Test and Validation Engineer, Teleoperation

Your New Role and Team
Sanctuary AI–a multi award-winning LinkedIn Top Startup company- is looking to hire a Test and Validation Engineer for our Teleoperation Team. Reporting to the Teleoperation Lead, the Test and Validation Engineer will gain a comprehensive understanding and significant operational experience with our general purpose robots (GPR) and simulators (SIM). 

Have you ever dreamt of feeling fully immersed in teleoperating a robot? Here’s your chance! The best Test and Validation Engineer candidates have experience designing and running test programs for high-complexity, network-connected, technological systems with a human in the loop. This includes systems such as autonomous vehicles, drones, mobile robots, subsea vehicles or high-performance space vehicles or aircraft.

Ultimately, you'll manage execution against our workflow testing process for teleoperation and telemetry components throughout the simulated and robotic system, establish procedures for running those tests, automate as much as possible, and maximize scalable testing acceleration. 

Our Success Criteria
  • Achieve company-wide visibility as you work with leadership to continually push the boundaries of implementing, documenting, and maintaining testing solutions and lifecycles
  • Expand your experience as you develop a user-level understanding of advanced modern robotics and human-like intelligence systems
  • Tap into your leadership skills as you document, communicate, and enforce testing policies, test results, methods, regimes, scenarios, and plans with the team
  • Work with cross-functional engineering teams to develop new tests, operations, processes, and methodologies
  • Test real-time and mission-critical software for teleoperation, telepresence, and telemetry
  • Set up, pilot, and troubleshoot robot operations in simulated and real-world environments
  • Generate, Run, and Document tests to uncover functional gaps in the teleoperation, telepresence, telemetry, and data collection
  • Keep your knowledge updated in the state of the art teleoperations practices

  • Your Responsibilities
  • Testing the full teleoperation stack and individual components with a disciplined, meticulous, and thorough process
  • Develop processes to enhance testing of newly developed code for teleoperation, telemetry, and telepresence
  • Ensure that the tests have good coverage and that the edge cases are documented and known
  • Propose changes to the workings of algorithms or processes if possible
  • Learn to pilot the GPRs in SIM and Reality, while keeping the integrity of the hardware (motion capture/teleop rig and robot) in mind
  • Upkeep of the teleop rigs (Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Force Feedback)
  • Pilot the SIM and GPR for normal data collection and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) activities.
  • Observe and note any improvements to: Ergonomics, Process, Control, Algorithms, Interfaces... anything regarding the piloting interface.

  • Your Experience
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mechatronics, Systems Engineering, Robotics, or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of professional engineering practices for the full product life-cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source management, Agile, testing, and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and run tests
  • Excellent mechatronic aptitude, hands-on experience with complex systems
  • Demonstrated experience in Systems Engineering disciplines would allow you to hit the ground running in this role

  • Skills
  • Familiarity with C/C++, Bash Scripting, and Python
  • Experience with VR and AR controls systems
  • Familiarity with testing processes and data organization
  • Safe operation of complex mechatronic systems
  • Maker skill-set (ability and willingness to use different lab equipment and tools to produce components whenever required)
  • Familiarity with ROS2 and/or DDS

  • Traits
  • Taking on a global-scale challenge that could create fundamental change appeals to you
  • You have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and enjoy working as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • You are organized, learn quickly, document everything, attend to detail, and are excited by challenges while looking for correlations
  • You are open to learning skills outside of your expertise
  • Systematic and holistic approach to implementing improvements and/or troubleshooting issues
  • Patience, persistence, and attention to detail when resolving performance issues
  • Can-do attitude and willing to take on challenges where success is far from guaranteed
  • Obsession with bringing human-like intelligence to machines

  • Working at Sanctuary AI
    Sanctuary AI is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Sanctuary AI is governed based on skills, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any way by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status. In 2023, Sanctuary AI moved into a state-of-the-art office facility and has been recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Startup company.
    Compensation and Benefits
    Sanctuary offers a market-leading compensation package that includes competitive salaries, equity stakes, and a full suite of benefits for permanent employees, encompassing health coverage, paid time off, cutting-edge work facilities, and worksite flexibility by role. Our commitment to fairness ensures that our total compensation consistently surpasses market standards.

    About Sanctuary AI
    Founded in 2018 by Geordie Rose, Olivia Norton, and Ajay Agrawal, Sanctuary AI is a Vancouver, Canada-based company. Sanctuary AI is on a mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. And in the not-too-distant future, help us explore, settle, and prosper in outer space.

    Members of the Sanctuary AI team founded D-Wave (a pioneer in the quantum computing industry), Kindred (first use of reinforcement learning in a production robot), and the Creative Destruction Lab (pioneered a revolutionary method for the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind). The team has experience launching market-defining innovations rooted in previously unsolved and deep scientific problems.

    Recruiting & Employment Agency Notice:
    Recruitment and hiring is conducted internally by Sanctuary AI. We are not seeking or soliciting any new agency partnerships or agreements at this timeAny employment agency or professional recruiter (“Agency”) that provides an unsolicited resume(s) or otherwise presents a prospective job candidate through the Sanctuary AI career site or directly to any Sanctuary AI employee, irrevocably grants to Sanctuary AI the unrestricted right to engage, hire, or contract with that candidate at Sanctuary AI's sole discretion without any compensation to the Agency. We appreciate your interest in working together, and should the need arise our Talent Acquisition team will contact any external firms directly.

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