Software Engineer position in the Humanoid and Human Centred Mechatronics Lab - [ Technical ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 04/06/2019 - Expires on: 31/12/2019

The Humanoid and Human Centred Mechatronics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), is seeking to appoint a well-motivated outstanding young engineer with early experiences in the design of human-machine interfaces. The work environment will be situated in the development of such interfaces for novel robotic systems addressing the upcoming societal grand challenges.

As the successful candidate you will be actively involved in R&D activities within a young, interdisciplinary and agile team. As part of our international research group, you will have a central role in the development of human-machine interfaces enabling users to intuitively operate and instruct force controlled robotic arms, bi-manipulation systems and hybrid wheeled/legged robot platforms.              You will work side-by-side with our control system and mechatronics engineers to make the capabilities of our control algorithms for modular, efficient, flexible and powerful robots accessible to the user. Your work will be deployed on robot hardware platforms being developed in our lab such as the Centauro platform ( You will evaluate and refine your work based on field tests and real-world application scenarios.

Requirements: The successful applicant holds a Master’s degree in a relevant subject and is expected to:

  • be highly enthusiastic about robotics and working in an international multidisciplinary research environment,
  • be a committed, responsible and respectful personality,
  • be a creative and curious mind,
  • be eager to make things work,
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language,
  • possess early experiences in human-machine interface design,
  • to perceive the usage of development tools such as version control (Git) just natural,
  • have experiences with software development under Linux.

Any experiences and knowledge related to robotics are a plus.

Application Documents: Interested applicants meeting the requirements outlined above must submit their application including:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV outlining experience and qualifications
  • A transcript of records for the relevant degrees
  • Names of at least two referees

For further information about this position please contact: Nikos Tsagarakis (, and Jörn Malzahn (

The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract with a competitive salary, which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, and a statement of interests and plans to ( quoting (HUMANOID-INTERFACES 77069) in the email subject.

This position will remain open until filled

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

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 The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce. 

Involved Research lines
Humanoids & Human Centered Mechatronics


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