Research Scientist in North Reading, Massachusetts

The Research and Advanced Development team at Amazon Robotics is seeking passionate and talented research scientists to develop future mobility and transportation systems. We are looking for excellent candidates with expertise in perception for autonomous vehicles that operate alongside human users in highly dynamic and uncertain environments. Candidates with backgrounds in robust localization and mapping, object detection and tracking, persistent localization and life-long mapping, machine vision, and/or semantic scene understanding are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates for these positions will be familiar with algorithms at both the theoretical and implementation levels. You will be challenged intellectually and have a good time while you are at it!

  • PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, or similar

    • Depth and breadth in state-of-the-art approaches for at least one of localization and mapping, object detection and tracking, and machine vision

    • At least three years of academic research or industry experience in developing relevant algorithms

    • Passion to work with physical robots and bridge the gap between the theory and working production software

    • Scientific mindset and the ability to invent, a track record of thought leadership and contributions that have advanced the field

    • Excellent creative problem solving skills

    • Experience with programming languages such as C++, Java, Python

  • Superior communication and data presentation skills

    • Demonstrated ability to lead research projects and identify fruitful research directions

    • Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams

    • Experience writing production or library code

    • Experience with ROS and/or LCM

    • Experience with visualization libraries such as PCL, OpenCV

    • Development on Linux

AMZR Req ID: 557633

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