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Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Motion Planning

Build real-time motion planning/trajectory generation algorithms for robots in uncertain environments.
Foster City, California, United States
$221,000 to $319,000 USD per year
5 months ago
Zoox

Zoox

Developing autonomous mobility solutions with an aim to improve urban transportation.

‚ú® About The Role

Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Motion Planning

Foster City, CA
Software ‚Äď Motion Planning & Control /
Full-time
/ Hybrid
Decision making and motion planning are the primary responsibilities of mobile robots. Taking input from a variety of perception and localization systems, the planner's job is to figure out where the robot is going and how to get there safely.  We're looking for a software engineer with an advanced degree and experience building real-time motion planning/trajectory generation algorithms for robots in uncertain environments.

Qualifications

    • Master's degree in¬†Computer Science¬†or related field
    • Fluency in C / C++
    • Understanding¬†of¬†configuration spaces and a¬†variety of¬†planning techniques (A*, D*, RRTs, etc.)
    • Demonstrated ability to create¬†real-time motion planning algorithms
    • Extensive experience with programming and algorithm design
    • Strong mathematical and geometrical skills
    • 8+ years of experience in a related field

Bonus Qualifications

    • Significant contributions to geometric- and/or sampling-based planning algorithms
    • Experience with autonomous robots
    • Knowledge of computer vision techniques and machine learning
    • Experience¬†with pose estimation, SLAM, probabilistic filtering, and 3D data
    • Solid understanding of ROS
Compensation
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary will range from $221,000 to $319,000. A sign-on bonus may be part of a compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.

About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
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Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Motion Planning
Foster City, California, United States
$221,000 to $319,000 USD per year
Software
About Zoox
Developing autonomous mobility solutions with an aim to improve urban transportation.