VTTI seeks an Autonomous Vehicles & Data Systems Engineer to join an established and talented team making an impact in autonomous vehicle research. As a member of the team you’ll enable research into all levels of vehicle systems for research purposes. This engineer will develop software for autonomous vehicle control and perception, advanced data acquisition, human/machine interaction, and much more.
The position requires the selected candidate to independently evaluate, select and apply engineering principles, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications to existing systems and help develop the next generation of research systems.
Assignments will leverage existing technology, combine emerging technology, and produce novel technology to solve interesting research questions.
Perform work developing software for autonomous systems and data acquisition systems. Tasks may involve interfacing to firmware, and hardware for a variety of data collection and automation modules. Requires working with researchers to develop technology deployment strategies.
The individual filling this role will independently perform most assignments with instructions on global objectives and general results expected. They will receive technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and work will be reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. The position may supervise/mentor/train and coordinate the work of technicians, graduate research assistants and others who assist in specific assignments.
-Bachelor's degree in engineering or related computer science field
-Experience writing software in C++, Python, and/or similar modern programming languages
-Experience with Gnu/Linux.
-Strong work ethic
-Experience in vehicle instrumentation
-Experience with ROS/ROS2
-Experience with real time data collection
-Experience with firmware development
Commensurate with Experience, starting at $65k
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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