Software Engineer - State Estimation and Mapping

  • Shield AI
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time

Job Description

Introduction to Shield AI

Shield AI’s mission is to protect service members and civilians with artificially intelligent systems.  For our world-class team, no idea is too ambitious, and we never stop working to make possible what looks out of reach today. We are backed by Silicon Valley venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, have been shipping product for the past year, and are growing rapidly.


Job description

Are you a passionate and innovative autonomy engineer looking to help develop state of the art robots and AI products? Are you eager to make a positive difference in the world? Shield AI is the place for you!

As a member of the State Estimation and Mapping team, you will conduct research at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and machine perception.  You will develop cutting-edge tech that provides robust, accurate estimates of vehicle pose, and surroundings at all times in virtually any environment.  Your core challenge will be creating self-improving systems that fuse state-of-the-art sensors and algorithms to keep our robots self-aware with minimal computational requirements.

What you'll do:

  • Research and develop world-class state estimation, mapping, and artificial intelligence algorithms
  • Enhance sensor and vehicle dynamics models within a state-of-the-art simulation environment
  • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative, continuous development environment, enhancing analysis, and benchmarking capabilities

Who we're looking for:

  • You have an M.S. in Computer Science or related quantitative science, or a B.S. in Computer Science with 2+ years of professional experience in the fields of state estimation, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), or robotics
  • You have direct experience with the latest algorithms in one of these areas or a related area: Kalman filtering, visual-inertial navigation, SLAM, graph-based algorithms, 3D mapping
  • You are highly proficient in C++
  • You have a demonstrated passion for solving complex problems in robotics with little supervision
  • You're a team player with strong communication skills and a demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others

Preferably, you'll also have experience in one or more of these areas:

  • Experience working in a collaborative development environment including continuous integration and delivery
  • Matlab, Python, or Julia
  • Distributed estimation algorithms
  • Embedded systems
  • Depth cameras (e.g., Intel RealSense) or MMW radar
  • Dynamics
  • Computer vision
  • Sensor modeling and simulation
  • Probability and stochastics
  • Signal processing

If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now!


Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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.