SENIOR CONTROLS SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Description

Alert Innovation is a growing start-up with a mission to r¬¬e-invent retailing through robotics – and we’re off to a great start. We’ve partnered with world’s largest retailer to help re-invent the customer’s shopping experience with our Alphabot Technology at the center of a new era in retail. To succeed, we need to grow our team.


We seek to hire exceptional people who love their work, want it to be meaningful and collaborative, and strive for 

excellence in a team-oriented culture. 


Alert Innovation offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including an equity stake in our growing company.


Full Time, Exempt


The Senior Controls Software Engineer (SCSE) is responsible for contributing to the sensing, localization, motion, and actuation of the robotic platform to deliver a robust, reliable solution with high throughput. As an experienced robotics software engineer, you have demonstrated passion for robotics and have extensive experience architecting and implementing object oriented, multi-threaded applications for motion control. The position requires taking personal ownership to design, document, communicate, implement, and test software components within a complex system.  The SCSE must be able to efficiently apply first order solutions while considering a long-term approach in a quick and dynamic environment. You are equally comfortable as both technical contributor and mentor in a growing multi-disciplinary team.


Who you are:

  • You are passionate about technical challenges and eager to broaden your skillset
  • You are focused on making progress every day, and strive for efficient solutions
  • You are humble and thoughtful
  • You exude dedication and commitment to your work that makes others want you on their team


Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate both inter-team and cross-functionally to deploy controls solutions using C++
  • Clearly document requirements and design
  • Provide accurate task timelines
  • Design concepts, demonstrate in simulation, implement in C++ software, and integrate on hardware running in a real-time OS and Linux environments
  • Actively perform root cause analysis and apply solutions
  • Integrate third-party software where appropriate
  • Provide input to electrical and mechanical teams on component selection.
  • Work with customers, vendors, or other technical or non-technical stakeholders to assess software needs and performance
  • Investigate new technologies
  • Mentor junior engineers


Requirements

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient and experienced in the application of classical control theory
  • Understand frequency domain and performance analysis
  • Comfortable with linear system modeling and identification
  • Ability to derive kinematic, frame transformation, and 2nd order dynamic equations
  • Proficiency in modern C++ (11/14) with focus in object-oriented design and abstraction for real-time embedded platform
  • Understanding of digital signal processing and filtering
  • Familiarity with sensing and actuation technologies
  • Experience with physical robotics hardware 
  • Ability to develop test plan, execute, and analyze results
  • Ability to execute data analysis / post-processing, simulation, and concept demonstrations in MATLAB
  • Ability to understand electro-mechanical robotics platform and how components interact
  • Experience with version control, task planning and tracking

TEAMING & PERSONAL

  • Works successfully in a collaborative team environment and constructively influences team decisions
  • Self-motivated and capable of working through ambiguity 
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical/problem solving skills
  • Possesses flexibility, independent thinking and responsibility for execution 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate across all levels of the organization

EDUCATION/RELATIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a Masters technical degree (or the equivalent in training and experience) plus 5 years industry experience with a background in robotics, high-tech, or electro-mechanical product companies. 

VALUES

All members of Alert Innovation practice the following values as part of their daily responsibilities and model these values as she/he leads or supports their teams.                                                            

  • The Golden Rule: Extraordinarily powerful in its simplicity and depth: “Treat others as you would want to be treated”.
  • The Power of Person:  The contribution of every single person in a company is important, and the performance of the entire company can only be maximized when every person strives to achieve his/her full potential and to contribute to the best of his/her ability.
  •  The Power of Team:  The Power of Person becomes amplified exponentially when a group of people working effectively as a team create “performance synergy”, whereby the capacity to perform as a team is much greater than the sum of the individual members’ capacities.
  • The Power of Truth:  We strive to see the world as it is, not as we want or imagine it to be, because only then can we make it better. This core value manifests itself through questioning, probing, testing, measuring, validating, verifying, proving, listening with an open mind, and making fact-based decisions. It also fosters transparency and honesty with others, as well as self-examination and self-honesty.

Alert Innovation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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