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Jobs at Kopernikus Automotive

We are a startup that develops autonomous driving solutions for geo-fenced areas. We already completed several projects at parking garages, factories and exhibitions and have a lot more projects in the pipeline. This is an example of our solution: Vehicles Could Soon Be Driving Themselves Off The Production Line at Ford’s Cologne EV Centre. Our Implementation Team is mainly based out of Berlin in a very nice and comfortable work mobility hub, but remote work is possible. We are looking for people that help us ensure the functional safety of our products and that are willing to bring their ideas to the table to achieve something the entire automotive industry is currently looking for – level 4 autonomous driving based on artificial intelligence (AI). 


The Implementation Team at Kopernikus needs a talented person who would love to join us in a 

Senior Developer Role: Motion Control - Rust (m/f/d)
(Leipzig / Berlin / partly remote possible)

 The Implementation Team is mainly responsible for: 

  • Writing code to communicate with the vehicle and factory/parking infrastructure 

  • DevOps and developer tooling, including logging and visualization 

  • Hacking cars, so we can control them remotely - like an RC car 

  • Motion Control and Path Planning 

  • State estimation of vehicles, pedestrians and other entities 

  • Communication between internal components, using DDS 

  • Company security (VPN access, SSH keys, secrets, etc) and defense against adversarial attacks 

  • Hardware selection for new project sites, including servers and networking hardware 

  • Site maintenance (usually remote) 

As a Senior Developer focusing on Motion Control, your responsibilities will include: 

  • Designing, developing, and maintaining software for motion control systems using Rust, C, and C++ 

  • Implementing and optimizing algorithms for motion planning and control 

  • Ensuring the integration of motion control systems with other systems like perception and decision-making modules 

  • Debugging and improving the performance of the existing motion control systems 

  • Documenting the design and testing of the motion control software 

Your profile:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field 

  • Proven experience as a Senior Developer or similar role with a focus on Motion Control in Robotics or Automotive fields 

  • Proficiency in Rust, C, and C++ programming languages 

  • Familiarity with robotics software development environments such as ROS 

  • Experience with real-time systems and multi-threading programming 

  • Solid understanding of motion control systems and principles 

  • Strong problem-solving skills and an excellent understanding of control theory and kinematics 

To stand out of a crowd:

  • Understanding of safety-critical software development 

  • Knowledge of modern automotive technologies, including ADAS and autonomous vehicles 

  • Experience with sensor fusion for motion control 

  • Experience in using simulation tools for motion control system design and testing 

  • Experience with machine learning techniques related to motion control 

  • Experience working in Agile or Scrum environments 

What we offer:


  • Permanent contract starting immediately

  • Continuing education: Courses to further your understanding of your Tech Stack as well as German language courses and support in acquiring your German driver’s license 

  • Free sports membership across Germany 

  • Free Bahn Card which can also be used for your private travels 

  • Great office space in Berlin and remote work is currently possible (but you should be able to travel to Berlin office and to project locations within Germany) 

  • Interesting projects in autonomous driving while working hand to hand with big car manufacturers 

  • Work in a merit-based organization with low hierarchies and a high degree of individual responsibility 

  • Feeling that your work is essential! Within our team, every member has a big influence on the final product 

  • Extremely nice and friendly team that is always motivated to help 

If this sounds like the right role for your - please get in touch and send us your application to

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