Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  R&D

Tampere, FI

Robotic Control Engineer, Teleoperation

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.


Together, we keep everyday life moving to build a better tomorrow.




Hiab, a part of Cargotec, is looking for new talents to join its Autonomous Technologies team. The team performs state-of-the-art research, develops and integrates smart autonomous technologies for the next generation load handling products with considerations of productivity, safety, and eco-efficiency. The team extensively utilises science to overcome technical challenges for added value to our customers’ businesses. Our R&D includes all the aspects from conceptual  to final design, development, safety, prototyping, testing, verification, and validation. The team’s goal is to equip our products with reliable high-performance robotic solutions built to perform. 

Safe, resource-efficient teleoperation of autonomous load handling equipment will address real-world complexities that our autonomy capability cannot cope with on its own. As a Robotic Teleoperation Engineer, you will assume responsibility for our team’s teleoperation capability development. You will play a central role in hardware choices, planning on and using teleoperations as part of our rollout of autonomous load handling equipment. Since we view autonomous load handling as a mobile manipulation problem, your duties will include making available both direct commanding of load handling functions plus higher-level supervision, providing instructions, approvals or corrections for the mobile base, and robotic manipulation actions. Real-time aspects, theoretically sound closed-loop control over the network, and cyber security are at the core, and you will work closely with Hiab's team of experts and external stakeholders. 

Requirements for this role include a Master or Doctoral degree in a related field, know-how on terrestrial mobile networks, private and virtual comms services, connectivity hardware, coding skills, experience with parallel compute/embedded software development, and strong problem-solving and communication skills. Knowledge of model-based design (Matlab/Simulink) in the domains of robotics and autonomous systems will help your collaboration within the team. Apply now for this exciting opportunity to join our team!


Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Teleoperation development in our robotic software platform, e.g. developing TV-style operator views for off-board control of Hiab equipment, viewed as mobile manipulators 
  • Teleoperation development on the hardware level, from on-board high-bandwidth low-latency communication modems to remote control station engineering.
  • Contribution to design of autonomous systems software stack by utilising relevant tools such as: State Machines, Behaviour Trees.
  • Following systems engineering approach and guidelines for model-based design, verification and validation


What you'll need to succeed:


  • Cyber-secure over-the-air control of heavy-duty equipment viewed as mobile manipulators.
  • Having achievements in one of the relevant areas such as robotic manipulators, mobile robotics, nonlinear control of hydraulic systems, probabilistic systems, automotive, multi-body dynamics, passivity-based bi-lateral teleoperation control with guaranteed stability properties
  • Experience in real-world robotic or control solutions designed by Matlab/Simulink and utilised automatic Code Generation. 
  • Experience in real-time systems, C/C++ for embedded systems 
  • Experience on rapid (control) prototyping is a plus
  • Experience on nonlinear control of interconnected subsystems (to break down the overall complexity to the control problem of “system of individual subsystems”) is a plus 
  • Experience on QML based user interfaces are a plus
  • Familiarity with heavy-duty machinery or trucks is a plus.
  • Experience with ISO 26262, 21448, and ISO/SAE 21434  is a plus.
  • Strong interest in research and study of new topics in the field of safety for robotic and AI applications
  • Desire to work hands-on and demonstrate system performance by field tests, together with the team 
  • Analytical and problem-solving mindset
  • Highly proficient in verbal and written English


You will be part of


We offer you a position in a global organisation where you are challenged with interesting and diverse tasks. These tasks will provide a great opportunity for you to grow professionally.


Interested to join

If you are interested in the position, please contact Dr. Juho Vihonen or Dr. Mohammad Aref




Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2023 totalled approximately EUR 4.6 billion and it employs around 11,400 people.