Senior Engineer: Robotics

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  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Centre Pretoria
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Job Description

Key responsibilities: • Client interactions, business development and proposal writing; • Generate and contribute towards science engineering & technology (SET) activity outputs e.g. reports, guidelines, system requirements, peer-reviewed publications, and technology & software packages; • Participate in external task teams or committees in relevant domains; • Supervise, mentor and/or develop junior staff; • Undertake AI/Robotics-related R,D & I work. The R,D&I areas of interest for the group are: – Perception (Machine Vision) for robotics and QA/QC applications, – AI & Machine Learning, – Navigation, – Planning, – Mapping – Decision Making, – Integration of systems, – Simulation of robotic systems (Digital Twin). • Take a leadership role in group projects including: – Implementation and timely delivery – Oversee the R,D&I life-cycle on projects, – Identify R,D&I output opportunities and potential stakeholders, – Team performance monitoring, – Advise team members on project direction and motivating project team members, • Remain current in field of expertise with respect to new approaches in tools, methods or technologies. Key qualifications, skills and experience: • A Master’s degree or Doctoral degree in engineering or computer Science in robotics, or a related field with at least seven years’ experience in conducting, research, and publication record, and/or product development; • At least seven years’ of experience in the following: – AI/Robotics R,D&I or a related field; – Software development in the field of AI/Robotics or a related field; – Programming using C/C++ and/or Python; • During the above years of experience there should be evidence of experience in project management, and demonstrated ability to complete a project successfully and on time; • Experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS); • Experience in using the Linux operating system; • Strong quantitative skills (mathematics/statistics/computer science); • Demonstrated skills in: analytical thinking, flexibility and adaptability, planning and organising, problem solving, verbal and written communication, team work, self-management (planning, prioritising and time management – includes the ability to work independently), systems level thinking, multi-disciplinary knowledge.

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