Robotics Engineer

Details

1027425
De Montfort University
17/05/2021
Temp - Perm
37.5 hours
Smart Casual
 

Pay

£13.33
£1.61
 

Description

We are looking for an experienced Robotics Engineer to add to our growing clients Robotics teams and who may become a Senior Robotics Engineer in the near future.

The role is to work on a full time basis working 37.5 hours per week. The working hours are 9:00-17:30 Monday to Friday. The role is temp to perm after a set duration working as a temporary member of staff.

Please note that this is a role with an external client and not within De Montfort University.

The rate of pay is based on a salary of £26,000. However, the pay is negotiable depending on experience and up to £35,000.

This is not a graduate level role, we are seeking someone with experience outside university preferably in similar roles, or at the very least where recreational interest is shown and has developed a capability which demonstrates a deep practical passion for the subject.
We are looking for someone with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role as the complexities of the work, time pressures and speed of work regularly requires team members to have prior depth of knowledge to be able to keep pace.
As a team they use multiple languages in their work, including C++ and Python which the candidate should have excellent proficiency in.

The candidate will have a great knowledge of the Linux environment and have worked with different sensors in the past to obtain data from them and integrate into an onboard system.

Please only apply for this role if you have practical knowledge of building robotics. We are not looking for people who can report on the subject, who have been passively a part of a robotics team, put together an off the shelf kit or repaired their quadcopter. We are seeking people who can work in the team to visualise a solution to a challenge and then take part or all or the problem away and build that solution as part of a wider, high performing team.
• Capability in working with off the shelf components, this may include Pixhawk, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Ardupilot technologies as some of the basics. You must know which component does what and how to link that to other components, sensors and controllers as well as what data is transmitted between them, how to acquire that data and use it either onboard or offboard the platforms.
• A thorough understanding of how to test sensors on bread boards, break our boards and a full test set up before doing your own PCB design based on findings and available components. Please note, accuracy and pace of design is a key feature of our staff.
• Integration of different hardware types into different platforms, eg controls and sensors into air, ground and sea platforms and the unique issues and environmental factors each comes with. Being able to control with precision the different motors, servos, optical equipment and sensors on each.
• A firm understanding of autonomy. An ability to use the hardware and sensors (lidar and visual analytics a bonus) to develop technologies which are able to perform roles without human input in difficult and hostile terrain. This may include in the air, on or under the sea.
• A wider understanding of swarm technology and how linking the assets to a command and control system is able to support this.
• We are looking for someone with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role as the complexities of the work, time pressures and speed of work regularly requires team members to have prior depth of knowledge to be able to keep pace.
• As a team we use multiple languages in our work, including C++ and Python which the candidate should have excellent proficiency in. The candidate will have a great knowledge of the Linux environment and have worked with different sensors in the past to obtain data from them and integrate into an onboard system.

Additional Skills:
• microservices
• Amazon Web Services
• SQL/NoSQL databases
• implementing web APIs
• distributed systems
• mesh networking
• cryptography (secure communications / data storage, integrity checking, error correction)
• embedded programming for resource-constrained systems
• frontend desktop/mobile/web development
• OpenCV
• robotics
You will be required to work from the clients office Monday to Friday.
Please note that this is a role with an external client and not within De Montfort University.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, any indicated closing date is subject to change at the hiring manager’s discretion. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of applying for the role, unfortunately your application has not been successful in this instance.

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If you apply to and are successful in securing this position, you will need to undertake an in person Right to Work Check on the De Montfort University Campus, before starting work. This is effective from Monday 17th May and is due to government guidance here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-right-to-work-checks#end-of-temporary-adjustments Right to Work Checks are a legal requirement for paid work and checks will be completed in a COVID secure environment. Please email unitemps@dmu.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Unitemps is acting as an Employment Business, supplying temporary workers, in relation to this vacancy.