Robotics Engineer: Software Intern

| Gardena, CA, USA
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Headquartered in sunny Los Angeles, GrayMatter Robotics is a well-capitalized AI robotics startup serving the manufacturing industry.  We empower shop floor workers with our smart robots that assist with tedious and ergonomically challenging tasks, specifically in automated surface finishing. Our proprietary GMR-AI™ software is integrated with state-of-the-art industrial robots, sensors, and tools to create application-specific turnkey solutions for customers through a Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model.

We help manufacturers improve the quality of life for their workforce while increasing production capacity, and reducing scrap, repair, and rework costs. As a Robotics Engineer: Software Intern you will join our Robotics Software Engineering Team onsite in our Gardena, CA office to develop and implement algorithms and architecture for production software by working with physical robots, sensors, and tools.

Role & Responsibilities

The AI Robotics Software Development Intern will work closely with a team of robotics, software, and mechanical engineers to develop and implement algorithms and architecture for production software by working with physical robots, sensors, and tools. The role will focus on the fundamentals of planning, learning, perception, and control to solve practical problems.

  • Develop and implement algorithms, systems, and architecture for high-DOF robotic systems working in a constrained environment
  • Support development of high-performance production-ready software packages and systems by enabling GPU programming and other hardware acceleration methods
  • Test and evaluate current state-of-art algorithms and techniques of planning, learning, perception, and control

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a BS, or MS degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 1+ year(s) of demonstrated programming experience in C++ or Python coding
  • Proficiency in calculus, linear algebra, probability, and statistics
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive, with confidence and initiative for innovation
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across multiple teams
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with quickly changing priorities
  • Must secure work authorization in the United States and maintain ongoing work authorization beginning at the time of hire through the entirety of employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with ROS and other open-source libraries relevant to robotics
  • Experience in kinematics / dynamics / control systems / motion planning / optimization / machine learning / robotics / computer vision / artificial intelligence / computational geometry
  • Experience in GPU programming and/or other hardware acceleration methods
  • Hands-on hardware experience with robotics systems
  • Experience in developing standard operating procedures and documentation
  • Experience developing complex function-based software that interacts with sensor inputs, control loops, and redundancy
  • Experience with Linux environment, Docker, CMake
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes


GrayMatter Robotics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage and embrace applicants of all backgrounds to apply!

GrayMatter Robotics is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities. If you believe you require accommodations during the recruiting process, please contact [email protected] to submit your request.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Compensation for this position includes the base hourly range of $35.00-45.00 USD. We also provide comprehensive benefits and perks which include but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, PTO, offsite events, a discretionary fund for enhancing productivity and so much more! The range listed on job postings reflect the minimum and maximum new hire salary across levels in Los Angeles, CA.

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349 W. 168th Street, Gardena, CA 90248

An Insider's view of GrayMatter Robotics

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

It is very easy to share knowledge and and information as our mantra is to keep them transparent and accessible. In addition, I have complete ownership over my work, which makes it that much more fulfilling when the outcome is positive. Besides that, our leaders are great at guiding us towards finding robust solutions to new problems.


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What is your vision for the company?

At GrayMatter, our mission is to enhance human productivity and improve quality of life. We are transforming robots into smart assistants for helping humans in tedious and ergonomically challenging tasks. We are transforming the future of manufacturing through robotics and artificial intelligence.



What are GrayMatter Robotics Perks + Benefits

GrayMatter Robotics Benefits Overview

Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
Competitive compensation
Equity in GrayMatter Robotics
Flexible PTO
Regular off-site events
Discretionary funds for enhancing productivity

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Continuing education stipend

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