Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,055 p.a.

We are looking for a dedicated full time Robotics and Systems Engineer to join the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) in the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). This post is fixed term for one year.

We have a large fleet of mobile and fixed robots which support our research activities, and it needs full time support and development. We are looking for a professional engineer with a strong background in electrical/electronic systems to accelerate the impact of our work into domains such as autonomous mobile robots, walking robots, autonomous cars, soft robotics with application to sectors such as monitoring of oil and gas facilities, urban mobility, space exploration and nuclear inspection. You will be part of a team of 11 hardware and software Engineers reporting to a Senior Engineer.

In this role you will work closely with the ORI academics and researchers to support their research projects. In addition to robot development and maintenance, the role will involve supporting or leading deployments of our robot platforms across a diverse range of projects. This can involve creating disk images, writing scripts, modifying code, and general hardware-software configuration and debugging. Managing robotic platforms during field trials will form part of this role, you will be expected to be responsible for the operation of robotic platforms.

A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related subject as well as experience in the design of electrical systems, including PCB design. In addition, you must be a proficient user of Linux. Much of the codebase uses ROS, experience of ROS and C++ and Python would be highly desirable. You will be a clear communicator and have the ability to prioritise a busy workload. You will have demonstrable hands-on project experience, developing software as part of a small team that fulfils a functional specification on time and on budget.

Informal enquiries can be sent to Chris Prahacs.

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You will be required to upload a cover letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 14 February 2020 can be considered.

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