Robotics Computer Vision Engineer

Xwing is seeking a dedicated and entrepreneurial candidate to apply vision-based techniques in autonomous aviation with a world-class engineering team. This is an exciting opportunity to gain engineering experience in autonomous transportation and aerospace!

About us: We’re an early-stage San Francisco based startup working to increase human mobility by developing autonomous flight capability for small passenger aircraft. Our team consists of hands-on passionate individuals with experience from the foremost aerospace companies and academic institutions. We all share a drive to build exciting products that challenge conventional thinking. 
 
Responsibilities:  
  • Use aerospace-grade perception and navigation sensors to help an autonomous aircraft navigate and react to its surroundings
  • Develop and improve capabilities for vision-based mapping and navigation (visual odometry), simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), state estimation, fusion with inertial sensors, and vision-based object detection 
  • Work with unique datasets from extensive full-scale flight tests to develop vision-based algorithms
  • Transition vision algorithms to real-time operation for use in flight testing

Required skills:  
  • Two years of relevant research or industry experience
  • Experience with implementing vision-based algorithms in real-time robotic systems
  • Experience with hardware/software integration of a vision sensor such as sensor interfacing and calibration
  • Demonstrated fluency with at least one programming language (e.g., Python, C++, C) 
  • Knowledge of computer vision libraries  (OpenCV) 
  • Knowledge of parallel computing libraries ( CUDA, OpenCL,...)
  • Previous experience working on vision-based mapping or navigation.
  • Be able to quickly adapt existing algorithms and take them to demonstration on a flight vehicle

Desirable:
  • Familiarity with various AI-driven vision techniques
  • Knowledge of sensor fusion and state estimation
  • Past academic involvement in related topics (as paid research assistant, research for credit, as part of graduation requirements with thesis, or in other formal setting)

Employment terms:
To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (EAR / ITAR), 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. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Employer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, employer complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employer expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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