Head of Software Engineering, Machine Learning

Milpitas, CA /
Engineering – Engineering /
SafeAI is a Silicon Valley based technology company powered by a founding talent team with experience across Apple, Ford, and Caterpillar. The company’s focus is on autonomous vehicle technology, designed and built specifically for heavy equipment used in the mining and construction industries. At SafeAI we believe that applying advances in autonomy and artificial intelligence to mining and construction can do a lot to not only make work sites safer, but also increase efficiencies and boost productivity.  

SafeAI is seeking a highly capable Head of Software Engineering, Machine Learning who is passionate about machine learning and driven to make an impact. We are looking for someone with experience in applied machine learning and a desire to lead and own building the AI model for autonomous mining and construction. The successful candidate will be a hands-on leader who has a great mix of computer vision, machine learning, and embedded/low level accelerators (FPGA, GPUs) expertise that can lead the effort of developing an AI model for detection, segmentation, and fusion tasks. 

·      Develop AI model used in mining and construction scene understanding
·      Lead end to end AI model training to deployment process
·      Tune AI model to perform robustly under mining and construction environment in production 
·      Develop production quality code and own algorithms from design to production
·      Work with external label tooling team to obtain labelled data and manage quality of the labelled data

Minimum Qualifications:
·      MS or PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field
·      Strong theoretical and applied skills in Machine Learning
·      Strong programming skills with C/C++, could produce robust, well-tested C++ software
·      Strong experience in large-scale data mining, data pipelines or ML systems (data selection, feature extraction, AI model tuning)
·      Experience as a technical or team lead, passionate about leading and building advanced machine learning model 
·      Good leadership and mentoring skills
·      Strong presentation and communication skills 
·      Experience with cloud infrastructure

Preferred Qualifications:
·      Experience with ROS 
·      Experience with C++ 14 and 17
·      Strong presentation and communication skills
·      Experience designing and scaling databases
·      Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
What we offer:

- Competitive Compensation Package, Including Stock Options
- Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits for Employee and Dependents
- 401(k) Plan
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
- Commuter Benefits Program
- Employer-Paid Life, Personal Accident and Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Life and Personal Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Adoption Assistance Program
- Flexible Vacation Policy
- Fitness Center on Site
- Learning and Development Programs
- Community Snacks and Beverages
- Company-Sponsored Events

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO and a great place to work.

Thank you for considering this opportunity at SafeAI. If this role sounds exciting, we would like to hear from you!