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Robotics - Localization Engineer - New Grad

Gecko Robotics

Gecko Robotics

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

What We Do

Gecko Robotics is helping the world’s most important organizations ensure the availability, reliability, and sustainability of critical infrastructure. Gecko's complete and connected solutions combine wall-climbing robots, industry-leading sensors, and an AI-powered data platform to provide customers with a unique window into the current and future health of their physical assets. This enables real-time decision making to increase the efficiency and safety of operations, promote mission readiness, and protect the environment and civilization from the effects of infrastructure failure.

Gecko Robotics is currently hiring new graduates to begin full-time in Summer of 2024.

Role at a Glance

Gecko is seeking a localization engineer graduating in 2024 to help accelerate our technology roadmap for improving our robots’ localization, mapping, and autonomy capabilities.

In this role, you will be at the forefront of delivering localization systems for robots in challenging inspection environments. You will work to deploy real time localization systems in challenging field environments that may be GPS denied, dynamic, and perceptually aliased. Your work will enable Gecko’s delivery of high quality data analysis and reports on damage that will be used to mitigate incidents impacting the environment and human lives.

What You Will Do

  • Design and implement real-time localization systems for inspection robots.
  • Develop SLAM systems that fuse together data from multiple robots and robotics platforms to yield high fidelity views of assets.
  • Define metrics for localization quality in the field.
  • Assist in sensor selection for localization and the fleet of Gecko robots continues to grow.
  • Work broadly across teams to facilitate integration of localization sensors on robots and develop offline pipelines that improve the quality of localization.

About You:

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s or PhD in computer science, Robotics Engineering, or related technical field.
  • 2+ years of experience in C++ and python.
  • Experience with 6DoF state estimation.
  • Experience with sensor fusion.
  • Experience with localization in challenging environments
  • Knowledge of Git, Jira, and Confluence or similar tools. Familiarity with DevOps or CI/CD – GitHub automation and docker or Jenkins.
  • Experience with Linux and command-line tools.
  • Experience with libraries such as OpenCV, PCL, ROS, Boost, Eigen.
  • Strong passion for learning and growth and are open to new ideas, new technologies, strong devops practices, and continuous feedback

Who We Are

At Gecko, our people are our greatest investment. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer company equity, 401(k) matching, gender-neutral parental leave, full medical, dental, and vision insurance, mental health and wellness support, ongoing professional development, family planning assistance, and flexible paid time off.

We believe that we do our best work when we’re together in person, and we’re committed to creating a culture of collaboration, innovation, and partnership. We ask our employees to be in the office 3 to 5 days per week, depending on the location and role. Our in-office benefits vary by location, but include catered lunch or lunch stipends, fully stocked kitchens, frequent employee events, and more.

Gecko is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe it is our collective responsibility to uphold these values and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to join us in our mission to protect today’s infrastructure and give form to tomorrow’s. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law. If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your talents to support our critical mission, we’d love to hear from you.