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We are seeking a highly experienced Java Software Engineer to be part of the IHMC DARPA Robotics Challenge team. The ideal candidate must be passionate about software engineering, enjoy writing massive amounts of readable, well-tested software, and have experience using software engineering productivity enhancement tools and techniques. Applicants must have good communication skills, and thrive in both a team and individual environment.

Develop various Java software packages for supporting humanoid robot algorithm development. Such packages include robot simulation software, operator interfaces, robot visualization, geometry toolboxes, communication protocols, and real-time robot control software infrastructure. Work as part of a team of approximately 10 engineers, competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge project.


Salary is dependent upon degree and experience

Company Description

To Apply: Visit for more information and instructions on how to apply. The application process is an extensive set of programming, math, and logic challenges similar to those that the successful candidate will face. We are committed to building a great team, which will be a strong competitor in the DARPA Robotics Challenge and understand that well- engineered high quality software will be one of the keys for being a successful team.

Applicants who do not follow the application instructions at will not be considered. Updates to this announcement may appear at

Application Deadline: Open until filled
IHMC is an EEO/AA Employer

Client Description

IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.

Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. Our human-centered approach often results in systems that can be regarded as cognitive or perceptual prostheses, much as eyeglasses are a sort of ocular prosthesis. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some people who resist all attempts to classify them.

Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas.

IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society's broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, IARPA, DOT, IDEO, Raytheon, IBM, Microsoft, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.

Location Description

Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL

Opportunity Details

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