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Robotics Manager

ecoRobotix SA, a scale-up based at Y-Parc in Yverdon, Switzerland, creates innovative robotic solutions that reduce the negative ecological impact of modern agriculture. We’ve developed a solar-powered, autonomous weeding robot that decreases the amount of herbicides used in crop fields while keeping costs competitive. When you join our talented, dynamic team, you can contribute to a more sustainable, environment-friendly agriculture in an innovative scale-up at the cutting edge of technology. Our organization is flexible, and we provide a great work environment for our creative, self-motivated staff.
 
ecoRobotix is growing! To pursue our mission, we are looking for a charismatic Robotics Manager.

Responsibilities

  • With the CTO, define and lead the continuous development of our robotics technology
  • Provide technical oversight and expertise, from product specifications to product delivery
  • Lead, drive and deliver expected results according to agreed project scope, cost, quality and timeline milestones
  • Coordinate the robotics team (2-3 engineers), applying Agile/SCRUM methods and contributing to a working environment that supports team effectiveness and provides feedback to team members
  • In close collaboration with the team, lead the architectural choices, from early feasibility study to in-field full tests validation
  • Collaborate closely with the other teams of the company

Background

  • Master degree in microengineering, electricity or electromechanical engineering, or computer science with option in robotics
  • At least 6 years of experience in robotics systems and technologies, in topics such as robotics trajectory control, robotics sensors, industrial communication systems
  • Strong practice of programming on real-time issues (synchronous data acquisition and control, image processing, sensor data processing)
  • Experience in other programming areas (web, server, databases) would be appreciated
  • Several years of team management
  • Comfortable with Agile/SCRUM methods

Technical skills

  • Knowledge and experience in positioning and navigation sensors: Lidar, odometry, visual odometry, centimetric GPS, IMU, vision
  • Knowledge and experience in robot autonomous navigation algorithms and implementations: topologically constrained path planning, trajectory control in open fields, obstacle avoidance, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in sensor data fusion: Kalman filter and other methods
  • Practice of programming on real-time issues (synchronous data acquisition and control, image processing, sensor data processing) and software validation on real robots
  • Expand the practice of functional code testing in real conditions
  • Deployment of the software following industrial standards
  • Management of the SW release cycles

What we offer

  • Exciting work in an innovative scale-up at the cutting edge of technology in various fields
  • An opportunity to contribute to more sustainable, environment-friendly agriculture
  • A place on a dynamic, motivated team in a start-up atmosphere
  • Attractive working conditions (flexibility, working environment, training, etc.)

This position is expected to start as soon as possible.
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