Staff Research Scientist (Deep Learning)

Palo Alto, CA /
Perception /
Full Time
At Matician, our goal is to save people time and energy through automation. Individuals spend on average 10+ hours weekly doing mundane tasks in their home. We are using Level 5 Autonomy and mobility to reimagine home devices in order to give people this time back. We build and ship great products that solve real problems for people we love. Our mission-driven and tight-knit group values learning and curiosity in a high-risk, high-reward culture. 

We’re looking for a seasoned deep learning engineer with experience in designing and building state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms targeted at perceiving the world around us, with the goal of pushing these algorithms to perform real-time, on-device perception of the world so that our robots can intelligently and autonomously move around people.

What you'll do

    • Build novel neural network architectures and loss functions (primarily in computer vision), and improve existing cutting-edge methods
    • Translate open-ended real world problems into well-defined machine learning problems
    • Deploy machine learning pipelines on the edge with limited compute without sacrificing performance
    • Design flexible and scalable machine learning frameworks that can be deployed in many environments
    • Help to define the long-term path of our AI team
    • Collaborate with Hardware, Software, and Algorithms teams to bring product vision to life

What we look for

    • BS, MS, or PhD + 4 years of experience
    • Robust machine learning background in computer vision and perceptual tasks, such as segmentation, object detection, 3D perception
    • Track record of product-focused research, applied to real world applications
    • Fluency with Python (PyTorch or similar tools), Rust, or C
    • Comfort with fast-paced, startup atmosphere -- you don’t shy away from the hard work
    • High level of maturity, ownership, and pride in your work

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.