Autonomy Engineer - Computer Vision


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/08/2021
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  • Company Address: , Redwood City, CA

About Skydio

We make flying tools that free your hands and mind.

We are entering a new age where computers aren’t just static objects that we tap on and read information from; computers will become mobile agents that act on our behalf in the world.

Job Description

The core of our system is the computer vision algorithms that allow drones to understand the world around them. You will architect and implement the algorithms that run on every drone powered by Skydio as part of a world class computer vision team with researchers who have pushed the state of the art in academia and industry.
We are looking for people who bring together an understanding of the relevant theory, solid software skills, and an ability to drive through to working solutions.


    • Design and implement real-time estimation, mapping, tracking, classification, and detection algorithms
    • Imagine and then implement new features that unlock magic for our users
    • Characterize and quantify the performance of the vision system 
    • Research and prototype new approaches
    • Be a generalist helping out on all aspects of the software when needed


    • More important than specific domain experience is an ability to make the math, the algorithms, and the code all line up and work well on real world problems
    • Hands-on experience with visual odometry, mapping and SLAM
    • Proficiency with probabilistic inference and 3d geometry
    • Optimization for computationally constrained environments
    • Deep Learning - training data, neural networks, online learning
    • Solid software engineering foundation and a commitment to writing clean, well architected code
    • High proficiency in C++
    • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, collaborative, small team environment
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.