Perception Software Lead

Lyft, Palo Alto, CA

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About Lyft
At Lyft we care deeply about delivering the best transportation experience; this means the best experience for the passenger and the best experience for the driver. We believe this quality of service can only be achieved with a deep understanding of our world, our cities, our streets… how they evolve, how they breathe.

We embrace the powerful positive impact autonomous transportation will bring to our everyday lives and with our ambition, we will become a leader in the development and operation of such vehicles. Thanks to our network, with hundreds of millions of rides every year, we have the means to make autonomy a safe reality. As a founding member of the Autonomous Tech group, you will have the opportunity to develop and deploy tomorrow’s hardware & software solutions and thereby revolutionizing transportation.

The Role
We are looking for a leader with a broad understanding of autonomous vehicles and a strong level of expertise in computer vision and machine learning. As part of the Autonomy Software Team, you will be interacting on a daily basis with software engineers and data scientists to tackle the most advanced perception challenges. You will train and deploy deep nets at scale on real-time embedded autonomous platforms. These systems will detect, classify, segment and predict obstacles and make inferences about the surrounding environment.

Required Competencies/Experience

  • MS in Computer Science or related field with at least 10 years of relevant professional experience
  • Expert in latest deep learned Computer Vision technologies
  • Extensive programming experience, ideally in C++ and Python
  • Strong background in object oriented design, prioritizing testability and reusability

Preferred Competencies

  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Extensive experience converting publications to actual implementations
  • Extensive experience developing deep nets for inferencing at scale or on embedded platforms
  • Experience in TensorFlow, Caffe, or related technologies
  • Experience in robotics, real time systems, embedded systems or self-driving technologies
  • Experience launching products containing deep learning algorithms
Lyft is an EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce, and pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Lyft

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