Robotics Software Engineer

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

We are seeking a Software Engineer to join the world-leading Oxford Robotics Institute ( at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is full-time and fixed-term until 28 February 2020.

You will be an innovative software engineer, who is excited about the opportunity to bring research ideas in the field of mobile robotics into solutions for real world problems. The institute has a large code base, which supports our robotic research activity. You will maintain and develop this code base and support its application in multiple domains. We are looking for a professional to accelerate the impact of our work into domains such as autonomous cars, factory automation, space exploration and nuclear inspection. You will be part of a team of 6 Software and Platforms Engineers reporting to the Senior Software Engineer.

You will write software in languages including C++ and Python working with everything from databases, web applications, system software and complex algorithms running across distributed systems on mobile robot platforms such as self-driving cars and space rovers. Alongside software development, you will also support ambitious field trials and data collection exercises.

You should possess a degree in a relevant subject (computer science, engineering, etc). You will need excellence in C++ and Linux. Demonstrable competency in software tool chains and processes is necessary. We are looking for genuine and demonstrable creativity tempered by strong organisational skills and well-rounded communication skills.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Tom Wilcox (

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (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 4 January 2017 can be considered.

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

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