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Robotics Software Engineer

At Bossa Nova we create service robots for the global retail industry. Our robots’ mission is to make large scale stores run efficiently by automating the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data. We drive autonomously through aisles, navigating safely among customers and store associates.

Position: Robotics Software Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or applicable engineering discipline (or equivalent relevant work experience)
  • 3+ years of experience in writing robust, well tested, production-quality code in object oriented C++
  • Practical experience with iterative development, software version control systems and testing
  • Strong software design skills, including debugging, performance analysis, and test design
  • Proven track record working on all stages of the software development life cycle
  • Fluent with a Linux development environment, Ubuntu preferred
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to learn quickly
  • Experience with Robotics programming environments and systems

Nice to Haves:

  • 3+ years of practical experience in writing robust, production-quality code in Python
  • Experience developing, troubleshooting, and/or tuning hardware systems including:
    • Lidars
    • Standard or Depth Cameras
    • Light systems
    • Imus, encoders or other odometry methods
    • Wi-Fi
  • Experience designing/developing one or more of the following software systems/algorithms:
    • Mapping, Localization, and/or SLAM
    • Robot perception, Sensor calibration and/or fusion
    • Motion planning, Controls Algorithms and/or Autonomous navigation
    • Production level configuration, log and system management
    • Remote monitoring and control
    • Performance verification and monitoring
    • Test automation of combined software and hardware components
    • Robot perception, Sensor calibration and/or fusion
    • Automated release pipelines


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