Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The Robotics & AI Group at Luleå University of Technology are looking for a new senior research engineer with a focus on working with realistic simulation software, and the integration of onboard sensors (cameras, LiDARs, radars) and autonomy modules into such simulation environments. Additionally, you will assist in general software development, integration, and testing, within national and European Union research projects.

Project description
You will join an excellent team and collaborate with a diverse group of people working in the field of Robotics and AI.

1. Actively working to develop a ROS-enabled simulation platform using Unity.
2. Actively working to incorporate ROS-enabled custom sensors for use in Unity.
3. Actively working to design and model 3D worlds having procedural and high level-of-detail (LOD) mesh factors.
4. Generating data-driven simulation environments for autonomy tests from real-world sensor data
5. Incorporating and testing various autonomy modules (path planning, SLAM, etc.) in realistic simulation environments
6. Assisting in the group’s research efforts through software development (optimizing existing code, translating code from one language to another, writing low-level code for new sensor integration). Mainly working in ROS / ROS2 and C++.
7. Assisting in managing, procurements, experimentation, and field trials, within existing research projects

1. Holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Robotics/Electrical engineering or equivalent educational background in relevant subjects.
2. Knowledge and prior experience with C++, C#, python languages.
3. Knowledge and prior experience or willingness to learn with ROS-1, 3.ROS-2 and ROS#.
4. Experience with simulation engine platforms like Unity, Gazebo or Unreal.
5. Experience or willingness to work with ROS APIs, ROS# APIs.

Further information
Fulltime time position for 12 months, with a possibility for extension. Placement: Luleå. Starting: as soon as possible or upon agreement.

For further information about the position, please contact Chaired Professor George Nikolakopoulos +46 920 491298, 

Union representatives:SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529, OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. 
The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number: 862-2023
Closing date for applications: March 22, 2023


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