Marine Embedded Software and Systems Researcher

Technology Innovation Institute - Abu Dhabi
Marine Embedded Software and Systems Researcher

Date: 16-May-2021

Location: Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Technology Innovation Institute

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

Autonomous Robotics Research Centre

Unmanned vehicles in space, in the air, on land, on sea, and underwater offer exciting opportunities to dramatically improve safety, environmental protection and operational effectiveness – at lower cost – in both industrial and mission-critical settings.

Our research focus includes:

  • UAV research and development, covering platforms, real-time operating systems, perception and communication algorithms, control, and decision-making algorithms
  • Autonomous ground vehicle research and development for on road and off road use cases
  • Swarm architectures for heterogeneous drones and advanced communication networks
  • Low-power platforms for nano-size and pico-size UAV classes
  • Bio-inspired, evolutionary, and self-organized methodologies

Position: Marine Embedded Software and Systems Researcher

Job Description

  • Analysis of hardware, mechanics or application software for new projects of marine/underwater autonomous vehicles
  • Selection of the most appropriate platform and set up of the proper software architecture
  • Customized control design for marine and underwater vehicles (teleoperated and autonomous)
  • Monitor state of the art of underwater embedded systems, keeping an updated database, implementing the most suitable codes
  • Collaborate with the team to evaluate dependencies in order to define and drive features and system requirements
  • Write efficient and easy to read code
  • Write scientific papers and technical reports on undergoing research

Skills required for the job

  • Relevant hands-on experience developing embedded systems
  • Hands-on experience with ROS and firmware
  • Experience with middleware for autonomous vehicles
  • Knowledge of electronic circuits and sensors
  • Experience with Gazebo or other robotic simulators
  • Strong ability to analyse and understand a system
  • Great learning ability of new technologies
  • Rigor and creativity to find solutions in new projects
  • High coding skills. Languages and software tools: C++, Java, Matlab, Python
  • Standard agile tools: JIRA, Slack, Jenkins, dropbox
  • Strong team player with succeeding as a team mentality
  • Excellent communication (clear and effectively)


  • Master/PhD in Mechatronics or Computer Engineering or a related field

At TII, we help society to overcome its biggest hurdles through a rigorous approach to scientific discovery and inquiry, using state-of-the-art facilities and collaboration with leading international institutions. Our rigorous discovery and inquiry-based approach helps to forge new and disruptive breakthroughs in advanced materials, autonomous robotics, cryptography, digital security, directed energy, quantum computing and secure systems.

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