R&D Programmer KU Leuven Belgium

The TRACE (Toyota Research on Automated Cars in Europe) lab of KU Leuven in Belgium is the central node of a European network that carries out research on automated cars for Toyota. Other partners of the network include computer vision groups at the University of Cambridge, the Max Planck Institute at Saarbrücken, and the Technical University of Prague. For TRACE-Leuven we are hiring a

R&D Programmer


TRACE-Leuven has an immediate opening for one or more developers, who maintain and extend its software for autonomous driving. We work in C++, both in a Linux and Windows environment. The candidate will be involved in the custom hardware and camera control of the autonomous car and software monitoring through dedicated 2D/3D GUI’s.  The focus will be on the continued development of the core computer vision tools. The candidates will report to the Leaders of the Research Team or the Development Team, depending on the assignment.


Our R&D Programmer should have:

  • A BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 2+ years experience in software development
  • Object-oriented software design experience
  • Strong C++ language experience
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Excellent skills on both UNIX and windows platforms.
  • Cross compilation skills, Windows/Linux/ARM/..

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with CMake, Make, gdb, and other development tools
  • Familiarity with computer graphics application software
  • CUDA/OpenGL/Vulkan experience is a plus
  • Experience with image processing / computer vision is a plus
  • Knowledge on QT is a plus.


KU Leuven can offer a permanent and fulltime contract within an innovative environment. The position will be situated at a separate legal entity, thus allowing us to offer maximally competitive conditions.



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