Motion Planning Engineer (Mid to Lead / Architect level) - Autonomous Robotics

Depends on Experience

Full Time

  • Work from home
  • No Travel Required


motion planningpath planningC++robotics

Job Description

Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups.  This opportunity is with one of our client companies for a full-time permanent hire.  Please only apply if you are authorized to work in the U.S. Please note that even if this job is not a perfect match, we encourage you to apply as long as it is in the ballpark.  Companies are often flexible in hiring candidates who do not perfectly fit their written job description, as long as the most important qualifications are there and the candidate is good in general. Most of the jobs we are recruiting for are not posted online, so if you would like to know of all the opportunities we have that match your interests and qualifications, then please get in touch with us. After you apply to this job posting, we’ll consider you for this job as well as any other potential matches with our client companies.  If we have any potential matches, we’ll share your resume with those companies and contact you about any interview opportunities we can get you. Thank you, and we wish you a great job search! Matthew Strassberg
Recruiting Director
Skyrocket Ventures
Feel free to check out testimonials from some of our many candidates/clients here:



Motion Planning Engineer (Mid to Lead / Architect level) - Autonomous Robotics

Location: San Francisco, CA. You can work from home as long as you come into the office when needed -- roughly 2 weeks per year.


You would be working in the Autonomy & Perception Innovation of an industry leading company. The company is a household name and its products involve hardware, robotics, A.I., autonomous vehicles, environmental sustainability, social good, and more. The company and its products make an enormous positive impact on humanity worldwide. Although the company has tens of thousands of employees, you'd be working with an elite team of about 25 people (almost all engineers) in your office, along with hundreds of engineers in your broader group focused on autonomous robotics. This opportunity has many of the benefits of working for an industry leader (such as global reach, financial strength and stability, and great support and infrastructure) combined with the benefits of working within a startup environment (such as a culture of innovation, being able to get things done at a fast pace, and making a big impact on the product).

The company will pay very competitive salary (no specific cap), extensive benefits (better than most of the other major tech companies), bonuses, and RSUs.


Job Responsibilities:

- Working as part of the Planning team for an autonomous vehicle platform.  

- Researching and developing motion / path planning algorithms that will enable autonomous systems to understand the world around them and safely navigate.

- Turning real-world problems into well-defined projects, surveying and selecting the right approach, developing quick prototypes, and bringing them to production.

- Designing metrics and software to gauge performance against requirements.

- Mentoring junior engineers.


- At least 2 years of relevant professional experience implementing motion/path planning algorithms.

- A Bachelors or Master’s degree in Robotics, Computer Science, or Engineering.

- Solid understanding of relevant mathematics fundamentals such as 3D geometry and linear algebra.

- Proficiency in Python or C++.

- Ability to convert research papers into production implementation.


Nice to have:

- Strong in C++

- Experience with Perception algorithms.



Did you like this job or want to see more?  All of our online job postings can be found on these sites:
Follow us on Instagram here:
Follow us on LinkedIn here: