High-Level Path Planning Engineer

Milpitas, CA
Engineering – Engineering AI
The SafeAI autonomous platform for the heavy equipment industries powered by AI technology is the most advanced in the construction and mining industry.
Autonomous and AI technology has advanced significantly in recent years and has the potential to drastically change the way a tasks are done and automated technology in the construction and mining industry provides cost, production, and safety benefits.
SafeAI is a Silicon Valley-based technology company founded by AI and autonomous vehicle technology engineers who worked at Caterpillar, Apple, NVIDIA, and Intel. Our leadership also brings expertise from other autonomous car companies and global mining company, Glencore. Our platform includes software and hardware that encompasses the top to bottom needs of autonomous system, including 1) Planning and Simulation, 2) Autonomous Operation, and 3) Monitoring and Reporting.
Currently we are working on autonomous skid-steer to perform load and carry task, autonomous mining truck ( 220 Tonne payload truck) for load haul dump cycle, and autonomous dozer to identify and estimate pile of dirt.
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We are searching for a Planning Engineer with a specialization in autonomy to join our fast-paced research team. As a high-level path planning engineer, you will be uniquely positioned in our team to work on large-scale autonomous problems and push forward the frontiers of AI technologies. You will be working together with control engineers to model vehicle and controller dynamics and use these models to characterize and accelerate controller improvementsfrom inception and initial implementation to evaluation and all the way to a deployable in real robotics products. You will work with great team of engineers with expertise spanning reinforcement learning, autonomous vehicles, deep learning, computer vision, robotics.

Minimum Qualifications:
-      MSc/PhD in electrical or robotics, or a related field; or minimum of 4 years of industry experience
-      Knowledge of search-based algorithms, path planning, A*,RRT, D** , etc.
-      Obstacle avoidance, behavioral planning, new motion planning algorithms for comfortable and safe trajectories efficiently
-      Knowledge of discrete and continuous optimization methods
-      Hands-on experience in robotic and/or vehicle system design and implementation
-      Knowledge of vehicle dynamics and modeling
-      Programming skills with C/C++, ROS, could produce robust, well-tested C++ software 

Preferred Qualifications:
-      Knowledge of AI-based Path Planning
-      Knowledge of Reinforcement Learning 
-      Experience in modern planning approaches including randomized search methods and trajectory optimization and modern model predictive control and other advanced control techniques
-      Developing algorithms including path planning algorithms for lane keeping, proactive and passive lane change, automatic parking and etc. at different speed
-       Knowledge of Gaussian process/ DDP/ LQR type algorithms
-       Knowledge in vehicle or robotic planning
-       Capability to read and implement latest approaches in trajectory planning
What we offer:

- Competitive Compensation Package, Including Stock Options
- Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits for Employee and Dependents
- 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!