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Motion Planning Lead Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Applications

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
August 04, 2022

At Oshkosh, we build, serve and protect people and communities around the world by designing and manufacturing some of the toughest specialty trucks and access equipment. We employ over 15,000 team members all united by a common purpose. Our engineering and product innovation help keep soldiers and firefighters safe, is critical in building and keeping communities clean and helps people do their jobs every day.

Be on the forefront of revolutionizing the future of transport and logistics in human-machine collaboration for mission critical vehicles. In a highly technical and collaborative environment, we move our autonomous vehicle applications forward providing the software architecture, real-time control algorithms, artificial intelligence, motion planning, computer vision and sensor processing algorithms, graphical user interfaces and inter-process messaging needed to thrive. Our Motion planning and controls team builds the stack that is responsible for enabling the algorithms that make the vehicle execute trajectories in a safe, accurate and reliable manner. The work we do has a high impact to the organization; our technology will change lives.



  • Drive the various robotics aspect of the perception software stack including the development of software and algorithms that direct vehicles to select and follow appropriate trajectories
  • Define technical vision for mission-critical parts of the AV robotics system
  • Architect, design and implement robotic software applications, infrastructure and tools
  • Drive strategic planning, vision setting and establishing scalable design for execution


  • Team with executive leadership to propose and set technology direction for robotics solutions
  • Build world-class engineering teams and champion career progression through mentorship and career development by providing technical leadership and guidance as they propose prototype, evaluate and iterate solutions


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering, physics or related field; and 2 years of industry experience in automotive or ground vehicle controls, robotics, autonomous vehicle development or related areas
  • Experience in setting architectures that are scalable, efficient, fault-tolerant and easily extensible allowing for eventual changes without major disruptions


  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering, physics or related field; and 5+ years of industry experience in automotive or ground vehicle controls, robotics, autonomous vehicle development or related areas
  • Experience with ROS
  • Experience with controls and estimation algorithms, vehicle dynamics or ADAS development
  • Experience with mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles or complex software systems


  • Frequent sitting, hearing, talking, visual, typing, and manual dexterity


Moving the future forward is our priority and this includes your future. We encourage professional development and champion our employees' success through various skills and training opportunities. Named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years, everything we do at Oshkosh is guided by our core values and the 15k+ team members around the world who embody them.

We put people first. We do the right thing. We persevere. We are better together.



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