Motion and Path Planning Software Engineer

Candela’s ultimate purpose is to speed up the transition to fossil fuel-free lakes and oceans. We strive to re-think efficiency in marine transportation to radically push the performance boundaries of electric boats and ships.

 By combining sensors, computers and advanced submerged hydrofoils, our electric craft fly above the water, reaching speeds and range previously attained only by fossil fuel powerboats.

After launching Candela C-7, Europe’s currently best-selling electric boat, we are venturing into public transport with the revolutionary foiling P-30 ferry, built for the city of Stockholm.

We are now looking for a highly motivated Motion and Path Planning Software Engineer to support Candela’s growth ambitions.

What you’ll do:

As a Motion and Path Planning Software Engineer, you will be responsible for our planning stack's key components. You will work in a small, highly focused team developing high-quality software that powers the next generation of our autonomous boats operating in complex open sea and harbor environments. More specifically you will:

  • Design and development of Motion Generation and Path Planning algorithms
  • Test and deploy developed algorithms in simulation environments as well as on production boats
  • Working in AGILE environment

 To be successful in the role you probably:

  • MS/PHD in Computer Science, Robotics, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience working with ROS to design, build, and operate robotic systems
  • 3+ years experience writing C++ code in a production environment -- unit testing, code review, algorithm performance and tradeoffs, architecture, etc.
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle/robot kinematics/dynamics
  • Solid knowledge of modern motion, trajectory and path planning techniques
  • Demonstrated math skills including geometry, linear algebra, probability, etc.
  • Exposure to modern software development version control and project management tools - Git, Jira, etc.
  • Strong English written & verbal communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in ROS2
  • Experience with safety-critical, real-time mobile autonomous robotic vehicles
  • Knowledge/experience of machine learning, decision making, or controls is a plus
  • Proficiency in MATLAB is a plus
  • Experience building infrastructure for regression testing, performance validation, and system maintenance

Join a stellar team

By bringing together some of the world’s brightest researchers and engineers, we are pushing the boundaries of marine transportation. We take great pride in building engagement within our teams. Our internal motto is “with a revolutionary spirit and kindness”, which translates into an open and honest work environment – work is hard but fun.

We are a 50-strong, multinational team of experts within dynamic modelling, hardware design, hydrodynamics, control theory, machine learning and structural engineering work to build the next generation of waterborne transport.

This is a full-time position at our Headquarter and production facility in Gåshaga, Lidingö. Working language is English, if you also know Swedish it will be a benefit for yourself, but it is not a prerequisite for the role.


The selection and interview process is ongoing, so send your application in English as soon as it’s ready. Primary location is our Headquarter and production facility in Gåshaga, Lidingö. Last day to apply is August 17th, 2021. Kindly note that we cannot process applications sent via email.

 We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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As a team we are very diverse, covering 11 nationalities and specialties ranging from electronics design to composite lamination. We love and are 100% focused on what we do, but are at the same time conscious about finding an acceptable balance with our lives outside Candela. And being good to each other is key – work is hard but should be fun. Candela is a great place to work. And an insanely cool Product.


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