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Senior Staff Perception Future Sensing Applied Research Scientist
Posted on 8/17/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Computer Vision
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Solid understanding of computer vision fundamentals including the development and training of ML models
  • Perform first principles analysis of perception models and experiments to support HW sensor development
  • Be able to run and retrain Cruise perception machine learning models and evaluate model performance (PR, other metrics)
  • Must be able to work independently and multi-functionally between HW and perception teams
  • Willing to be hands on with sensor data; has a practical understanding of experimental data and hardware versus purely theoretical
  • Basic knowledge of sensing physics and awareness of different sensing modalities (lidar, cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors, etc.)
  • Growing expertise with ML frameworks such as Tensorflow, Caffe, and PyTorch
  • Strong programming skills in Python, C++, or other relevant languages
  • Passionate about self-driving car technology and its impact on the world!
  • From a research perspective, exploring, prototyping, validating, and iterating new algorithms
  • This role will support the hardware organization. Likely projects will include sensitivity studies for hardware selection as well as architecture investigations
  • On the development side, driving efforts to optimize, supervise and refine on-road performance for models on the path to production
  • Champion of the highest quality in engineering, crafting solutions and not just identifying problems
Desired Qualifications
  • PhD in machine learning or computer science
  • Research experience developing computational cameras, physics-based computer vision systems, or other research at the intersection of CV/ML and sensor development
  • 4+ years of industry experience in Machine Learning
  • Experience and growing expertise with ROS, OpenCV, Gazebo, or PCL
  • Track record in deploying perception algorithms into real world environments
  • Experience and growing expertise with autonomous driving technologies

1,001-5,000 employees

Self-driving car service
Company Overview
Cruise's is building self-driving vehicles to improve life in our cities. The company makes autonomous, sustainable, self-driving EVs.
  • Flexible vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fertility & family expansion benefits
  • 401k matching program
  • Monthly social events
  • Community volunteering programs
  • Healthy meals & snacks for onsite employees
  • Quarterly offsites & working retreats
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Mental health support
  • Professional development programs
  • On-site gym in SF HQ
  • Commuter benefits for onsite employees
  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
Company Core Values
  • Stay safe
  • Stay focused
  • Own it
  • Seek truth
  • Work together
  • Be humble