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Software Engineer / Scientist, Motion Planning

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company that specializes in the development of self-driving technology. Our AI tech represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots - it enables machines to perceive, learn, and navigate complex environments, while avoiding people and obstacles. We partner with commercial equipment manufacturers, and global consumer electronics brands, to transform their products into self-driving robots.

This position is for a Software Engineer/Scientist specialized in Motion Planning. For this position, we are looking for a person with a broad understanding of autonomous navigation in general and a strong expertise in motion planning algorithms.

As a core member of our AI Division, you will work with our world-class team of engineers and scientists to build a platform for the next generation of intelligent machines. Your experience will be pivotal in advancing our mission: safe and reliable robots everywhere.


  • M.S. or Ph.D Degree in computer science, Software engineering or a related field
  • Strong experience in 2D Path Planning for robotics or self-driving systems
  • Knowledge in 3D Path Planning Algorithms
  • Understanding of kinematic and dynamic vehicle models
  • Ability to produce computationally efficient software that can meet real-time requirements
  • Strong coding skills Python and C++ in Linux environment
  • Extensive experience converting publications to actual implementations

Extras that make the difference:

  • 2+ years experience (industry experience preferred)
  • Experience designing and developing robotic systems using a robotic middleware (such as ROS), and existing libraries and tools
  • Experience with continuous integration, deployment and release management tools
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum methodology
  • Proven system integration and software architecture skills

This position is located in our San Diego headquarters and reports to the VP of Engineering and AI.

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