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Robotics Engineer- Mapping and Localization 114 views

San Carlos, CA

About Us
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.
We are looking for both senior engineers and leaders to develop, deploy, and maintain mapping and localization systems for the mobile robots that operate in our automated greenhouses.  These extremely large and dynamic environments are a fascinating challenge for existing SLAM systems. Candidates should be prepared to tackle not only research challenges, but the applied challenges inherent in operating mobile robot fleets at production scale and reliability.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and develop mapping and localization systems for large scale, dynamic environments that can scale to hundreds of thousands of square feet
  • Work with other members of the robotics team to integrate these systems into our ROS mobile robot stack
  • Validate new and existing systems and characterize their performance through on site testing and extensive simulation
  • Help determine sensing and compute requirements to support reliable localization  for future platforms
  • Work with our software team to design production scale map management infrastructure
  • What You’ll Bring

  • MS in Robotics, CS or related field (PhD preferred) 
  • Deep knowledge SLAM, state estimation, sensors, and related subjects
  • 5+ years of applied experience with mapping and/or localization systems for mobile robots or autonomous vehicles
  • Proficiency in both C++ and Python
  • Experience with system integration, development and testing on physical robots
  • Ability to occasionally commute to our offices in San Carlos and Gilroy to work on physical robots.  Occasional travel to facilities in Lockhart, TX may also be required.
  • Nice-to-Haves

  • You have shipped a product
  • Experience with ROS and Linux software development
  • Experience with software engineering tools and best practices in production
  • 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
  • 401K
  • 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.
    Please note: Iron Ox does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Iron Ox employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Iron Ox. 
    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.

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    • Company Address 955 Terminal Way, San Carlos, CA, USA
    • City San Carlos
    • Location California
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