Senior Engineer, Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Company: Outrider
Location: Golden, Colorado, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021
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The companyOutrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety and increase effic...


The companyOutrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety and increase efficiency. The only company exclusively focused on automating all aspects of yard operations, Outrider eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive. Outrider's mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation by deploying zero-emission systems. Outrider is a private company backed by NEA, 8VC, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and other top-tier investors. For more information, visit roleThe Senior Engineer, CV/ML will join a team that is developing the next generation perception stack for the Outrider fleet. The team is working on interesting and challenging problems in pose estimation and object detection using lidar, radar, vision, and gnss/ins.The engineer in this role will help drive development of perception capabilities by owning the full model lifecycle from dataset curation and model development to integration with the perception pipeline. The senior CV/ML Engineer will report to the Principal Computer Vision Engineer and develop perception software capabilities through all phases of Outrider's pilot and deployment programs. This position plays an essential role in helping deliver a reliable, profitable, performant, safety-critical system it offers a very talented software engineer the chance to help develop a market-defining enterprise product that combines autonomous vehicle technology with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model.We're searching for a senior computer vision and machine learning engineer with at least 5 years experience developing algorithms and training models for object detection, tracking, segmentation, pose estimation, and classification of obstacle types (vehicle, truck, pedestrian, etc.) using multi-modal sensor data.The ideal candidate will embrace our goal to drive zero-emission, self-driving vehicle adoption, and help us realize our potential to define, build, and lead a new category of robotic automation for the enterprise.Duties and responsibilitiesDevelop and train models for applications such as object detection, tracking, classification, segmentation, and pose estimationEvaluate model performanceIncorporate models in perception algorithmsIntegrate models into production vehicle perception systemsMaintain training, validation, and testing sets across customer sites and weather conditionsBe responsible for the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, source code implementation, unit test, integration, and system testTravel and perform fieldwork, depending on initial customer locations (up to 10%)While this is an accurate reflection of the position, Outrider reserves the right to require additional/different tasks to be performed as neededRequired qualificationsMasters degree in computer science or relevant field with exposure to classic and modern computer vision techniques3+ years of professional C++ and Python experience5+ years of professional experience training, evaluating, and deploying models with a deep learning framework such as PyTorch or TensorflowExperience working on a team in a Linux environment and targeting embedded deploymentExperience with at least one of the following: stereo vision, LIDAR, radar, and thermal sensing technologyExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExceptional analytical skillsDemonstrated strong leadership and people skillsSterling referencesIdeal qualificationsAWS experience with S3, SQS, Lambda, DynamoDB, and EC2Experience with dockerROS / software for ground robotic systemsExperience with embedded computer visionPrior experience designing annotation ontologies and working with data labeling vendorsFOSS libraries/frameworks such as OpenCV, the Point Cloud Library (PCL), and similar packagesFOSS tools supporting software engineering, such as CMake, continuous integration packages, the Google test framework and othersPhD and relevant publications and patentsCompensation & benefitsSalary range of $145,000 - $160,000. For benefits, check this out!At Outrider, we believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, experiences, and knowledge with the expectation that we thrive in an inclusive environment. Outrider is committed to a workforce where everyone's opportunities are limitless regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any others that are protected by law.

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