Senior Engineer: Robotics

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

About the job: The CSIR has a vacancy for a Senior Engineer: Robotics in the Industrial AI research group within the Centre for Robotics and Future Production, Manufacturing cluster. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting research, development, and implementation of robotic platforms, including robot software design and development, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm implementation, computer vision and machine learning approaches, navigation, path planning and mapping. This position is based in Pretoria. For more information about the unit, please visit: 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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