Research Software Engineer - Vision at Vicarious

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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. 

You will join a tightly knit collective of engineer-scientists committed to solving these problems. Our focus is on building robotic manipulation systems that are beyond the state of the art by integrating perception, concept learning, reasoning, and motor control as we pursue the long term goal of artificial general intelligence. 

As a research software engineer on our Scene Parsing team, you will build perceptual systems that solve real world robotic vision problems. Your role will entail a spectrum of work from core algorithm development and implementation to assembling and testing on-robot vision pipelines and integration with planning and control systems.

Your responsibilities

  • Apply your knowledge of algorithms, machine learning, and computer vision to build and improve mission-critical on-robot vision systems, with attention to performance, reliability, security, and code quality.
  • Provide engineering support to researchers by contributing to idea development and software design and implementation.
  • Shape the architecture of the systems that are powering the next generation of intelligent machines.
  • Deliver bleeding edge robotics capabilities that solve real needs for our partners and customers.
  • Collaborate with, learn from, and support our diverse and cross-functional team, including mechanical, electrical and robotics engineers, AI/ML researchers, and business development.

Qualifications

  • +1 year of previous experience as a software engineer, providing impactful technical accomplishments for a team while fostering a healthy engineering culture.
  • A track record of successfully planning, building, maintaining, and operating production-grade software systems.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to work in a variety of technical areas as needed, to solve real problems and deliver business impact.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • Expertise in one or more of the listed programming languages but not limited to: Python, C/C++, Java or Go
  • Experience with any of the following is highly desirable: ROS, computer vision, machine learning, neural networks, imaging systems, and robotics

Nice to have

  • Desire to work with a small collaborative team, with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.
  • Excited to join coworkers that strive to be inclusive, thoughtful, and down-to-earth.
  • Enjoy building not only software, but also teams and companies.
  • Self-directed and enjoy figuring out what is the most important problem to solve.
  • Curiosity to learn new concepts and languages.

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • TorchFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

We're located next to the Union City BART station and within a 5 minute walk to local parks, cafes, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Vicarious

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re focused on building a robotics software platform with unprecedented robustness and reconfigurability for a wide range of tasks. It’s always exciting to make robots succeed on new and challenging tasks, and the opportunities to develop cutting-edge robot behaviors at Vicarious are ever-expanding.

Ken

Research

What are some things you learned at the company?

It is more than okay to not know everything involved with the company. Every day, I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. These team members are always willing to talk about what they are working on and why they are passionate about it. That openness allows me to feel connected to many aspects of Vicarious and to the team.

Alex

IT

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned that some key ingredients for success are: work on what you believe is important, have fun with it, pay attention to details, and embrace change.

Eyrun

Research

What are Vicarious Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
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