GNC Engineer, SLAM Focus

KEF Robotics is working on some new and very exciting projects! To accommodate our growing team, we are in search of a GNC engineer with a SLAM focus to help solve navigation issues in GPS-denied and uncooperative environments.

What you’re responsible for

  • Develop state-of-the-art autonomous drones capable of flying rapidly through challenging environments
  • Research and implement novel guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) 
  • Optimize algorithms for real-time computation on embedded platforms
  • Improve physics based simulation environments and validate autonomous behavior within simulation

What we are looking for

  • Empathetic and collaborative team player 
  • Proficiency with C++ and Python
  • Experience with robotics state estimation and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms
  • Experience programming for embedded environments
  • Familiarity with Linux and Linux tools
  • Experience developing computer vision algorithms
  • Familiarity with nonlinear optimization techniques

Bonus Skills

  • Machine learning and experience programming within a popular ML framework (TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc)
  • GPU programming (CUDA / OpenCL)
  • Field and lab testing experience
  • Familiarity with ROS / ROS 2 (Robot Operating System)
  • Unreal Engine / Unity experience
  • Julia programming experience
  • Clear, concise technical writing skills

KEF Robotics would be a great fit for you if you

  • Are self starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Love a team that truly cares about what they do and how they do it
  • Are a tinkerer
  • Are a low-key badass

Why others have joined KEF

  • To be the best in the world at a new emerging technology
  • To be surrounded by the smartest, most passionate people
  • To work in an environment that values work/life balance and mental health

What we offer

  • A kickass office in Pittsburgh, PA with off-street free parking
  • Competitive salary & equity
  • Medical Benefits
  • 401(k) offering
  • Flexible hours & vacation policy
  • Premium laptop/equipment

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