Senior Simulation Developer

Clearpath Robotics

Clearpath Robotics

Software Engineering
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024


Position: Senior Simulation Developer
Location: Kitchener, Ontario or Virtual/Remote Canada
Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
5+ years of relevant work experience
Education: Degree in a related field
Division: OTTO by Rockwell Automation

About OTTO by Rockwell Automation

OTTO by Rockwell Automation is a global leader in autonomous technology for material handling inside manufacturing and warehouse facilities. With over five million hours of production experience, OTTO autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are trusted in mission-critical operations for some of the world’s most recognized brands. OTTO by Rockwell Automation was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Robotics Companies of 2023. For more information, visit
OTTO by Rockwell Automation was acquired by Rockwell Automation in 2023. Rockwell is a global industrial automation and digital transformation technology leader focused on helping the world’s manufacturers be more productive, sustainable, and agile. With more than 28,000 employees who make the world better every day, we know we have something special. Behind our customers – amazing companies that help feed the world, provide life-saving medicine on a global scale, and focus on clean water and green mobility – our people are energized problem solvers that take pride in how the work we do changes the world for the better.

About the Job

The Fleet Software Group is responsible for the design, development and support of the Fleet Manager and software applications that allow our users to interact with, monitor and support their fleets of OTTO Autonomous Vehicles. This involves participation in the entire product workflow, from customer insight gathering, problem definition, solution proposals, application design, development and support.

For this role we are seeking an individual to develop & maintain software tools and assets used in our simulation stack. You will be working closely with other members of the DevOps, Vehicle Systems, Fleet software development teams as well as many other groups within OTTO Motors, in order to provide robust and easy-to-use solutions to the problems our employees & customers need to solve with their simulation environments and workflows.

About You

For the role of Simulation Developer we are seeking an experienced developer to support, maintain, and extend robotic simulations in a full-stack simulation environment in a small team. Your work will directly support a variety of internal groups in testing, developing and training.


  • Designing and developing new simulation tools and assets.
  • Maintaining and extending existing simulation automation/deployment tools and assets.
  • Improving usability and robustness of our simulation tool set.
  • Writing internal documentation for new and existing simulation tools and assets.
  • Troubleshooting simulation automation/deployment issues and bugs.
  • Developing, maintaining, and extending simulation plugins, both internal and upstream.
  • Alerting the team and stopping the robots from starting their own revolution.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting development operations, internal tools, and infrastructure.
  • Supporting development systems infrastructure.

Skills and experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in software development in an enterprise environment.
  • Object-oriented programming experience (C++).
  • Working with Linux/Ubuntu based environments and scripting (Bash, Python 3.5+).
  • Use of template formats and markup languages (e.g. XML, YAML, JSON).
  • Experience with ROS / Robotics Systems.
  • Experience with Gazebo classic.
  • Diagnosing and narrowing down the source of issues.
  • Working in a collaborative virtual environment, interfacing with other team members regularly, sharing knowledge via diagram, discussion, and example.
  • Creating/maintaining virtual models & environments in a physics based simulator.
  • Source control (Git)

Bonus Points For:

  • Other object-oriented programming experience (e.g. C#, Java)
  • Experience in 3D graphics software and programming (e.g. Unity, Unreal, Isaac simulation).
  • Experience with containers and Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with Nix
  • Using continuous integration (Jenkins/GitLab pipelines).

At OTTO by Rockwell Automation, we are committed to building and supporting a culture of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We hire the best talent regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression. If you require special accommodation to complete any portion of the application or interview process, please contact 1-800-301-3863.