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Research Engineer, Self-Driving (San Francisco)

Research & Development, Advanced Technologies Group
in San Francisco, California

About the Role

You will participate in the unique effort of bringing innovative state-of-the-art deep-learning models for self-driving into production, and onto autonomous vehicles. You will collaborate closely with a team of highly skilled researchers and engineers, tackling an array of challenges related to applying machine learning to self-driving vehicles. You will work on a variety of research engineering tasks related to algorithms for detection & perception, prediction, motion planning & automated map production, to name a few.

What You'll Need

  • Minimum 4 years experience building production level software systems, preferably with Python and C++ (candidates not meeting this requirement but excel in other competencies will be considered)
  • Expertise in performance evaluation and optimization of deep learning or computational science algorithms, particularly using GPUs and distributed computing
  • Experience with parameter and architecture tuning of deep learning algorithms
  • Solid knowledge of Python and C++ internals, including scientific computing libraries
  • Demonstrable track-record of learning and deep-diving as needed into complex existing and new technologies
  • Intense sense of ownership, initiative-taking, and a can-do attitude
  • Great attention to detail and a data-driven approach to problem solving
  • Team-player with a strong collaboration and communication skills, who responds positively to feedback

Bonus Points

  • Expert level knowledge of one or more of the following: TensorFlow, PyTorch, CUDA, cuDNN, OpenCL
  • Familiarity with considerations related to sensor data (RGB, LiDAR) such as calibration, data capturing, noise sources, transformations, etc.
  • Familiarity with standard web software frameworks for implementing internal research tools

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We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.