Mapping Developer for Autonomous Robots (ISRDS3)

Location: Moffett Field, CA - Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is an innovative and disruptive company who is leading space technologies, engineering and operations. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of an incredible and rewarding experience.  

This is a full time position for a software developer on the Integrated System for Autonomous and Adaptive Caretaking (ISAAC) project. ISAAC is developing technology to fill a critical gap in caretaking of human space vehicles during uncrewed periods, by enabling autonomous robots inside the vehicle to interoperate with vehicle systems and provide capabilities for robots to assess vehicle status, transfer and stow cargo from uncrewed cargo vehicles, and diagnose and repair faults such as leaks or fires. This technology is targeted for use on the Gateway space station near the Moon, as well as future Mars missions. During development, it will be tested using the Astrobee free-flying robots and the Robonaut mobile manipulator robot on the International Space Station (ISS). The successful candidate will be part of a 8-10 person team implementing and testing the software, and conducting simulations and tests both on the ground and on the ISS. One major task for this position will be to assist in developing a new mapping pipeline that will receive data from multiple robot sensors and fuse it into a common 3D model of the ISS interior, including both geometry and multiple sensor data layers (e.g. temperature from a thermal infrared camera, acoustic noise from a microphone array, etc.).

Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Required skills and traits*

•   Background in robotics
•   Software development experience with C++ and GNU tools under Linux
•   Perception, mapping, anomaly & change detection


Other Desired Skills:

•   Robotics & autonomous systems
•   Automated planning & execution
•   Fault diagnosis & recovery
•   3D interfaces for real-time visualization and robot control
•   High-level autonomy systems

Aerospace systems

•   UAVs or robotic free flyers

Distributed systems
•   Robot-robot and/or robot-infrastructure teams

Support tools
•   Robot Operating System (ROS)
•   Gazebo simulation environment
•   Git version control system
•   CMake build system
•   Android app development
•   Agile software development

Additional languages
•   Python
•   Java

Required Education*
•    B.S. or M.S. in Engineering or related field

                                                                                    * U.S. Citizenship required

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