Sr Computer Graphics / 3D / Sensor Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

The Robotics Software Engineering Team is building out a novel type of cooperative robotic platform that utilizes our large-scale additive manufacturing systems. We are on the cutting edge of innovation and invention in robotics. We prioritize performance, simplicity, simulation/testing, and reusability, building cohesive interfaces with every piece of equipment we use. Our team provides a system with which custom robots and additive systems can be built and integrated seamlessly.

About the Role:

As Senior Computer Graphics / 3D / Sensor Specialist you will be at the forefront of enhancing our perception and visualization capabilities. You will work on integrating advanced sensors and sensor data processing techniques. You will be developing real-time 3D transformations and improving our 3D simulation software to provide high-fidelity visualizations of complex industrial environments. You will work on cutting edge perception sensors and robotic systems. Your contributions will be critical to enabling autonomous robotic operations and multi-robot coordination.

About You:

  • Education: BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Robotics.
  • Proficiency in GUI creation: Demonstrated ability to design and develop intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for visualization and interaction with sensor data. Experience with GUI frameworks and tools for creating custom visualization interfaces.
  • Hands-on experience with C/C++ and embedded environments: Strong programming skills in C/C++ , python. Ability to develop software and optimize code for performance, and ensure reliability in real-time applications.
  • Expertise in robotics kinematics and motion control: understanding of robotics kinematics principles and motion control techniques. Ability to design and implement algorithms for robot motion planning, trajectory generation, and control in both simulation and real-world environments.
  • Strong expertise in sensor data processing: Extensive experience in processing sensor data, particularly point clouds from LiDAR and motion capture systems. Ability to efficiently manipulate and analyze large volumes of sensor data for real-time applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of 3D transformations: Profound understanding of 3D transformation principles and techniques, including rotation, translation, scaling, and projection. Ability to implement complex 3D transformations efficiently and accurately.
  • Experience with sensor integration: Proven track record of integrating various sensors, including LiDAR, cameras, and IMUs, into robotic systems. Familiarity with sensor calibration, synchronization, and data fusion techniques to achieve accurate perception and localization.
  • Solid grasp of linear algebra and quaternions: Mathematical background in linear algebra, including vector spaces, matrices, and transformations. Proficiency in quaternion algebra and its applications in representing 3D rotations and orientations.
  • Knowledge of computer vision: Familiarity with computer vision techniques and algorithms for object detection, tracking, and recognition. Ability to leverage computer vision for tasks such as object manipulation, navigation, and scene understanding in robotics applications.
  • Experience with software-hardware integration: Hands-on experience in integrating software with hardware systems, especially in scenarios where APIs or libraries are not available. Ability to develop custom interfaces and protocols for communication between software components and hardware devices
  • Capability in debugging and troubleshooting: Proficient in debugging and troubleshooting software and hardware issues in complex robotic systems. Ability to diagnose problems, identify root causes, and implement effective solutions to ensure system reliability and performance.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience with industrial robot manipulators: Familiarity with industrial robot manipulators such as KUKA, ABB, Universal Robots, etc. Ability to interface with and program these robots for various tasks, including manipulation and assembly.
  • Knowledge of robotic weld systems: Understanding of robotic welding systems and processes, including programming weld paths, optimizing parameters, and ensuring weld quality. Experience with welding robot integration and coordination.
  • Expertise in robot coordination between systems: Proficiency in coordinating multiple robotic systems to perform collaborative tasks efficiently. Experience with motion planning, task allocation, and synchronization algorithms for multi-robot systems.
  • Familiarity with data creation and labeling: Experience with creating and labeling datasets for training machine learning models. Ability to design and conduct experiments to collect sensor data and annotate it for use in algorithm development and validation.
  • Experience with industrial mobile robots: Knowledge of industrial mobile robots used for material handling, logistics, and automation applications. Ability to program and integrate mobile robots into manufacturing and warehouse environments.
  • Understanding of GPU programming: Familiarity with GPU programming languages such as CUDA for parallel computing tasks. Experience in leveraging GPUs for accelerating computation-intensive tasks, including sensor data processing and visualization.
  • Proficiency in simulation environments: Experience with robotics simulation tools and environments such as ROS (Robot Operating System), Gazebo, or V-REP. Ability to simulate robotic systems, sensor behavior, and environmental interactions for testing and validation purposes.
  • Background in computer vision: Knowledge of computer vision techniques and algorithms for analyzing visual data from cameras and other imaging sensors. Experience with object detection, tracking, and recognition for robotic perception tasks.
  • Interest in emerging technologies: Passion for staying updated with the latest advancements in robotics, computer graphics, and sensor technologies. Willingness to explore and experiment with new tools, frameworks, and methodologies to enhance system capabilities.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.

Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
Hiring Range:
$157,000$200,000 USD