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Senior Autonomy Engineer - Deep Learning

Skydio

Skydio

San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!

About the role:

Learning a semantic and geometric understanding of the world from visual data is the core of our autonomy system. We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with real-time deep networks to accelerate progress in intelligent mobile robots.

If you are excited about solving open-end problems in object detection and tracking, motion prediction, flow estimation, and total scene understanding, while leveraging massive amounts of structured video data, we would love to hear from you.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Design and implement deep learning solutions that solve detection, tracking, segmentation, and optical flow estimation tasks in real-time on Skydio drones
  • Leverage state-of-the-art methods in unsupervised learning, few shot learning, and foundational models for data efficient ML
  • Curate and enhance synthetic data that powers our deep learning algorithms along with massive amounts of structured video data
  • Refine and optimize models for low-latency on embedded hardware
  • Characterize and quantify the performance of the vision systems
  • Research and prototype new approaches
  • Be a generalist helping out on all aspects of the software when needed

What makes you a good fit:

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience creating and deploying deep learning models
  • Experience curating synthetic and real-world image datasets
  • Solid software engineering foundation and commitment to writing clean, well-architected code (in Python or C++, preferably both)
  • Real experience prototyping, training, optimizing, and deploying deep neural networks
  • Ability to read and contextualize scientific papers and literature in computer vision
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, collaborative, small team environment

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $170,000 - 236,500*. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

*For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.

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