Senior Solutions Systems Designer - Autonomous Robotics

Professional Services Canada


Position:          Senior Solutions Systems Designer - Autonomous Robotics

Location:         USA - Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois / Canada - Southwest Ontario     

Experience:     8+ years of relevant work experience

Education:       Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Controls/Mechatronics/Systems Engineering related field

Division:          OTTO Motors


About OTTO™ Motors (Division of Clearpath Robotics)

OTTO™ Motors is a growing, disruptive company, making material handling in industrial settings safer, easier, and more efficient through development of hardware and software that automates movement of goods in busy factories and warehouses. The company’s industry-leading self-driving technology provides automated and on-demand material handling in the most demanding industrial environments, spanning automotive, medical device, aerospace, logistics, and more. Customers trusting their mission-critical material handling needs to OTTO Motors include Fortune 100 brands GE, Toyota, and Caterpillar. For more information visit

About the Job

The Systems Engineering (SE) team works closely with our Project Management Office (PMO) within our professional services organization to deliver business value to our end-users, channel partners, and OTTO Motors.  SEs design and integrate fleets of OTTO autonomous mobile robots (AMR) and software at our customer facilities. In addition, the SE team delivers training to our integration partners and end-users, and evaluates use cases to establish guidelines, standards, and best practices for how OTTO Motors products can be used by the market, specifically by our integrator network. Furthermore, the SE team is a major contributor to defining our product requirements and is a major influencer of our product roadmap.

Primary responsibilities:

  • understanding customer requirements and ensuring clarity of all requirements prior to detailed design;
  • detailed design & integration of AMR systems using OTTO Motors products to meet the customer requirements; including workflow design and facility integration
  • middle layer software design, development, validation & integration to interface between OTTO Fleet Manager API and any third party automation systems in the facility (PLCs, WMS, ERP, MES systems)
  • authoring & executing acceptance test plans for validation of system functionality and performance;
  • optimizing system performance through analysis, simulation, and experimentation;
  • project planning for the deliverables and work packages you own;
  • communicating technical details and status to the customer and broader project team;
  • consulting with integration partners on all of the above

Additional responsibilities:

  • authoring new product requirements based on the lessons learned from your design and commissioning activities;
  • working with the systems engineering team to improve project/department tools, processes, and working relationships with other departments;
  • ability to travel for business within North America, Europe and Asia; ~25 - 35 % travel commitment (NOTE: No travel outside of North America currently with the COVID-19 travel restrictions)

About You

You want to work for a fast-moving company that thinks big and dreams huge. You are driven, view work as more than just a job, and are never satisfied with a project left half-done. You want to be surrounded by people who are creative, fun-loving, and passionate about their work. You are motivated by making an impact on your workplace and you thrive on challenging and rewarding problems.  You have a customer-first mentality and strive to exceed customer expectations.

Your mastery comes from years of experience in designing and integrating complex systems solutions for industrial automation applications. You are able to represent a complex system via a simplified block diagram representation to convey the objective and details to the end-user systematically.

Required background:

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of experience commissioning & integrating industrial automated equipment or software that interfaces to the equipment
  • middle layer software design experience to enable multi-device/system integration within facility automation
  • college/university diploma or degree in an engineering, design, or industrial controls type of field
  • experience working directly with clients/end-users

Required skills:

  • planning and organization (how to approach and solve a problem, work breakdown to achieve the end goal, etc.)
  • strong communicator, verbal and written
  • self-motivated and organized with a keen eye for detail
  • familiarity of working with Linux
  • authoring and modifying software code (python, C++, or other)
  • PLC design and integration experience
  • interpretation & design analysis of mechanical drawings and electrical schematics

Bonus for experience:

  • data analysis experience
  • experience with inductive automation ignition OPC/UA software

At Clearpath, 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.