Robotics Software Engineer


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.

Closing date

Sep 23, 2019 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Robotics Software Engineer to join the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) in the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). The post is funded by EPSRC until 31 March 2021.

We are looking for a dedicated Software Engineer to join the ORI. We have a large code base, which supports our robotic research activities which needs full-time support and development. ORI is made up of six research groups in a variety of fields including soft robotics, mobile navigation, task planning and walking robots, as well as underpinning research such as applied autonomy and estimation theory. Our work has application to monitoring of oil and gas infrastructure, urban mobility, space exploration and nuclear facility inspection.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and developing the codebases of the individual ORI groups as well as supporting their research in multiple domains. The candidate will also participate in field trials of ORI autonomous platforms, some of which will involve international travel.

You should possess a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, engineering or a related subject as well as experience in software tool chains and build processes. In addition, you must have experience in C++ and Python and be a proficient user of Linux. Much of the codebase uses ROS, expertise with it would be highly desirable. You will be a clear communicator and have the ability to prioritise a busy workload. You will have demonstrable hands-on project experience, developing software as part of a small team that fulfils a functional specification on time and on budget.

Informal enquiries can be sent to Stephen Kyberd using the email address below.

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a cover letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 23 September 2019 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Stephen Kyberd

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