Robotics Software Engineer

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

Parks Road, Oxford

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 activity, and it needs full time support and development. We are looking for a professional to accelerate the impact of our work into domains such as autonomous cars, factory automation, civil engineering, space exploration and nuclear inspection.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and developing the ORI code base and supporting its application in multiple domains, as well as working closely with researchers to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the existing code base. In addition, the candidate will undertake site visits to sponsors as part of the commissioning and testing of code and provide general advanced software systems support to the research group as and when required.

You should possess a 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 proficient user of Linux. 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 (email:

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering 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 Thursday 4 January 2018 can be considered.

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

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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