Sensor Validation Engineer

Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

About Applied

Autonomy is one of the leading technological advances of this century that will come to impact our lives. The work you’ll do at Applied will meaningfully accelerate the efforts of the top autonomy teams in the world. At Applied, you will have a unique perspective on the development of cutting-edge technology while working with major players across the industry and the globe.

Applied Intuition provides software solutions to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale. The company’s suite of simulation, validation, and drive log management software enables development teams to create thousands of scenarios in minutes, run simulations at scale, and verify and validate algorithms for production deployment. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Munich, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo, Applied consists of software, robotics, and automotive experts with experiences from top global companies. Leading autonomy programs and 17 of the top 20 global OEMs use Applied’s solutions to bring autonomy to market faster.

About the role

Our team works on the development of physics-based sensor models and environments for testing, training, and developing perception systems used in a wide-ranging set of autonomy applications. In this role you will help improve the fidelity and accuracy of synthetic simulations across many industries, all using our tools to train the future of autonomous perception systems. Our product, Spectral, models sensors (Lidar, Radar, Camera, Ultrasonics) using physical models of the sensing systems, materials, and worlds. A fundamental part of this model development is the validation and verification of these models and worlds.

At Applied, you will:

  • Design and execute tests for correlation experiments for real and synthetic sensor outputs
  • Develop the hardware and software components necessary for data collection and analysis
  • Make improvements to underlying scenes, materials, models to improve simulation
  • Work with customers to validate their models and integrate with the simulation environment
  • Write white papers, internal and external documents detailing results

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Has experience with working with hardware and software components of sensors (Lidar, Radar, & Camera)
  • Has experience data analysis including statistics and signal processing
  • Has experience writing software in Python & C++

Nice to have:

  • Understanding and knowledge of physical processes by which a sensor operates
  • Hands on experience with characterization of simulated sensor models for Lidar, Radar, and Camera Competence in linear algebra, antenna theory, optics, circuits, photonics, electro-optics
  • Experience/familiar with computer graphics technologies such as raytracing, deferred rendering, physically-based rendering

The salary range for this position is $65,000 USD to $400,000 USD annually. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on the Company's compensation practices.

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles that involve close contact with Company employees or other third parties on the Company's premises, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. The Company will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis taking into account the particular position.

Applied Intuition is an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor. Consequently, the parties agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and that these laws are incorporated herein by reference. These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans
or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. These regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. The parties also agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of Executive Order 13496 (29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A), relating to the notice of employee rights under federal labor laws.