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Senior Robotics Software Developer

Toronto, Canada

Senior Robotics Software Developer

Founded in 2014, Kindred is a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) company that develops robots to solve real-world problems. Its mission is to enhance the lives of human workers with the power of AI robotics. Kindred’s cutting-edge technology is the foundation of a number of proprietary platforms, including CORE with AutoGrasp™, developed to operate robots autonomously in dynamic environments. Its team of scientists, engineers and business operators have set a new standard for reinforcement learning for robots. The company is co-located in San Francisco and Toronto and is part of the UK-based Ocado Group plc.

Every day will bring new and exciting challenges on the job while you:

  • Develop, evaluate and optimize algorithms related to the production of advanced robotic products
  • Implement new control algorithms and experiment/characterize physical hardware
  • Performing simulation runs to validate mathematical models, new parameters, and algorithms
  • Investigate new technologies, identify bottlenecks, improve processes, create roadmaps, and further robotics software development and robotics research at Kindred (Ocado)
  • Mentor, grow, and motivate junior team members, interns, and peers

What you bring:

  • Experience programming with Python, C, and/or C++
  • Experience modelling robotic manipulators
  • Experience in robotics, machine learning, and optimization. 
  • Understanding of modelling and control algorithms for robotic systems
  • Understanding of learning-based algorithms and their application to robotic systems
  • Experience working with robotic sensors such as cameras and force sensors
  • Ability to work in a team, transfer knowledge, and mentor


Bonus qualifications:

  • Master's or Doctorate degree in engineering with a focus in robotics or similar experience
  • Experience simulation through Matlab 
  • Experience with adaptive, optimal, and learning-based control for robotic manipulation 
  • Familiarity with robotic applications that involve contact with the environment and manipulation
  • Experience working with different robotic grippers
  • Experience using physics-based simulation to develop robot control policies
  • Experience with real time control


About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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