First listed on: 01 April 2020

Software Engineer 

The Opportunity  

  • Are you a Robotics Software Engineer specialising in point cloud processing algorithms?
  • Excellent opportunity to join a highly motivated Robotics and Automated Systems software team
  • Join CSIRO’s Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia 

We are looking for a Robotics Software Engineer specialising in point cloud processing algorithms for ongoing support and development and support of algorithms based on the world leading SLAM technologies within the Cyber Physical Systems program. The successful application will fill a critical role within this multi-skilled and highly motivated Robotics and Automated Systems software team. The role offers highly rewarding work with research scientists and engineers working on world leading research and robotics systems.

The successful candidate will have strong C/C++ software engineering experience, experience in data processing algorithms especially point cloud base algorithms, good mathematics skills especially with respect to linear algebra, and software engineering skills in areas such as communication protocols, algorithm development, machine vision, image processing and/or real time software development.

The successful candidate should also have experience with client interactions, embedded software development and the Robotics Operating System (ROS).

Your duties will include

  • Develop high-quality software
  • Research and develop improvements to SLAM algorithms
  • Enhance the API and customer experience with SLAM and related technologies.
  • Interact with customers to help investigate, diagnose and debug technical issues in order to identify viable solutions as well as enhancing existing APIs.
  • Follow appropriate processed and procedures for managing client issues and identify process improvements.
  • Participate in project planning and scheduling based on client needs, including allocating and directing tasks where appropriate.

Location: Pullenvale, QLD
Salary: $83,687 to $94,679 p.a. plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Tenure: 2 years term
Reference: 66583

To be successful you will need
Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant trade certificate/diploma/bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in software engineering, science or mathematics
  • Strong C/C++ software development experience (2+ years’ experience preferred)
  • Experience with point cloud processing algorithms
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with embedded Linux software development
  • Experience developing autonomous systems using ROS
  • Good python programming experience

Desirable Criteria:

  • Prior experience with SLAM algorithms
  • Real-time software development experience
  • Experience with ROS; Robots Operating System
  • Machine vision and image processing experience
  • DevOps and Docker deployment
  • Good mathematics education and/or experience

Special Requirement:

  • The successful candidate will be asked to consent to National police check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically deemed ineligible. Each application will be considered on its merits. 

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

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Flexible Working Arrangements
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Apply Online
To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.
Applications Close
Wednesday 8th April 2020

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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