First listed on: 24 April 2019

Software/Systems Engineer

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Australian Centre for Field Robotics
Reference no. 713/0419F

  • Opportunity to provide software engineering and system integration skills in Field Robotics
  • Located at Little Queen Street, Darlington Campus at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics
  • Full-time Fixed term for 12 months, Base Salary: $92,053 p.a. - $100,287 p.a. Level 7, plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

This position will provide software engineering and system integration skills to autonomous vehicle research and development projects within the intelligent transport systems group. This role will involve collaborating with researchers and postgraduate students to enable the implementation and deployment of new algorithms and software packages onto our research vehicles. The role includes managing various aspects of the vehicle including interfacing with hardware (e.g. sensors), coding algorithms for autonomous vehicle operations in real time, and managing the data collected as part of the research program.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Software/Systems Engineer who possesses: 

  • Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Mechatronics engineering (or equivalent)
  • Exceptional skills in software engineering with at least 2 years’ experience
  • Experience with ROS or other similar middleware
  • A strong understanding of managing computing resources for almost real time operation, and an understanding of the interaction between multi-threaded/multi-process applications.

About us

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) group is part of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. Our aim is to solve the problem of mobility for people and goods in an urban environment using automation. We look to address several key challenges in this area including localisation, perception, path planning and control. Our group consists of around 10 researchers and postgraduate students working in various aspects of these challenges.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 713/0419F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 8 May 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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