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Robotics Researcher

Company: Omron Research Center of America
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Omron's Research Center of America (ORCA) is looking for a Robotics Researcher to join our team. At ORCA, we develop new technologies for OMRON's new and emerging products including those from the Omron Robotic & Safety business (formerly Adept Robotics). Specifically, we develop new technologies until they are ready to be transferred to Omron's product engineering teams, such as Omron Robotics & Safety business (formerly Adept Robotics).
The ideal candidate is eager to be part of a dynamic & friendly team that is passionate about developing new technology. We are specifically looking for someone who has experience developing new technologies for robotic manipulators at the intersection of robotic motion planning & perception and has a strong background in software development.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop & deploy algorithms at the intersection of robotic motion planning, perception, and sensing for manipulation applications.
Participate in a team that tests algorithms on robot hardware and in simulation.
Design & implement robotics systems & architectures for new technology development platforms.
Ownership of development processes & tools used by the ORCA team.
Develop and communicate research objectives internally.
Support successful transfer of developed core technologies to product groups.
Disseminate research via publications, workshops etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
MS (with working experience) or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields.
Hands-on experience developing software related to motion planning and/or perception for robots in industry or academia.
Strong software engineering skills preferably in C++ and Python.
Proficiency in software lifecycle processes, and associated tool sets.
Experience developing solutions on Linux, Windows, and at least one RTOS platform.
Publication track record in related fields.
Strong communication skills.

We are looking for someone who communicates effectively and is curious, result oriented, and persistent. Someone who likes to take a lead role and is willing to mentor those with less experience, and takes pride in helping to grow a strong team.

Required Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the physical and environmental factors the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Physical Requirements: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is often required to talk, hear at normal speaking levels, sit and use their hands and fingers to type, handle or feel, including repetitive motions with the wrists, hands and fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with arms and hands, this is a sedentary position involving sitting most of the time. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for extensive computer use, reading and visual inspections.
Environmental Factors: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a general office environment and occasionally in other. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Travel Requirements: Frequent travel may be required (2-5 times per year, as needed to attend conferences worldwide, and Omron business meetings in Japan)
Conclusion: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Keywords: Omron Research Center of America, San Ramon , Robotics Researcher, Other , San Ramon, California

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