Deep Reinforcement Learning Research Engineer

San Francisco, CA
Software /
Full Time /
About Nimble

Nimble is a robotics and AI startup founded from the AI labs at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. We’re pioneering the way robots learn to grasp and manipulate any object.

Our ultimate goal is to enable the dark warehouse, a fully automated eCommerce fulfillment center with swarms of intelligent, cloud-connected robots to enable affordable same-day fulfillment for every retailer, large and small. In the process we aim to create one of the world’s most valuable robotics companies.

We’re backed by the world’s most prestigious investors as well as AI and robotics legends like Marc Raibert (Founder of Boston Dynamics), Fei-Fei Li (Chief Scientist of AI at Google, Director of Stanford’s AI lab), and Sebastian Thrun (Founder of Google X, Waymo, Kitty Hawk, and Udacity)!

Nimble's Core Values:
1) Be relentlessly resourceful - Find a way to make the impossible, possible. Do whatever it takes.
2) Be legendary - Be the best at whatever it is that you do. Leave your mark. Motivate and inspire others.
3) Be humble - Leave your ego behind. Have a growth mindset. Learn and improve yourself every day.
4) Be dependable - Take ownership and deliver. Be loyal to your team and Nimble's mission.

The Role

Nimble is looking for a Deep Reinforcement Learning Research Engineer to help us advance our robotics moonshot by designing, developing, implementing reinforcement learning algorithms controlling multiple robots for a stealth project.

You will play a critical role in working with our all-star cross-functional team to build models with immediate applications for the world’s biggest robotics opportunity.


    • Design, and implement your own reinforcement learning models towards the end goal of controlling our fleet of robots.
    • Welcome new challenges and work independently across disciplines to both investigate issues and identify solutions.
    • Design, implement and evaluate models, agents and software prototypes of perceptual processing.
    • Report and present research findings and developments including status and results clearly and efficiently verbally and in writing.
    • Suggest and engage in team collaborations to meet ambitious research goals.


    • Ph.D. in Deep Reinforcement Learning. Experience with multi agent systems is preferred. 
    • Strong track record of publishing papers and/or deploying real-world applications
    • Experience with system architecture, design and development
    • Relevant experience to the position such as post doctoral roles, a proven track record of publications.
We embrace challenges and strive to make the impossible possible each day. We’re not in this to do what’s easy or to be mediocre. We want to create something legendary and leave our mark on the world. We’re ambitious, we’re gritty, we’re humble and we’re relentlessly resourceful in pursuit of our goals. If this sounds like you then you might be a great fit!


Nimble Robotics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local laws.

Nimble's Benefits

Flexible PTO
Enjoy the time you need to travel, rejuvenate, and connect with friends and family.

Health Insurance
Nimble provides medical, dental, and vision insurance through several premier plans and options to support you and your family.

Paid Parental Leave
Enjoy paid bonding time following a birth.

Commuter Benefits
Take the stress out of commuting with access to fully-paid parking spots. 

Referral Bonus
Get a cash bonus for any friend or colleagues that you refer to us that we end up hiring. 

Contribute towards a 401k for retirement planning.

Be an owner in Nimble through our equity program