Robotics Engineer- Autonomy

Sunnyvale CA

Position Description

We’re Blue River, a team of innovators driven to radically change agriculture by creating intelligent machinery. We empower our customers – farmers - to implement more sustainable solutions: optimize chemical usage, reimagining routine processes, and improving farming yields year after year. We believe that focusing on the small stuff – pixel-by-pixel and plant-by-plant - leads to big gains. By partnering with John Deere, we are innovating computer vision, machine learning, robotics and product management to solve monumental challenges for our customers.

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 agricultural 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 on agriculture.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Robotics Engineer to join an exciting new program that sits at the intersection of agriculture, machine learning, and robotics. Our Autonomous Tractor project has tremendous potential to help farmers, to shape global farming practices, and to have a major impact on one of America’s most iconic brands. If that sounds interesting please read on:

Position Responsibility:

  • Design and implement algorithms and tools for sensor fusion
  • Design and develop subsystems for mapping, localization, and object tracking for self-driving vehicles
  • Improve perception and vehicle planning with multi-body kinematics for tractors with multiple sections and implements.
  • Contribute to analytical framework for agriculture data and gain insights from it.

Required Experience:

  • Strong software development skills in C++, Python
  • Desire and passion to work in a fast-paced, production oriented environment
  • Self-driven/enthusiastic/motivated to solve exciting engineering problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Mission aligned to improve safety and productivity of the equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively within a geographically-distributed team
  • BS / MS / PhD in Computer Science or other specialties such as Robotics, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Physics, or Math

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in working with CVML & Robotics projects
  • Experience in working with vehicle autonomy space.
  • Experience in working with GPUs and FPGAs
  • Experience in metrics implementation, analysis and dashboarding

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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