Robotics Engineer Jobs in Pittsburgh, PA at Near Earth Autonomy

Title: Robotics Engineer

Company: Near Earth Autonomy

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Company Overview

Near Earth Autonomy is looking for engineers eager to create a future where autonomous aircraft are commonplace and safe. Our technology enables aircraft ranging in scale from sub-meter to full scale to autonomously inspect, map, survey, and transport. We are serious about system design, development, and real-world testing, and delivering to customers working, useful systems.

Robotics Engineer

Responsibilities and Duties

Robotics engineers at Near Earth develop, refine, test, and deploy perception, motion planning, localization, mapping, SLAM, and calibration algorithms for aerial mobility and inspection applications. Platforms for these applications range from small quadcopters to full-size helicopters. Robotics Engineers can grow through increasing responsibility for component and system development or through leadership and mentorship roles as they gain experience.

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, independent thinkers, passionate about state-of-the-art technology; also self-starting, empathetic team players, and strong communicators. The ideal candidate for this position can multitask effectively, is comfortable working on a quick development tempo, and most importantly enjoys bringing autonomy technology to life.

Qualifications And Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Robotics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent

2+ years’ industry or educational experience in robotics or autonomous flight domains

Working knowledge of mobile robot systems suitable for integrating new software and diagnosing problems

Good C++ design and programming skills

Familiarity with software engineering practices and software development life cycle

Familiarity with development in a Linux environment

Preferred Additional Skills

Masters or Ph.D. in Robotics, Computer Science, or equivalent

Experience in one or more of the following robotics subject areas:


Motion planning

Computer vision / robotic perception

State estimation

Systems integration and test

Experience with ROS or ROS2

Experience with field testing of robotic systems

Experience with aviation, including UAVs

Experience designing modular, testable, and extensible C++ APIs


Total compensation package compatible with qualification

401(k) plan

Health, dental, and vision benefits

Life insurance; long-term and short-term disability benefits

Due to the nature of our federal contracts, this position is subject to successful completion of a background check.

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