JDTIC-PT Student Robotics - Champaign, IL

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - Champaign 
Function: Product Engineering
Title: JDTIC-PT Student Robotics - Champaign, IL - 50624
There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.
Your Responsibilities
As a John Deere Part Time Student - Robotics Engineer you will primarily focus on defining how robots behave in mowing applications by guiding software & hardware development and implementation for one of Deere's robotic platforms.
You will be responsible for the creation and deployment of behaviors from concept through implementation and testing.
This includes researching state of the art approaches, early prototyping, integration into the software stack, and debugging on the hardware using mathematical models and algorithms, image processing, vehicle control, as well as other areas in robotic systems.
You will work in a fun, friendly, and fast paced environment consisting of team members with various backgrounds and engineering disciples.
Projects are operated in the Agile environment and one will need to be able to handle multiple projects at any given time.
You will also be required to present your findings in onsite or offsite meetings and translate your findings/data into understandable documents.
What It Takes
  • Experience in classification & tracking or sensor fusion algorithms. 
  • Experience with vision systems/SLAM in robotics. 
  • Experience in vehicle dynamics and robotic control. 
  • Experience with planning and perception algorithms. 
  • Experience with performance engineering techniques. 
  • Strong C++, Java, or Python in Window/MAC or Linux environment. 
  • Strong hardware & software fundamentals (iteration, data structure, object oriented programming, bits and bytes)
  • Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent work experience in one the following:  PhD or MS in a STEM related field or equivalent experience.
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local university
  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
  • Graduation date of May 2020 or later 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • 16 - 20 hours/week during the academic year
  • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester
A strong candidate will also have
Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include: 
  • Experience using Robotic Operations System (ROS). 
  • Proficient experience utilizing various sensor hardware and software. 
  • Proficient in Matlab, or Simulink 
  • Strong social and verbal/written/presentational skills. This includes working with peers, managers, and cross-functional teams.
What You'll Get
At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.
The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.
John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.