Shield AI

Vision and machine learning engineer at Shield AI

San Diego · Full Time
With regard to ground combat missions, Shield AI's goal is to reduce American and civilian casualties to 0 by 2030. Along the way, we hope to inspire other entrepreneurs to help this community - which is under-served by tech companies. Help us advance the field of autonomous navigation, perception, and multi-agent operations. Expect challenging work, broad responsibility, brilliant colleagues, lots of fun, and the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of people. Located in San Diego, CA, where the weather is perfect everyday. Read More
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Job Description

Develop systems and algorithms to find and track objects of interest found in camera imagery and other sensor data. Teach robots to know what they are looking at, or where they should be looking. The awesome, fun stuff that you will do:
• Develop multi-modal detection, classification & tracking algorithms
• Guide relevant system architecture
• Research and characterize new approaches and algorithms
• Take algorithms from initial development through product delivery
• Optimize for computationally constrained environments
• Work with a collaborative, fast-paced team excited about product mission
• Dodge robots flying overhead

The following attributes are useful:

• Strong understanding of state-of-the-art CNN object detectors
• Strong understanding of state-of-the-art object tracking systems
• Experienced configuring and tuning neural networks.
• Proficiency with GPU programming
• Proficiency with Caffe/Torch/Tensorflow/OpenCV

To conform to U.S. Government regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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What We're Building

We empower robots to go where people and robots cannot go today - to gather critical intelligence that makes battlefields safer for service members and innocent civilians. We do cool stuff related to perception, SLAM, exploration planning, path planning, controls, multi-agent operations, and hardware design.

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