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Senior / Lead Robotics Control Enginer

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Robotics
Location
Hullavington - United Kingdom

About us

Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. At Dyson, we’ve been developing robot technology for over 20 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents and £28m has already gone into our first robot vacuum. But this is just the start of the domestic robotics revolution. The team is advancing the systems that make our robots more intelligent, adaptable, and physically capable. This is an opportunity to drive Dyson's ambitious robotics research programme forward by planning, designing, and applying cutting-edge robot learning methods to solve problems in the real world, more specifically advanced domestic robotics. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.
Join a growing team working to put functional advanced robotic solutions into the homes of the general public. We are looking for people to help us investigate robust solutions to diverse real-world problems in machine perception, actuation, and intelligence. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. Successful candidates will be working in a supportive environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.
Market Overview 
Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. At Dyson, we’ve been developing robot technology for over 20 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents and £28m has already gone into our first robot vacuum. But this is just the start of the domestic robotics revolution. The team is advancing the systems that make our robots more intelligent, adaptable and physically capable.  
Function Overview 
Join a growing team working to put functional advanced robotic solutions into the homes of the general public. We are looking for people to help us investigate robust solutions to diverse real-world problems in machine perception, actuation, and intelligence. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. Successful candidates will be working in a supportive environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.

About the role


This is an opportunity to drive Dyson's ambitious robotics research programme forward by planning, designing, and applying cutting-edge robot learning methods to solve problems in the real world, more specifically advanced domestic robotics. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics. 

 Dyson seeks applicants who have first-hand experience of robotics and a portfolio of robotics projects. Applicants are not required to have existing experience with locomotion, manipulation or cognition. We seek people with initiative, creativity, and the ability to learn fast, along with a cross-section of skills that will make a contribution to the company. Our job descriptions are intended to be examples of sets of skills that would be useful, rather than narrow definitions. 
 As a growing team working at the forefront of robotics research, candidates for all job openings are expected to: 
• Be good communicators capable of explaining complex concepts clearly and succinctly. 
• Work in a tightly coupled, cross-functional and multi-cultural team environment. 
• Work autonomously under limited supervision to achieve big-picture goals. 

About you

Accountabilities
• You will be in charge to design advanced control algorithms and developing the mathematical proof of their effectiveness
• You will test the most promising ideas both on numerical simulator and on physical platforms
• You will help the team in the design of comprehensive and cross-platform control framework
• You will be expected to quickly understand the requirements and scope of the project, to propose effective solutions to the presented problems, and provide your contribution to prevent issues
• You will cooperate with designers and mechanical engineers to obtain a control-aware design of the hardware
What You Must Have
• PhD in robotics, or equivalent, and 3+ years of experience in control of advanced robots
• Proficiency in mathematical tools for modelling and control of robots
• Strong background on advanced control of robots such as impedance control, whole-body control, dynamic stability etc… Hands on experience on floating base robots is recommended
• Strong experience in C++ and Python for the control of real robots Desirable
• Experience and familiarity with ROS, YARP or equivalent
• Experience and familiarity with Matlab, Mathematica or equivalent
• Experience with agile software development for real robot control

Benefits


• 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
• Pension scheme
• Performance related bonus
• Private medical insurance
• Life assurance
• Sport centre
• Free on-site parking
• Subsidised café and restaurants
• Discounts on Dyson machines

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.