Senior Robotics Engineer

Who we’re looking for
As a Senior Robotics Engineer you will join the Robotics team to help realize our vision for an optimized, intelligent farm. Some of the exciting challenges we are tackling include: SLAM systems, multi-robot traffic management and sensors integration.
You will play a key role in  our efforts to develop, deploy, and maintain production-quality code that runs on the robots and in the cloud. Generalists will thrive in this role. We are looking for a seasoned engineer who understands that firmware, high-level algorithms, and web infrastructure must all come together to create a complete product.

What will you do here?

    • Design, implement, and validate features in ROS (C++ and Python)
    • Integrate and test software solutions in simulation and on physical robots
    • Collaborate with members of our software, hardware, growing, and operations teams
    • Participate in architecture reviews and code reviews


    • 3+ years of experience as a Robotics Engineer writing production-quality code in C++ and Python
    • Expert in both C++ and Python
    • Experience with ROS and/or 3D simulation, games or tools
    • Extensive experience with system integration and development on physical robots
    • Experience in systems architecture
    • Solid knowledge of robotics algorithms: planning, localization, control, computer vision
    • BS in robotics or related field (MS or PhD preferred)
    • Ability to occasionally commute to our offices in San Carlos and Gilroy to work on physical robots

Nice to haves

    • You have shipped a product
    • Embedded Linux software development
    • Experience with perception/vision libraries including OpenCV or PCL
    • Experience with deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, Pytorch, etc)
    • Experience with a CI system (e.g. Travis, Jenkins, Gitlab)
    • An interest in agriculture


    • Iron Ox is a small startup with a big dream. You’ll be a part of a team founded on transparency, creativity, and impact on our mission to feed people
    • We’re a tight-knit group that likes to work hard while also having fun
    • We offer medical, dental, vision and 401k
About Iron Ox
Iron Ox is reimagining the modern farm, utilizing robotics and AI to grow fresh, consistent, and responsibly farmed produce for everyone. Our experienced team of growers, plant scientists, software engineers and hardware engineers are passionate about bringing forward this new wave of technology to grow local, affordable fresh produce. Iron Ox is a well-funded startup backed by Y Combinator and other top Silicon Valley investors. Our HQ is located conveniently near the CalTrain station in San Carlos, CA.
At Iron Ox, we are automating the entire plant production process. From the development of multiple robot platforms, to our own custom hydroponic, seeding, and harvesting systems, we are taking a system-level approach to creating the ideal farm.

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