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Caterpillar is the industry leader in heavy duty industrial autonomous earthmoving solutions and looking to grow on our journey as we continue to bring advanced solutions to meet our customer’s demanding needs. Tired of effortlessly solving your 17x17x17 Rubik’s cube? Millennium Prize Problems a little too easy? Our electro-hydraulic machine automation solutions stretch the boundaries of advanced engineering domains and incorporate some of the highest levels of functionally safe electrical architectures, ensuring the industry best level of quality and reliability for our customers while also maximizing your engineering prowess. Our team is focused on evolving the state of the art and bringing emerging automation & autonomy technology into the harsh production environment found on typical mining and construction jobsites. You will be joining an elite team with a startup feel, while also having the benefit of a vast network of experienced resources at your fingertips.

As a software developer focusing on positioning and localization, you’ll collaborate with team members to prototype and bring to production algorithms that enable autonomous & semiautonomous systems to localize robustly within the world around them. This includes estimating position and altitude absolutely but also relatively to terrain features and static or mobile equipment, and implementing filters using perception-based, inertial, and GNSS inputs. Every day you will work with your team to solve real world problems by selecting the right approach, developing quick prototypes & bringing them to production. The localization developer will participate in various aspects of the development process including design, documentation, coding, product quality, and validation. The individual should be a self-starter, highly motivated, able to learn at an accelerated pace, and willing to put in the time to get the job done. To excel in this role, you must be able to write and test high quality production code and enjoy solving challenging problems.

Job Duties

Research and design of localization algorithms and software

Develop production quality C++ software including design, documentation, coding, product quality, and validation

Support requirements generation and architecture decisions and tradeoffs for the localization architecture

Support functional safety software design and validation process

Collaborate with localization team members to execute on goals

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or PhD in an accredited Robotics, Electrical or Computer engineering or Computer Science degree

4+ years of Robotics/Autonomous solution experience illustrating deep technical domain expertise

2+ years of experience in Industrial Machine advanced technology development working within a team

Top Candidates will also have

Strong understanding of software engineering principles and processes along with the ability to apply this knowledge to execute projects and optimize development strategies, including experience with SLAM type approaches, map creation and map management as applied to localization applications, and utilization of graph optimization libraries and spatial data structures

Knowledge of robotics and frameworks such as ROS

Fluency in Python, excellency in C++, strong engineering practices, debugging/profiling skills.

Ability to survey literature for ideas and convert research papers into production implementation.

Strong foundation in mathematics and fundamentals (3D geometry, linear algebra, Kalman/particle filters)

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville IL, Pittsburgh PA, or San Francisco CA

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position

This position may require 10% travel

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