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Research Engineer, Path/Motion Planning

Vancouver, Canada

Full time


About the Role

Sanctuary is looking for an exceptional Research Engineer specialized in Path and/or Motion Planning to help develop systems that support the development of embodied human-like intelligence.

A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on or with state of the art software systems, tackling challenges that include abstracting robot platforms for development and production, data and signals processing, the development of simulated environments, and various levels of control systems.

Our Success Criteria

  • Gain cutting edge career experience as you design, develop, document and deploy motion planning systems that support intelligent control systems for state of the art robots

  • Expand your research experience as you implement tools that enable advancements in robotics motion planning and artificial intelligence

  • Achieve company-wide visibility as you write, debug, maintain, and document code that will be part of our platform for the world's first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots

  • Your ExperienceQualificationsMaster's/PhD in Computer Science, Controls, or equivalent work experience

  • Direct experience in path and motion planning as well as optimization (4+ years) with at least one publication in this area

  • Direct experience with motion planning in high DOF (>6) systems

  • Direct experience with path planning systems

  • Experience working on complex engineering problems as part of a team

  • Skills5+ years Development experience with Python and C++

  • Working knowledge of PyTorch and/or TensorFlow

  • Experience with Atlassian tools; Jira, GitLab, Confluence

  • TraitsThe successful candidate will be a proponent of individual personal responsibility for themselves and their teammates

  • Above all else, a consistently positive attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to create robust solutions to complex problems

  • Eager to take on new challenges with tenacity and positivity

  • Patience, persistence, and attention to detail when resolving performance issues

  • Enthusiasm for bringing human-like intelligence to machines

Please do not submit any information that is confidential to you or any third party. By submitting an application, you acknowledge and agree that your application does not contain any information that is confidential to you or any third party.

Working at Sanctuary

Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Sanctuary is governed based on skills, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any way by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.



Full time employees enjoy medical/dental/vision, life insurance, wellness programs, stock options, paid time off (vacation, paid holidays, sick time, and parental leave), scheduling and worksite flexibility by role, and more.

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