Software Engineer - Machine Learning (GIS)

Company: Torc Robotics
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021
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At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business. A leader in...


At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business. A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing our solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family , we are focused solely on developing software for automated trucks to transform how the world moves freight. Join us and catapult your career with the company that helped pioneer autonomous technology, and the first AV software company with the vision to partner directly with a truck manufacturer. You'll work with an experienced team of people who are committed to creating safer roads and saving lives, and your contributions will have an unequivocal impact on the future of trucking and autonomous technology. About the Role: We are seeking a GIS Engineer to develop algorithms & machine learning models that enable map-based autonomous driving. As part of the GIS team, you will be able to design, implement, and improve algorithms and systems used to create, maintain, and analyze HD map data. You will be responsible for collecting requirements for map products and for designing and developing solutions to meet those needs. Responsibilities: Participate in automation of mapping projects in addition to other cross-functional projects. Independently build and develop machine learning models & systems to enhance map creation and maintenance pipeline, including data optimization and reorganization. Analyze and improve the current map creation and maintenance algorithms, ensuring our self-driving vehicles have the most accurate maps, to drive safely and smoothly on the road. Research the state-of-the-art mapping algorithms & machine learning models and apply excellent algorithm design and programming skills to improve our products. Prototype and deploy robust and reliable solutions to map creation and maintenance problems. Collaborate closely with a creative team of engineers and researchers. Gain a deep understanding of not only the self-driving technology, but also its real-world challenges and how to convert such technology into real products. Required Technical Experience: Strong algorithm design and Python programming skills Familiar with both Linux & Windows based development Machine Learning experience with maps is a plus. Experience with geospatial data or multidimensional data is a plus. Experience with GIS, ArcGIS/QGIS is a plus Experience with ROS (Robot Operating System) is a plus Good communication skills and being able to collaborate efficiently with others to come up with an optimal system design and software architecture. Ability to identify & handle edge cases. Be able to collaborate with other team members to do integration testing. Required Years of Experience and Competencies: M.S. or a higher degree in GIS, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or related technical field 3+ years of work experience with Machine Learning and Deep Learning in semantic segmentation. Minimum 1 years with relevant PhD Degree. Perks of being a Torc'r Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and their future. Additionally, we are always open to suggestions to accommodate individual employee needs. Torc offers: Full coverage of monthly medical premiums for full-time employees Medical/dental/vision/ AD+D and Life Insurance 401K plan with employer matching Annual learning and development stipend Leadership development training Collaborative, energetic, and team-focused work environment Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation

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