice: Iron Ox participates in E-Verify in the United States. Iron Ox will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.