Senior Software Developer - Coverage Planning Algorithms for Mobile Robotics (Contract)

March 30 2020
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information technology, Information Technology, Programming, Development
Kitchener, ON

Avidbots is bringing robots to everyday life to expand human potential. Its first product to deliver on this vision is Neo - a self-driving floor scrubber. Neo is widely deployed and trusted by the world’s leading facilities and building services companies in airports, shopping malls, hospitals, universities, and other commercial and industrial locations around the globe. Headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada, Avidbots is a 100% vertically integrated technology company, and offers comprehensive service and support to customers on five continents.

Our robots use an advanced sensor suite to identify their location and then plan optimal paths to cover these areas as fast as possible using path planning algorithms developed in-house. We are looking for an experienced, passionate, quality-driven Senior Software Developer to help our team expand and solidify our set of proprietary path planning algorithms to tackle increasingly complex, varied, and dynamic worlds. You will get to prove the robustness of your algorithms both in simulation and in hardware, across thousands of unique real-life environments of our customers.

Ideally, you have exceptional practical and applied expertise in designing and developing task-oriented path-planning algorithms for mobile robot navigation and mission execution. You have worked with computationally-restricted hardware running efficient code. You love that your software is architected well, handles many possible combinations of inputs, produces outputs that work optimally for every situation, and is flexible for future extension. You understand how your algorithms translate to real-life performance in hardware and have developed solutions that address the numerous constraints that apply to mobile robots operating in highly dynamic conditions, all to your customers’ complete satisfaction.

You will become an integral member of our veteran design and development team working on the cutting edge of robotics, and will be able to directly see your contributions furthering robotic integration in malls, airports, and other facilities across the world. You will be supporting the maintenance and improvement of existing robot behaviour as well as leading investigations and prototyping of new algorithms to expand our autonomous capabilities. You will be expected to design, code, document, and test your improvements in simulation and hardware and provide technical guidance and insight into a breadth of autonomous solutions.

Main Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent, with particular emphasis on robotics, algorithm design, and/or software development

  • 5+ years of industry experience in mobile robotic path or task planning algorithm development

  • Expertise in an object-oriented language such as C++

  • Driven individual, passionate about robotics, algorithms and algorithm development, self-starter

Preferred Capabilities:

  • Comfortable with Linux operating systems (CLI, scripting)

  • Familiarity with ROS; worked on a full navigation stack before

  • Experience with industry-standard software development tools and processes (eg. Git, continuous integration, unit testing)


  • Software development for personal use - GitHub or open-source contribution references welcomed

  • Image processing, game and graphics programming

  • Exposure to other technical robotics concepts (HRI, SLAM, sensor fusion, firmware, hardware)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the developing impact of COVID-19, our top priority is ensuring that our employees are safe and policies and procedures are being developed to effectively handle our response to the outbreak. As a result, our average response time to new applicants will be longer than normal, but we still welcome and look forward to reviewing new applications

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