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Job Description

The Team Lead (Robotics Engineer) will spearhead a team of engineers in the lab, driving technical deliverables, overseeing project management, and leveraging research data to foster collaborations with stakeholders. With an interdisciplinary approach bridging Robotics, IoT, Remote Sensing & GIS, Software Development, and AI/ML, the candidate will provide strategic and tactical direction in research and engineering projects.

Main Responsibilities:

Leadership & Management:

  • Lead, mentor, and manage a team of engineers, ensuring project and product milestones are met.
  • Oversee technical deliverables, ensuring quality and adherence to established standards.
  • Drive collaboration among team members, fostering a conducive environment for innovative problem-solving.

Research & Development:

  • Leverage data and research findings to engage with stakeholders, initiating fruitful collaborations.
  • Continuously stay updated with advances in Robotics, IoT, Electronics, Machine Learning, and Software Development.
  • Contribute to and oversee research initiatives, ensuring alignment with lab objectives.

Technical Expertise:

  • Supervise seamless integration and interfacing of sensors, electronics, and IoT devices.
  • Manage and oversee the lab's GitHub repository, ensuring standardized practices in code management and maintaining comprehensive product development documentation.
  • Handle UNIX systems, with a special focus on embedded applications.

Product & Project Management:

  • Oversee the lifecycle of products, from ideation to deployment, ensuring alignment with market needs and lab objectives.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders for product feedback, iterations, and enhancements.
  • Regularly report on project status, challenges, and outcomes to faculty and stakeholders.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Translate research insights into actionable strategies for stakeholder engagement.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to align on common goals and leverage synergies.


  • The ideal candidate for this role should possess a master's degree in electrical engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Science, or a related field from an HEC-recognized institution. 

  • Additionally, having training or exposure to principles of Project Management, Product Management, and Design Thinking, or other management frameworks, will be considered advantageous.


  • The candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in the relevant domains, showcasing notable achievements in system or product development. Furthermore, expertise in building stakeholder relationships and leading cross-functional collaborations is crucial. 

  • Candidates with prior involvement in interdisciplinary projects that integrate various technical domains within a research setting are highly valued.

  • Experience in Software Development, particularly within the Linux environment and open-source platforms, is a plus. 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • A deep understanding of Robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) is essential, along with comprehensive knowledge of sensor interfacing, ranging from LIDAR to IMUs, and driver development.

  • Proficiency in code management through platforms like GitHub and acumen in project management within technical domains are also sought after.

  • Familiarity with Remote Sensing & GIS and insights into the complete cycle of product development documentation would be beneficial. The candidate should have the aptitude to stay updated with evolving tech trends and integrate this knowledge effectively.

  • Proficiency in coding standards, GitHub source control management, and utilizing open-source software within Linux is essential. Hands-on experience with various Linux-based OS architectures, encompassing both desktop command lines and embedded systems, is required. 

  • Advanced knowledge in sensor interfacing, specifically with LIDAR, mono and stereo cameras, and IMU, is a must. 

  • The candidate should also be adept at integrating IoT devices and navigating its intricacies.

  • Effective communication skills and proven teamwork capabilities in collaborative settings are essential. 

  • Product and project management within a technical setting is highly desirable. 

  • Leadership qualities, along with prior experience in guiding or mentoring a team, are beneficial.

  • Adaptability to new technologies and research methodologies, strategic thinking, and a proactive problem-solving approach are qualities that are highly valued. 

  • Lastly, a strong ability to maintain and develop comprehensive product development documentation is expected from the ideal candidate.

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