Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University is looking for data scientists to develop tools to support machine learning and data-intensive applications. We are people with a desire to make robust software using agile development processes. You will work on a variety of software for commercial and government organizations. You will bring together open-source, commercial, internal, and your own tools to support diverse data processing workflows. Some of our machine learning software keeps self-driving vehicles safe, automatically discovers new pharmaceuticals, and leads to less waste in agriculture. You will support programs in deep learning for agriculture, artificial intelligence for defense, and autonomous manipulation.
Your primary responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with key partners, business managers, and engineers to build consensus around data solutions, define high-level and detailed requirements, establish priorities, and deliver data pipelines successfully for machine learning, computer vision, and robotic applications
- Perform, review, and facilitate trade studies and team discussions to select design solutions among options, including proprietary and open source packages and APIs.
- Lead and collaborate with team members in data analysis, issues resolution, change management, risk management, documentation, quality assurance, scheduling, and staffing.
- Data preparation, ingestion, integration, verification
- Contribute to organization-wide methods and best practices for data engineering
- Participating in the software process: design, code reviews, etc.
- Developing, documenting, testing, and fixing software
- Supporting development and acquisition of storage and networking hardware
- Database deployment and administration
- Webapp deployment and maintenance
- B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics is required (any more is a bonus)
- >=3 year relevant industry experience is required.
- Demonstrated understanding and use of software engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
- Proficient development skills in Python
- Proficient in data infrastructure tools (SQL DB, NoSQL DB, data version control, etc.)
- Linux scripting (bash and related tools) experience
- Technical communication skills
- Ability to participate in a multi-disciplinary team
- Demonstrated success in leading, working, and collaborating within a team
- Self-motivated, curious, and failure-seeking to achieve continuous improvements and solve problems
- Demonstrated ability to apply critical big picture thinking in completing tasks
- Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and remain agile given changing priorities
- Practices attention to detail, respect for documentation accuracy, and information sharing
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
- MLOps tools (airflow, mlflow, etc.)
- Deployment tools (docker, kubernetes.)
- Cloud, high performance, and distributed computing
- Ingestion and integration of disparate sources
- Data processing (pre-processing, augmentation, post-processing)
- Tools and protocols for reproducible research and data analysis
- Front end (Data visualization, exploration, labeling)
- Proficient C or C++ skills
- Professional software development processes
- Networking interfaces and applications
- CMake, Valgrind, and other development tools
- Computer vision, robotics, machine learning, scientific computing, simulation, or graphics
Opportunities people at NREC have seized:
As a member of NREC, you take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
- Publishing in conferences and journals
- Guest lecturing in university courses
- Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area
- Leading projects and fostering client relationships
- Receiving mentoring from principal investigators
- Mentoring junior engineers
- Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
- Stay connected with academic activities at Carnegie Mellon
- Performing consulting during off time
- Outreach to K-12 and college-level students
You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution, collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field. As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Have an Impact!
- Remove waste from farming = more food (link)
- Make industrial processes environmentally friendly (link)
- Make hazardous jobs safer (link)
- Improve efficiency in industry & manufacturing (link)
- Accelerate screening of pharmaceuticals (link)
Take Control of Your Career!
- Select the career pathway that interests you
- Influence the direction of projects
- Supportive of a non-standard schedule
- Maintain work/life balance
- Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 100 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row; others call it Roboburgh. Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the best robotics R&D group
Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
NREC has 25+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 160 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
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