We are looking for a Robotics Software System Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Human Robot and Interaction Laboratory. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism. The deadline for submitting applications is 12 October 2023.
Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at the interview stage).
The ESA Human Robot and Interaction lab, formerly known as Telerobotics & Haptics Laboratory, operates in a modern agile fashion that encourages and requires individual responsibility and innovation. The laboratory consists of a high focus, goal oriented and well-organized structure that is targeting at innovating the space sector and implementing world-class space robotics projects and technology developments.
The lab is providing solutions for operating robots remotely in real-time for space and analog missions. In the past we have developed and implemented technology demonstration missions on the International Space Station such as: HAPTICS 1& 2, INTERACT, and recently ANALOG-1.
The team of the Laboratory is composed of members with various professional and educational backgrounds centered around mechatronics and robotics. This team consists of young professional engineers, engineering doctors, and a small number of students and trainees. Our equipment consists of commercial industrial components as well as in-house developed ones. Our goal for the next years will be to integrate/implement perform robotic experiments with our in-house built robots on the slopes of Mt. Etna and a multi robot experiment from the ISS.
The primary purpose of this position of Robotics Software System Engineer is to: develop software to have a robust remote operated robot. This includes: control software for embedded real-time systems, Linux based systems, communication of distributed systems, computer vision and robotic control.
The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:
- Write high quality embedded Linux software for robotic applications;
- You will operate, test and debug and optimize robotics systems;
- You will design and implement custom embedded system software for interfacing new sensors/actuators and field-bus level communication;
- Help maintain the laboratories software frameworks for real-time control and ideally help to extend them to support embedded vision applications;
- The work within the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory consists of engineering developments, fundamental research and project support in the domains of robotics, mechatronics, control, software and electrical engineering. Besides this, support to ESA’s industrial contracts is provided by means of technical advice and review of proposed solutions.