Applied Research Scientist

Palo Alto, CA /
Residencies /
At Matician, our goal is to save people time and energy by circumventing mundane tasks inside the home. We believe that sensors and algorithms are finally good enough that we can apply Level 5 Autonomy and mobility in order to reimagine home devices.  We are building great products to solve real problems and ship them to the people we love. Our mission-driven and tight-knit group values learning and curiosity in a high-risk, high-reward culture.

Our Residency Program:
Our Applied Research Scientist role is designed as a one-year-long research position where you will develop, build, and optimize machine learning, computer vision, natural language and perception algorithms for autonomous robots. Unlike other residency programs that focus only on conducting research and publication, our program places heavy emphasis on the process of refining and engineering the research into a product that people can buy.

We're looking for motivated motivated PhDs to join us (pre-launch!) on the ground floor, with runway for huge and immediate impact.

What you'll do

    • Be an integral member of our small software team
    • Think outside of the box, ask questions, challenge conventional wisdom
    • Collaborate with the HW, SW, and Algorithms teams to bring product vision to life
    • Design and coding up the neural network, gathering and refining data, training and tuning the model
    • Deploy model at scale with high throughput and uptime
    • Analyze results, continuously update and improve accuracy & speed

What we look for

    • PhD in CS, ML, AI or related technical field (required)
    • Fluency in Python, C, C++ (Tensorflow, pyTorch, or Numpy a Plus)
    • Experience working on CV, ML, or NLP problems
    • Familiarity with Deep Learning algorithms
    • Comfort with fast-paced, autonomous startup atmosphere
    • Risk taking, a propensity for learning, and no fear of failure

We'd love to hear from you if...

    • You are genuinely motivated to help those around you
    • You are passionate about learning outside of your normal comfort zones
    • You love diagnosing complex technical issues
    • You are excited to do great work
If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about this opportunity at Matician! Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who are keen to learn and are passionate about what Matician is building. We want to hear how you can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just the above boxes.