Software Engineer - PhD University Graduate

Mountain View or Los Angeles /
Engineering /
We are looking for bright engineers interested in designing elegant solutions to difficult problems in the autonomy space. Our software engineers work across our suite of products, tackling a variety of full-stack, infrastructure, robotics, and graphics challenges. At Applied, we encourage engineers to take ownership over technical and product decisions, closely interact with users to collect feedback, and contribute to a thoughtful, dynamic team culture.

At Applied, you will:

    • Work across our entire stack to develop new products, features, and tools for our customers' autonomy development workflows
    • Have an unparalleled opportunity to work with domain experts across a variety of fields: infrastructure, robotics, and graphics engineers, as well as startup veterans
    • Carve out your own area of expertise and influence product decisions
    • Collaborate with other members in the autonomy ecosystem and learn about different approaches to solving core issues in autonomy

We are looking for someone who:

    • Has a PhD degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related technical field
    • Demonstrated examples of coding in one of the following programming languages including but not limited to: C++, Python, or JavaScript
    • Has software development experience, coding in a general purpose programming language

Nice to have:

    • Working knowledge of frontend, API layer, database ORM, containerization, or cluster orchestration frameworks (such as React, GraphQL, SQLAlchemy, Docker, or Kubernetes)
    • Experience working with simulation tools, modeling physical problems, or using robotics middleware (such as ROS)
    • Expertise in methods and tools for engineering design, verification and validation, or a similar related area
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.