The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University has an open position for a system administrator. We are looking for someone with dynamic experience with a broad spectrum of technical knowledge. You will work with a variety of hardware and software that will be used in robotic and non-robotic applications from systems analysis, release management, and software streamlining. You will support our projects from the ground up, and the work you do will be visible throughout the entirety of NREC.
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.
Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 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 20+ 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 120 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.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Deploy and maintain computation hardware and software for robotic applications
Improve and extend existing tools and procedures for automated builds and regression testing
Streamline procedures for distributing builds onto local and remote test platforms
Manage release documentation and tracking releases in the version control system
Improve developer tools to streamline prototyping, testing, and bug fixing
Provide reactive and proactive maintenance to systems including updates and patches
Automate common data collection, data management, and configuration tasks through scripting
B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
3-5 years of software development and/or systems administration experience
Excellent Python or Bash scripting and Linux administration skills
Proficient C or C++ programming skills
Familiarity with Make, CMake, GTest, and Mercurial
Excellent technical communication skills
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Professional software development processes
Network protocols and topologies
Docker, Valgrind, Atlassian, and other development tools
Opportunities people at NREC have seized:
As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area
Leading projects and fostering client relationships
Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts
Mentoring junior engineers
Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon
Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles
Performing consulting during off time
Outreach to 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.
Department URL: www.nrec.ri.cmu.edu
Job Function: Administration / Management
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2013456
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.