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Robotics Engineer (Generalist)



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023

Who We Are

AeroVect is transforming ground handling with autonomy, redefining how airlines and ground service providers around the globe run day-to-day operations. We are a private company founded in 2020 and backed by top-tier venture capital investors in aviation and autonomous driving. Our customers include some of the world’s largest airlines and ground handling providers. For more information, visit

Job Description

We are looking for a Robotics Engineer to join our fast paced team who can design and implement solutions for reliable autonomous technologies used in airside logistics. The generalist engineer will be a part of the core autonomy team responsible for system requirements and validation of autonomous driving capabilities across various areas of the autonomy stack. Key responsibilities include designing, implementing, testing, and documenting robotics systems and features in C/C++ on desktop and embedded platforms.

In this role, you will help grow our ADS software stack in a fast-paced, early-stage startup environment. There's no busy work here — you will be a primary contributor in the development of next-generation structured autonomy software, characterizing solutions and feature improvements for automated cargo movement at major airports across the globe.

This role will work closely with and report to the Autonomy Lead.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior background (academic or industrial) in development of autonomous systems

  • Theoretical knowledge of one or more areas of autonomous driving : localization, perception, tracking & prediction, planning, control or overall system development

  • Master’s Degree candidate in Computer Science, Math, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Physics, or related field

  • Strong C++ (C++ 11 and beyond preferred) and Python programming and algorithmic problem solving skills

  • Working experience in a Linux based Operating System

  • Experience using the Robot Operating System (ROS/ROS2) framework and tools like Rviz, rqt, tf, etc.

  • Strong reasoning skills and mathematics background including linear algebra, geometry, calculus and probability to name a few

  • Solid engineering background with hands-on design and development experience

  • Experience with field testing autonomous systems

  • Highly collaborative nature and exceptional communicator

Desired Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, Math, Robotics or a related field

  • In-Depth understanding of DDS frameworks like FastDDS, Connext, Cyclone etc

  • Proven track record of system development and successful deployment of unmanned systems in existing or upcoming products

  • Mastery of Modern C++ (14 and beyond) and safety critical coding practices (MISRA and ISO 26262 compliance)

  • Proven knowledge of Linux kernel internals (process scheduler, memory management, concurrency/synchronization, memory allocation, file systems), networking, and storage subsystems architecture