Lead Software Engineer - Perception

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
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Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better.  We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products. 

You will join a team developing state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

We’re looking for a skilled Lead Software Engineer with a good grasp of robotics fundamentals and expertise in deploying perception algorithms on mobile platform. You’ll lead and grow the engineers on our perception team to allow our robots to be aware of their environment and surroundings.  

Responsibilities 

  • Manage and grow a team of engineers for Perception, SLAM, and ML
  • Develop and deploy computer vision algorithms and software for real world applications on a mobile platform
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate architecture & design documentation
  • Implement, test, and evaluate various state-of-the-art methods used for object recognition, scene segmentation, and semantic labeling
  • Deliver reliable software through code reviews, continuous integration, and automated testing
  • Analyze performance based on simulation and real-world testing
  • Represent and lead with Apptronik's core values: CHIPC - Curiosity, Humility, Integrity, Passion, Creativity 

Must have 

  • Masters in Robotics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar, or equivalent 
  • Prior experience as an engineering Lead or Manager
  • Passion for leading and mentoring engineers
  • 7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer writing production-quality C++ code in a Linux development environment
  • Experience implementing and deploying image processing / computer vision algorithms 
  • Hands-on knowledge of data structures and algorithms for point cloud processing and are familiar with ROS/ROS2, OpenCV and PCL
  • Strong theoretical understanding of some significant subset of dynamics, controls, planning, estimation, and linear algebra
  • Experience developing and debugging real-time, multithreaded software systems
  • Rapid, real-world hardware experimentation and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to independently research difficult open-ended problems and come to a working solution 
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills

Nice to have  

  • Experience with development in Linux
  • Experience with complex robotic systems, especially planning and control for dynamic legged robots in unstructured environments
  • Experience deploying perception systems on low SWaP devices
  • Multi-modal perception systems
  • General system-level understanding of robotics with ability to communicate between an interdisciplinary team

Qualities  

  • Creative, curious, analytical, and disciplined     
  • A passion for building things. Fellow tinkerers are encouraged to apply.

Perks

  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k plan


*This is a direct hire.  Please, no outside Agency solicitations. 

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
We provide dental benefits but it's currently 100% employee paid.
Vision insurance
We provide vision benefits but it's currently 100% employee paid.
Health insurance
We offer a broad range of medical plans through United HealthCare, including high-deductible plans (HDHPs), PPOs, and HMOs. Employer pays a portion of the monthly premium for all plans.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
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Mother's room
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