Software Engineer - [ Technical ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 11/10/2019 - Expires on: 15/11/2019

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a full-time software engineer to join the Humanoid Sensing and Perception Research Line ( within the iCub team. The selected candidate will work in close interaction with researchers and software engineers to contribute to the development of the R1 and iCub robots, and algorithms for action and perception. Responsibilities include: development of software algorithms for robot control and perception, software for interfacing with sensors and motor control boards, communication protocols for distributed computing.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering or related fields;
  • Knowledge of C++ programming languages;
  • Experience with software development tools in Linux and Windows;
  • Experience with GIT;
  • Experience with software development in Linux and Windows;
  • Proficient in English language (written and oral).

And the following desirable skills:

  • Experience with software middleware for distributed computing;
  • Experience with robotics middleware (YARP and/or ROS);
  • Experience with OpenCV and computer vision libraries;
  • Experience working with real robotic systems.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate to experience and skills. He/She will have the opportunity to travel abroad, work in an interdisciplinary team with engineers and researchers, expert in software development and Artificial Intelligence systems. To this end, very good team co-working capabilities, flexibility, autonomy and problem solving are required, in order to meet the project deadlines.

Please apply by November 15th, 2019, by sending your application to quoting exactly CB: 77350 – Software Engineer in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV and a motivation letter.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia ( is a non-profit institution created with the objective of promoting technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology. Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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

Involved Research lines
Humanoid Sensing and Perception


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