Robotics Engineer, Localization

Develop visual navigation that ensure our robots are never lost

95% player / 5% coach – you want to BUILD production grade localization autonomy, primarily in C++, that will go right into commercial use.

Philadelphia, PA

About us:

Burro is a Philadelphia-based startup, backed by top agtech and autonomy investors, including S2G, FFVC, Xplorer, and Radicle.  Our mission is to solve the labor shortages facing farmers by making collaborative robots like Wall-E a reality.  To do this, we are pioneering vision-based commercial robots into dynamic unstructured outdoor environments and building the foundation for expansive high-value autonomy. Today, demand for our product is accelerating, and we are doubling our team.  As a full stack company, sitting at the nexus of hardware/robotics, autonomy, and artificial intelligence, we are launching the first generation of robots into the world’s largest industry – agriculture, and solving the #1 challenge facing our food system – labor scarcity.

About you:

You believe in our mission, and are passionate about working on challenging problems at the nexus of autonomy and real-world-use.  You are motivated by making a direct impact on the trajectory of the company you work for.  You enjoy defeating complex problems, and love to build, tinker and create with a driven team.  As an early team member, you will contribute directly to our continued success, and will also hold meaningful equity and grow as we continue to accelerate.


  • Implementing state-of-the-art methods for estimating vehicle pose in both GPS-available and GPS-denied environments.
  • Building computer-vision based navigation system to operate in outdoor environments
  • Develop, unit test, implement, deploy, validate/monitor performance, then rinse and repeat in a continuous fashion across a fleet of deployed industrial robots
  • Participating in code review sessions
  • Optimize existing code to make it leaner and more effective whilst following industry best practices.
  • Ship releases


  • 3+ years industry experience working with autonomous vehicle systems.
  • M.S., in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or a closely related field, or equivalent industry experience
  • Expertise in methods for robot localization, including: Sensor fusion, State estimation, Computer vision, and GPS navigation
  • Comfortable developing and deploying advanced algorithms written in C++ & Python
  • Strong communication skills


  • Experience in Planning and Control
  • Simulation (Unreal, Unity, Gazebo etc)
  • Parallel computing (CUDA, OpenCL, OpenMP etc.)


  • Competitive salary and benefits (medical / dental / vision)
  • Generous early-stage equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Be at ground zero of the robot revolution.
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Philadephia

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