Senior Data Scientist - Traffic Scenarios and Simulation

San Jose, CA
Automated Driving

The Company:
Faraday Future (FF) is a California-based mobility company, leveraging the latest technologies and world’s best talent to realize exciting new possibilities in sustainable transportation. We’re producing user-centric, technology-first vehicles to establish new paradigms in human-vehicle interaction. We’re not just seeking to change how our cars work – we’re seeking to change the way we drive. At FF, we’re creating something new, something connected, and something with a global impact.

Your Role:
Build software systems that create representations of real-world traffic scenarios for simulation in virtual worlds. Develop, implement, and apply classification and tracking algorithms to identify road-side objects, obstacles, and traffic users. Research, develop, and apply error metrics to evaluate realism of simulation scenarios to test ADAS and automated driving systems. Create scenarios and increase fidelity of existing ones.
Basic Requirements:
-       Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical discipline
-       Knowledge of and experience with supervised, semi-supervised, and unsupervised machine learning algorithms
-       Work experience with one or more deep learning frameworks: Caffe, Neon, TensorFlow, Theano, Torch, or deeplearning4j
-       Practical experience with 2D image processing or 3D point cloud perception
-       Programming languages C++ and Python required, additional Scala or R experience is nice to have
-       MapReduce and Spark
-       Experience in software development in Linux environments
-       Experience with version control: Git, Mercurial, Perforce, or Subversion
Preferred Requirements:
-       Familiarity with OpenDrive data format and and with HD maps
-       High-performance GPU programming
-       Programming experience with OpenGL
-       Prior work on high-performance computing clusters or MapReduce / Spark
Required Application Materials:
1.     Resume/CV
2.     Downloadable code sample of your own C++ code
3.     Two references and/or two letters of recommendation
4.     A statement of past experiences and how they apply to the position posted is preferred over a cover letter

Perks + Benefits
·         Stock options for every employee
·         Healthcare + dental + vision benefits
       (Free for you/discounted for family)
·         401k options
·         Engineering orientation + onboarding
·         Healthy snacks + beverages 24/7
·         15 days of annual paid time off + 10 paid holidays + 8 days off during the year end holiday shutdown
·         Relocation assistance + reimbursement
·         Free parking + carpool reimbursement
·         Casual dress code + relaxed work environment
·         Culturally diverse, progressive atmosphere
·         Social events + happy hours + team parties
·         “Soul of Faraday” community outreach team