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Senior Robotics Software Engineer, Manipulation



Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

NVIDIA has been transforming computer graphics, PC gaming, and accelerated computing for more than 30 years. It’s a unique legacy of innovation that’s fueled by great technology—and amazing people. Today, we’re tapping into the unlimited potential of AI to define the next era of computing, an era in which our GPUs serve as the brains of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can understand the world. Doing what’s never been done before takes vision, innovation, and the world’s best talent. As an NVIDIAN, you’ll be immersed in a diverse, supportive environment where everyone is inspired to do their best work.

The Robotics Software team builds the NVIDIA Isaac platform, powering countless robots around the world. A growing focus is advanced manipulation guided by cameras or other sensors, where accelerated computing is revolutionizing manufacturing, logistics, and any application where a robot must interact with the physical world.

We are now looking for a Robotics Software Engineer to join the team!

What you'll be doing:

  • Building the next generation of NVIDIA cuMotion, empowering robot arms to move at unprecedented speeds even in cluttered environments.

  • Crafting robust and performant implementations of motion generation algorithms that you invent in collaboration with creative researchers and engineers.

  • Refining, training, and testing control schemes in simulation and on physical robots.

  • Working with an outstanding team of robotics software engineers to deliver the technology you develop to leading companies and researchers, including as open-source software.

What we need to see:

  • BS, MS, or PhD degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • You have 5+ years of experience developing optimized implementations of numerical or geometric algorithms, preferably in an industry setting.

  • You’re proficient in modern C++ and Python.

  • Prior research or projects related to motion planning and control, simulation, or a related area.

  • You're self-motivated and willing to work with a distributed team to break new ground.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Possess a passion for robotics and building production software.

  • Experience with ROS 2, including ros2_control and MoveIt 2.

  • Additional expertise in machine learning, computer vision, physics simulation, or computer graphics.

  • Experience with parallel programming and especially CUDA C++.

  • You are comfortable working in multifaceted and ever-evolving environments.

The base salary range is 148,000 USD - 276,000 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.