Software Engineer for UAV/Drone Applications – South Africa

Do you have a passion for Artificial Intelligence and robotics? Do you like challenges? Then join the GoodAI Embodied Collectives team! Your focus will be on developing a cooperative multi-robot system with the current focus on drones.

This position is based in South Africa. You will be facing the clients in SA and working with your team members online.


  • Test the developed algorithms, deploy them on real HW, and validate them in the “wild”
  • Maintain the HW (UAVs)
  • Prototype and develop collective intelligence in simulation, and on hardware
  • Contribute to the development of AI across projects at GoodAI from an engineering perspective
  • Implement state-of-the-art AI algorithms
  • Develop and set up experiment infrastructure
  • Help to convert successful experimental ideas into stable, ambitious solutions for clients
  • Deploy and customize solutions for clients

How we imagine the ideal colleague:

  • Experience with front- and/or back-end development and operations (cloud-based setup, deployment, monitoring, …)
  • Experience with autonomy in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), mobile robotics
  • Experience with Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) and its use for motion planning
  • Experience with edge computing
  • 3D path planning obstacle avoidance
  • Advanced vision processing
  • Experience with robotics applications and a working knowledge of control theory
  • Excellent programming skills (C++, Python, Android, etc) and the ability to prototype quickly
  • Ability to read and understand AI-related scientific papers
  • Responsible, with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Considered a plus:

  • Experience with multi-agent learning and optimization algorithms (swarm, boids, etc.)
  • Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS), Gazebo
  • Experience with implementing multi-agent decision-making in video games, including knowledge of existing game engines
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Robotics, Cybernetics, AI, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research or other relevant scientific field
  • Understanding and experience with AI and Machine Learning algorithms and methods with an emphasis on modern deep learning frameworks (e.g. PyTorch…)
  • Experience with the development and operations of distributed systems
  • Good knowledge of the current AI landscape and its trends, with an emphasis on collective learning and planning

We offer:

  • Great team!
  • Effective development & processes not delayed by bureaucracy
  • Work on a novel product
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact
  • Five weeks of paid holidays
  • Unlimited sick days (we trust our people)
  • Company-paid online and offline education courses, participation in industry conferences and workshops

Type: Full-time

Location: South Africa

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