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Lead Software Engineer - Controls

Company: SafeAI
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

About SafeAISafeAI sees the future of heavy industry with off-road autonomous vehicles reshaping industries like construction and mining. We are pioneering a new approach to autonomous off-road equipment with AI-powered, vehicle and manufacturer agnostic technology that enables heavy industry operations to retrofit any piece of equipment with autonomous technology. Since 2017, we've been steadily establishing a foundation for the future, targeting the most important, heavily used off-road vehicles and industry segments to drive meaningful impacts across safety, productivity and cost reduction. We are now entering an era of massive industry adoption and are excited to be a commanding force in accelerating this movement to transform heavy industry with connected autonomy. About the Team As a fast paced, high growth company serving a very important mission, our amazing and talented team is a huge part of bringing this mission to reality. The work that you do at SafeAI will give you a unique perspective on developing and deploying leading edge autonomous technology and solutions, while working with top tier participants in the industry, and across the globe. The leadership team at SafeAI brings a unique blend of autonomous technology and industry specific experience from some of the top companies in the world, such as Google, Apple, Tesla, Continental, Uber, Caterpillar, BHP and Rio Tinto. We are strategically headquartered in Silicon Valley, with team members and office locations established in Perth, Australia, Tokyo, Japan and New Delhi, India that you would collaborate with on a regular basis.SafeAI is seeking a highly capable lead software engineer to develop and maintain autonomous vehicle software for the control of large, high value construction and mining vehicles.Key Responsibilities---Lead development of control control strategies for off-road autonomous vehicles such as longitudinal control and lateral control---Lead and grow a team of world-class engineers---Manage cross team collaboration with perception, mapping, etc.---Develop technology roadmaps and own strategic vision for vehicle controls---Deliver production quality code and own your algorithms from design to production---Work on the mechatronics integration of drive-by-wire vehicles.---Develop simulation tools and verification strategies for safety-critical control algorithms---Deploy and test code on mining and construction equipment Minimum Qualifications---MS or PhD in Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, or a related field---5+ years of experience in software development---Good leadership and mentoring skills---Strong presentation and communication skills ---Strong programming skills with C/C++ (C++11 and beyond), with demonstrated delivery of robust, well-tested C++ software---Proven expertise and deep understanding of linear algebra, probabilistic techniques, graphical algorithms and optimization problems---Proven expertise in classical and modern control theory (MPC, LQR, PID, etc.)---Proven expertise in vehicle dynamics/kinematics ,sensors, and actuators---Hands-on experience in robotic and/or vehicle system design and implementation---Hands-on experience in deploying controls algorithms in real hardwarePreferred Qualifications---Experience as a technical or team lead, passionate about leading and building strong technical team---Broader knowledge of the autonomy stack (Perception, Mapping, Localization, etc.)---Experience with C++ 14 and 17---Experience with ROS/ROS2---Knowledge of designing high-level controls algorithms and prototyping in simulations---Knowledge of vehicle drive-by-wire interface such as CAN protocols---Knowledge of parameter estimation and system identification---Past peer reviewed publications in major conference in a related field---Experience working on Linux platform---Track record of shipping Robotics software product---Experience with developing safety critical reliability systems---Familiarity with MISRA standardThe PerksIn addition to a very competitive compensation and benefits package, we offer a fantastic culture and place to work within an established start-up environment. We provide plenty of snacks, grab & go meals and drinks to get you through the day, and we celebrate our accomplishments with off-sites gatherings and frequent happy hours. As an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO, we do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Benefit highlights:---Competitive compensation package, including stock options---Medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and dependents---401(k) plan---Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)---Flexible vacation policy---Free access to onsite Fitness Center---Learning and development programs---Employee assistance program---Adoption assistance program---Community snacks, meals & beveragesWe hope that you're a great candidate for this position and look forward to speaking with you!

Keywords: SafeAI, Santa Clara , Lead Software Engineer - Controls, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Clara, California

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