Senior Robotics Software Engineer at Tortuga AgTech (Greater Denver Area, CO)
Do you want to help build real technology for a meaningful purpose? Do you want to fight to make the world’s fresh produce healthier, tastier, and more sustainable?
As a Sr. Robotics Software Engineer at Tortuga, you’ll be core to the development of our robotic harvesting software and work on significant changes to our code base to improve performance. You’ll be starting with a working stack and developing world-leading, full-fleet autonomous behaviors in some of the most interesting, challenging, and coolest field environments there are (a literal field!) You’ll lead the problem solving on frontier localization and data collection features that will drive tangible value for growers and end consumers of fresh produce.
As an early employee at Tortuga, you’ll be fundamental to our success, growth, and culture. You’ll bring expertise in robotics software and share a passion for our mission while also thriving in a fast-paced, flexible, and energized startup environment. You’re excited to advance your role and skills as Tortuga continues to grow.
What you’ll do
Write and maintain C++ integrating creative solutions to complex problems across navigation, manipulation, and other areas to support robotic harvesting
Build the system that enables hundreds of robots to navigate various farm environments
Coordinate within a fast-paced software team to improve aspects of driving and picking performance
Up to 10% travel, with potential for international travel
What we’re looking for
Required: 4+ years professional experience in robotics, localization, mapping, and autonomous navigation
Required: Deep C++ programming proficiency, and prior knowledge of ROS
Required: B.S. Computer Engineering, Robotics, or relevant degree; MS in same fields preferred
Preferred: Startup experience
The base salary range below represents the low and high end of our salary range for this position. Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Tortuga’s total compensation package for employees.
Denver area base salary range: $115,000 - $160,000 per year. Relocation assistance is available for out-of-state candidates.
All salaried, full-time employees receive:
Meaningful company equity
Unlimited paid time off
401K plan with 3% employer contribution
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Flexible working hours
Annual wellness stipend
A word about COVID-19
We are highly sensitive to the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic brings to people, as team members and as individuals at home. We want you to be safe, to keep our team safe, and to do our part to help reduce the impact of the pandemic. We are an Essential Business so the majority of our work is performed at our office. Our office abides by all COVID-19 guidelines established by the State of Colorado and the City of Denver.
Tortuga AgTech’s mission is to build a healthier society, and a thriving planet, through smarter farming. We’re pursuing our mission by building robotic harvesting and precision analytics systems for the world’s leading fresh produce growers (delicious things like strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and herbs). We’re building not just because it’s fun, but because we believe thoughtful, well-built advanced technology can help farmers grow healthier, fresher, more environmentally sustainable produce for everyone. We’re backed by some of the most respected early-stage investors in Silicon Valley, as well as ag industry veterans.
Tortuga means “turtle” in Spanish. Around the world, turtles are symbols of wisdom, patience, and connectedness to the Earth. We’re proud to be based in Denver, CO - a growing and leading robotics hub in North America, and a great place to live!
Tortuga is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.