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Full Stack Software Engineer for Robotics Control Centre (M/F)

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9 months ago

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We are looking for a Full Stack Software Engineer responsible for the study, design, prototyping and testing of experimental robotics systems for terrestrial and space exploration.

This role is related to the development and deployment of command, control and communications software for handling fleets of heterogeneous robots.

This will provide the chance to create a generic backend and front-end tools for controlling a wide variety of marine, terrestrial, aerial and orbital robots and work in the integration of various state-of-the-art AI data fusion and autonomous multi-agent software.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of state of art technologies in full-stack web applications, cloud-deployed software, modern UI/UX design and distributed communication methods, together with the rest of the team using an Agile approach.

The position is in the Systems Department, Robotics Software and Intelligence (RSI) Team (comprised of 7 persons).

The candidate will mainly report to the RSI Team Lead.

Location: Sint-Stevens-Woluwe (Brussels Area)

Start date: at the earliest.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Create new functionalities for the robot control centre web-based User Interface using VUE and web pack.

  • Develop backend services for data management using Python, NodeJS, SQL and data exchange methods (e.g. HTTP, Web Sockets and ROS2 / DDS)

  • Integrate various client applications into the robotics control centre

  • Contribute to tools meant for handling autonomous vehicles' mission planning and plan monitoring

  • Interface the robot's capacities with the robot control centre for monitoring and control.

Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Computer Science or a relevant discipline with experience in Software Development

  • At least 3 years of experience in developing libraries and frontend/backend JavaScript, Typescript, HTML and CSS

  • Experience or knowledge in/with:

  1. Visualisation and UI

  2. VUE.js, web pack and web sockets

  3. Programming in Python

  4. Working with SQL databases

  • Strong interest in the design, valorisation and use of diverse UI/UX and deploying them in production as part of large web applications

  • Familiar with object-oriented programming and/or functional programming

  • Proficient user of git version control tools

  • Fast learner and ability to adopt new technologies

  • Ability to work independently with a good sense of responsibility and results-driven

  • Available to be involved and support off-site activities in robotics demonstrations

  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written with good skills in technical documentation delivery.

Considered as Assets

  • Experience with:

    • Deploying large web applications in production using NGINX

    • Web-based GIS projects (e.g. geoserver, openlayers, vue-layers)

    • Building system architecture

    • Building and maintaining CI pipelines using gitlab

  • Knowledge about ROS Middleware, and symbolic planners.

What Do We Offer

  • Working within a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands

  • A professional working environment with motivated Engineers and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space

  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment

  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions (see our website for details)

  • An individualised training and development programme.

How To Apply

Send your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) to the attention of Mr. Shashank Govindaraj.


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