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GNC Engineer, SLAM Focus

KEF Robotics is working on some new and very exciting projects! In order to accommodate our growing team, we are in search of a GNC engineer with a SLAM focus to help solve navigation issues in GPS-denied and uncooperative environments. Some travel is required.


On Site

Pittsburgh, PA



Full Time

What you're responsible for

  • Develop state-of-the-art autonomous drones capable of flying rapidly through challenging environments

  • Research and implement novel guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) 

  • Optimize algorithms for real-time computation on embedded platforms

  • Improve physics based simulation environments and validate autonomous behavior within simulation

What we are looking for

  • Empathetic and collaborative team player 

  • Proficiency with C++ and Python

  • Experience with robotics state estimation and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms

  • Experience programming for embedded environments

  • Familiarity with Linux and Linux tools

  • Experience developing computer vision algorithms

  • Familiarity with nonlinear optimization techniques

Bonus Skills

  • Machine learning and experience programming within a popular ML framework (TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc)

  • GPU programming (CUDA / OpenCL)

  • Field and lab testing experience

  • Familiarity with ROS / ROS 2 (Robot Operating System)

  • Unreal Engine / Unity experience

  • Julia programming experience

  • Clear, concise technical writing skills

KEF Robotics would be a great fit for you if you

  • Are self starter with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Love a team that truly cares about what they do and how they do it

  • Are a tinkerer

  • Are a low-key badass

Why others have joined KEF

  • To be the best in the world at a new emerging technology

  • To be surrounded by the smartest, most passionate people

  • To work in an environment that values work/life balance and mental health

What we offer

  • A kickass office in Pittsburgh, PA with off-street free parking

  • Competitive salary & equity

  • Medical Benefits

  • 401(k) offering

  • Flexible hours & vacation policy

  • Premium laptop/equipment

To apply for this role, fill out the form below.

GNC Engineer, Slam focus

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