Co-Op Software Engineer – Autonomous Behaviors & Path Planning Jobs in Blacksburg, VA at Torc Robotics

Title: Co-Op Software Engineer – Autonomous Behaviors & Path Planning

Company: Torc Robotics

Location: Blacksburg, VA

Salary: $80K – $100K*

Category: Manufacturing & Automotive

At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, ship goods, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing their autonomous solutions with experienced partners. we are developing automated trucks to transform transportation.

Join us and take your career to new heights with a company that helped pioneer autonomous technology. Youll work with an experienced team of people who are committed to creating safer roads, and your contributions will have an impact on the future of transportation.

About the Role:

We are looking for a software engineering student to help build the high-level decision-making systems for our automated vehicles.

As a member of the Behaviors team, you’ll help build solutions to improve how our vehicles behave in various driving situations. We’ll rely on you to help develop the next generation algorithms while working closely with a team of passionate engineers.


Enhance motion control and path planning algorithms for next generation autonomous driving

Develop high-level decision structures to manage the goals and regulations of autonomous driving

Benchmark and test performance of algorithms on Torc’s automated vehicles

Add new capabilities for both on-road and off-road driving

Candidate is expected to work 40 hours a week for the duration of their co-op.

Required Competencies

Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or related technical field

Interest in motion control or automated vehicle development

Strong C++ programming skills

Strong problem-solving skills ability to troubleshoot complex software and systems to identify the root cause of the issue

Interest in graph theory and search algorithms

Interest in vehicle kinematics/dynamics

?ROS (Robot Operating System) experience

Desired Competencies

Exposure to various digital filtering algorithms

Exposure to Bayesian statistics/estimation methods

Exposure to control loop design and tuning

Cross platform development including OS (Windows/Linux) and hardware (x86/ARM)

Unit testing and continuous integration

GPU processing optimization

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