Autonomy Engineer Intern - Computer Vision/Deep Learning

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Skydio is the leading US drone manufacturer and 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 action sports enthusiasts to first responders.


About the role:

The core of our system is the computer vision algorithms that allow drones to understand the world around them. You will architect and implement the algorithms that run on every drone powered by Skydio as part of a world class computer vision team with researchers who have pushed the state of the art in academia and industry.

As a Research Intern, you will be paired up with one or more members of our core software development team, assuming direct ownership of a project that meaningfully advances the capabilities of our team and products.


How you'll make an impact:

  • Enable rapid research and development of intelligent systems with advanced autonomous capabilities beyond anything that exists in the world today
  • Research, prototype, and generally assess the feasibility of new approaches
  • Imagine and then implement new features that unlock magic for our users
  • Characterize and quantify the performance of core components of the software and hardware stack

What makes you a strong fit:

  • High proficiency in C++ and/or Python
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for one or more of the following: computer vision, deep learning, motion planning, dynamics and controls, 3D graphics, embedded software/firmware, distributed systems, tools/infrastructure, mobile
  • Solid software engineering foundation and a commitment to writing clean, well-architected code
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, small team environment
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At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multi-disciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.  
As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, generic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.

For positions located in the United States of America, our company Skydio, Inc. uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/

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An Insider's view of Skydio

What's something quirky about your company?

Skydio really embodies the startup culture but with a lot of the discipline that's needed to make awesome hardware products happen. The most quirky thing about Skydio is the spectrum of amazing hobbies that exist within the team. Theres an enormous amount of passion in the team here for their hobbies and engineering that's reflected in their work.

Jack Ye

Electrical Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

At Skydio we place a big emphasis on software quality and the most successful members of my team design and build solutions to solve our technical challenges in simple ways, consistently. That focus has enabled us to collaborate effectively and ship novel solutions to a bunch of really cool challenges involving autonomous internet-connected drones.

Roshan Jobanputra

Platform Engineering Lead

What are Skydio Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
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
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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