Senior Software Engineer – Robotics Simulation

Sanctuary AI
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Job Description

We're seeking applicants who thrive on broad thinking and are eager to continuously learn and develop their technical skills in a dynamic industry environment. As a key member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to own solutions from conception to deployment, adapt to complex development landscapes, and drive innovation that enhances our technology stack. If you're ready to make a significant impact and contribute to the advancement of robotics technology, we invite you to join us.

Our Success Criteria

  • Develop, maintain, and upgrade our simulation software stack
  • Spearhead the development of high-fidelity digital twin models of our general purpose robotics systems in simulation for machine learning application
  • Lead design reviews and recommend systems improvements
  • Analyze requirements and provide robust technical designs to drive agile implementation
  • Participate in cross-team meetings, scoping, and decision making
  • Recommend new technologies to ensure quality and productivity
  • Help teams analyze and troubleshoot application issuesProvide training and mentoring to junior engineers

Your Experience


  • Master’s or PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or other relevant engineering disciplines or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on engineering experience with C++, Rust, or equivalent languages in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Development experience with simulation platforms such as Unreal, Unity, Omniverse, among others
  • Experience designing, implementing, and rigorously testing software components as part of a highly integrated and complex system, ensuring reliability and performance under demanding conditions
  • Working experience with advanced physics engines such as DRAKE, MuJoCo, Bullet, Vortex, DART, Havok, etc.


  • Knowledge of physics simulation solvers such as LCP solver, direct/iterative solvers, Particle Based Dynamics (PBD)
  • Deep understanding of advanced 3D rendering pipelines for real-time applications, and 3D APIs such as OpenGL, Vulkan, etc.
  • Proficiency in distributed system design, multithreading, and concurrency, with a focus on building scalable and resilient software architectures
  • Familiarity with kinematic analysis, multi-body dynamics, and controls
  • Familiarity with tactile and force-feedback haptics
  • Familiarity with system identification and dynamics system modeling methods
  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering best practices, including coding standards, system design, testing methodologies, and operational excellence.


  • Possess exceptional listening skills and adeptness in conflict resolution, fostering a collaborative and inclusive team culture
  • Demonstrate influential leadership, capable of driving consensus and inspiring others to embrace new ideas and methodologies
  • Embrace challenges with tenacity and enthusiasm, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in robotics and simulation technology
  • Exhibit patience, persistence, and meticulous attention to detail when troubleshooting issues, ensuring the delivery of robust and reliable solutions
  • Maintain an unwavering commitment to advancing the field of robotics, driven by a passion for creating machines with human-like intelligence

Working at Sanctuary AI

Sanctuary AI is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Sanctuary AI is governed based on skills, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any way by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status. In 2023, Sanctuary AI moved into a state-of-the-art office facility and has been recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Startup company.

Compensation and Benefits

Sanctuary offers a market-leading compensation package that includes competitive salaries, equity stakes, and a full suite of benefits for permanent employees, encompassing health coverage, paid time off, cutting-edge work facilities, and worksite flexibility by role. Our commitment to fairness ensures that our total compensation consistently surpasses market standards.

Company Info.

Sanctuary AI

Sanctuary is on a mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. And in the not-too-distant future, help us explore, settle, and prosper in outer space.

  • Industry
    Artificial intelligence,Computer software
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  • Location
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
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