Senior Robotics software engineer



Hybrid- Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Los Angeles, California. Atlanta, Georgia

About the job

We are looking for a full-time Full-stack Senior Robotics Software Engineer.

Carbon Origins is a Venture Backed, groundbreaking robotics company with a mission to Make Robots Commonplace and unlock a world where 100% of humanity can focus on whatever we want while robots can take care of the rest. Our flagship robot, Skippy, is revolutionizing the human lifestyle, starting with last-mile deliveries. Skippy delivers fresh refrigerated groceries and hot dine-in-quality takeout right to your doorstep in a self-sanitizing delivery container.

Through a combination of VR drivers, Skipsters, and artificial intelligence, Skippy works tirelessly to deliver dine-in quality food to wherever you are for no cost. Through our gamified VR platform, Origins, Skipsters from all around the world teach Skippy how to navigate the real world in real-time to build the back-end neural networks. Skippy has an active heating and cooling container that allows him to keep your burgers hot and your soda cold. His rocker-bogie suspension makes him unstoppable on any terrain. 

Carbon Origins went through the 2021 Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator. Skippys are now roaming the Sidewalks and Skyways of Minnesota delivering meals to offices. Soon a skippy will be coming to your neighborhood. 

We are a mission driven company. Everything we do is focused towards Making Robots Commonplace. We are looking for a Passionate, hungry, and entrepreneurial Full-Stack Robotics Software Engineers to join our Kick-Ass team of engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs. We have launched rockets, landed robots on Mars, deployed satellite constellations, and developed VR technologies. Come change the world with us! 

Ready to Make Robots Commonplace?

Job roles

  • Develop an autonomous driving platform using ROS Navigation stack

  • Create Software Architecture in a cross-platform environment while keeping the services modular and flexible

  • Lead a highly functioning team and work towards accomplishing goals and objectives

  • Perform system analysis to measure and verify safety, functionality, and improvement before deploying the robot in urban environments

  • Work with stereo camera feed to stitch panoramic images of Skippy’s surroundings while generating depth data for obstacle avoidance and mapping

  • Design and develop algorithms using ROS to solve autonomous driving challenges in an urban environment

  • Integrate VR system into our platform efficiently so Skipster’s can control the robot remotely with low latency

  • Develop code using CUDA and C++ to use parallelism for fast data processing

  • Make the product robust to various embedded systems such as SoC/FPGA/real-time environments.

  • Work with embedded platforms to acquire sensor data using communication protocols such as UART, SPI, I2C, etc. with low latency and high reliability


  • Deployed software to different robotic platforms. 

  • 8+ years of experience working in the Robotics/Autonomous vehicles industry

  • Proficient in C, C++, and Python

  • Experience working with ROS 

  • Worked with SLAM, PCL, or similar libraries

  • Familiarity with Linux

  • Demonstrate experience with debugging, diagnostic tools, utilities, and testing platforms for software and hardware.

  • Experience working with various phases of life cycles of products such as design, debug, verification, validation, and production.

  • Demonstrated success in working with and leading a team environment to accomplish a common goal

  • Deep domain experience with Machine Learning libraries such as Tensorflow, Pytorch, Mxnet, etc. 

  • Strong understanding of Sensor Transforms, Computer Vision, and 3D geometry.

  • Experience programming with MCUs such as Arduinos, Raspberry Pi

Preferred qualifications

  • Work with Cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.

  • Experience with ROS2

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and containerized applications

  • Familiarity with VR 

  • Familiar with Unity

  • Understanding of Rest API Services

  • Passion for DIY Hobbies preferably with Robotics

  • Experience soldering and wiring electronics

  • Understanding of power distribution systems

  • Experience deploying robots into real-world use cases

  • Experience working with safety protocols such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FEMA)

  • Experience with CUDA programming

What do we provide?

  • A platform to change the world.

  • An innovative workspace and an agile pace. 

  • A mission driven and inclusive culture. 

  • A diverse close knit and passionate team. 

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity.