Computer Vision/Machine Learning Lead - Construction

Sunnyvale, CA

Position Description

We’re Blue River, a team of innovators driven to radically change the agriculture and construction industry with ground-breaking computer-vision and deep learning based intelligent machinery. Our technology dramatically changes the business outlook of our customers, reducing the number of incidents, improves operators productivity, and collects valuable contextual data for the site manager. These machines are changing the future of construction by making job sites safer while increasing their productivity so that construction crews can build more with less.

Our people are at the heart of what we do. Through cross-discipline collaboration, this mission-driven and daring team is eager to define the new frontier of robotics. We are always asking hard questions, rapidly iterating, and getting our boots in the field to figure it out. We won’t give up until we’ve made a tangible and positive impact.

Blue River is based in Sunnyvale, CA and has over 250 team members with diverse experience including autonomous vehicles, computer vision, machine learning, systems software, and robotics. The company's environment is fast paced and highly collaborative, and employees are excited about using their talents to help food production and the environment.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a CVML Engineer to join an exciting new program that sits at the intersection of construction, machine learning, and robotics. The experienced hand on leader is motivated by a high-performance culture that is rich in technical skills and critical thinking. This role is for somebody who has shown the impact that empowered, creative teams have on innovation and delivery, and who is eager to grow and lead with a sense of urgency and can-do attitude.

Position Responsibility:

  • Implementing deep-learning models and/or frameworks that can be used in scene segmentation, depth estimation, active-learning.
  • Exploring and developing new methods for improving detection performance and increasing the speed of processing
  • Working with the robotics engineers to transition processing from desktop/server class machines to real-time field edge compute robotic systems
  • Work with systems software engineers to help architect and develop data processing and annotation pipelines for continuous system analytics, monitoring and improvement
  • Design and implement performance evaluations frameworks for incremental and step function improvements

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, graduate degree preferred
  • 5-8 years experience in robotics or autonomous vehicle industries
  • Strong software development skills in C++, Python
  • Experience in algorithmic development for perception stacks (LIDAR, Camera, etc) 
  • Experience with full AV or robotics stack from perception to controls
  • Demonstrated leverage of interpersonal skills to drive design and development
  • Apt with the latest research in perception, machine learning, deep learning and robotics.
  • Experience in implementing and improving deep learning systems and moving to real-time processing on embedded hardware
  • Hands-on work on managing and doing GPU-based computing on large data sets
  • Have shipped a commercial product/system

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in working with CVML & Robotics projects
  • Experience in working with vehicle autonomy space.
  • Experience in working with TPUs, GPUs and FPGAs
  • Experience in metrics implementation, analysis and dashboarding
  • Knowledge of robotics libraries such as ROS / ROS2

Blue River offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a great 401(K) match. We believe in a work life balance and offer generous Paid Time Off and Sick Leave as well as Paid Parental Leave and an adoption benefit. Subsidized lunches, flexible work hours, CalTrain passes (with mobile Wi-Fi!) and a collaborative and supportive environment also contribute to making Blue River a great place to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



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