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Technical Lead, Perception, AI Research



Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Who we are:

Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of light & medium-duty trucks. The company focuses on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Walmart, Tyson Foods, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, Georgia-Pacific, and KBX; enabling them to optimize their hub-and-spoke supply chain operations, enhance service levels and product flow across multiple locations while reducing labor costs and meeting an unprecedented expectation for faster deliveries. Gatik’s Class 3-7 autonomous box trucks are commercially deployed in multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas, and Ontario, Canada.

About the role:

We're currently looking for a tech lead with specialized skills in LiDAR, camera, and radar perception technologies to enhance our autonomous driving systems' ability to understand and interact with complex environments. In this pivotal role, you'll be instrumental in designing and refining the ML algorithms that enable our trucks to safely navigate and operate in complex, dynamic environments. You will collaborate with a team of experts in AI, robotics, and software engineering to push the boundaries of what's possible in autonomous trucking.

What you'll do:

  • Design and implement cutting-edge perception algorithms for autonomous vehicles, focusing on areas such as sensor fusion, 3D object detection, segmentation, and tracking in complex dynamic environments
  • Design and implement ML models for real-time perception tasks, leveraging deep neural networks to enhance the perception capabilities of self-driving trucks
  • Lead initiatives to collect, augment, and utilize large-scale datasets for training and validating perception models under various driving conditions
  • Develop robust testing and validation frameworks to ensure the reliability and safety of the perception systems across diverse scenarios and edge cases
  • Conduct field tests and simulations to validate and refine perception algorithms, ensuring robust performance in real-world trucking routes and conditions
  • Work closely with the data engineering team to build and maintain large-scale datasets for training and evaluating perception models, including the development of data augmentation techniques

What we're looking for:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, or a related field, with a focus on sensor fusion, computer vision, signal processing, and/or machine learning
  • At least 5+ years of hands-on experience in developing perception systems for autonomous vehicles, with a strong portfolio in LiDAR and camera-based perception, modern perception technologies, and synthetic data application
  • Experience in managing teams of +4-5 research and/or software engineers
  • Expertise in programming languages and tools critical for high-performance computing and machine learning, including C++, Python, CUDA, TensorFlow, and PyTorch
  • Hands-on experience with sensor calibration, vehicle dynamics, and environmental modeling
  • Strong foundation in data structures, algorithm design, and complexity analysis specifically tailored to real-time, high-reliability systems
  • Experience with deep learning optimization for edge deployment, including quantization, pruning, and knowledge distillation
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research findings in top-tier technical journals and conferences

More about Gatik:

With headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Canada, Texas and Arkansas. Gatik is establishing new standards of success for the autonomous trucking industry every day. Visit us at Gatik for more company information and Jobs @ Gatik for more open roles.
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