Perception Engineer

Clarksburg, Maryland
Software – Perception /
Full-Time /
Office Location:  Fully Remote
Tele-work Opportunities: Fully Remote

Forterra is seeking an experienced Perception Engineer to join our team in developing innovative perception solutions for autonomous systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in designing and developing core perception algorithms in multiple sensor domains: object detection, tracking, and segmentation algorithms running on hardware operating in varied environments under real-time constraints.

Position Responsibilities:

    • Designing and developing objection detection, tracking, and segmentation algorithms in multiple sensor domains: camera, LiDAR, radar.

Required Skills and Abilities:

    • Experience with point cloud segmentation/object detection/tracking (using classical or deep learning techniques) or comparable experience with models for other sensor modalities.
    • Experience with Bayesian state estimation (Kalman filtering, particle filtering) and sensor fusion.
    • Excellent programming skills in modern C++ and Python.
    • Experience with any open-source deep learning framework (PyTorch preferred).
    • Experience with delivering production-quality software in a continuously-integrated environment using test-drive development patterns.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with ROS, Eigen, PCL/Open3D, and OpenCV.
    • Experience with deploying deep nets into latency-constrained environments.

Education and Experience:

    • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, robotics, or related field, or with equivalent industrial experience
    • 4+ years of similar academic and/or professional working experience

To conform to U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Forterra is excited to offer the following benefits:
·           17 Company Holidays for 2024
·           20 days of PTO accrual a year
·           Flexible work schedules and a casual work environment
·           Competitive medical, dental & vision plans
·           401k contribution plan with up to 4% match 
·           $9k a year Tuition Reimbursement program
·           Company paid Basic Life, STD, LTD, Legal & ID Protection plans
·           Employee assistance program options
·           7+ weeks of fully paid Parental Leave
·           Jury Duty Leave
·           Bereavement Leave
·           Pet-friendly offices
·           Fully stocked beverage fridges available free for staff
·           Full-service latte/cappuccino/coffee machine in each building

Company Overview:
Forterra is the leading provider of autonomous systems for ground-based movement in the working world. Originally named Robotic Research, Forterra was among the earliest innovators in the field of driverless technology. For more than twenty years, we have focused on building systems which protect front-line soldiers and enable our industrial base. The company has become a go-to provider of autonomous solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense, which harnesses autonomy for asymmetric warfare in critical conditions. 

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Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: At Forterra, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them. We strive to attract, develop, and retain curious & highly qualified individuals representing a variety of backgrounds, cultures, skills & perspectives. Forterra is committed to building a diverse team and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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