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2024 Summer Internship: Calibration - Latitude

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Job Title
2024 Summer Internship: Calibration
Job Location
Pittsburgh, PA, Palo Alto, CA, Detroit, MI, Remote
Job Description

Latitude AI (lat.ai) is an automated driving technology company developing a hands-free, eyes-off driver assist system for next-generation Ford vehicles at scale. We’re driven by the opportunity to reimagine what it’s like to drive and make travel safer, less stressful, and more enjoyable for everyone.  

When you join the Latitude team, you’ll work alongside leading experts across machine learning and robotics, cloud platforms, mapping, sensors and compute systems, test operations, systems and safety engineering – all dedicated to making a real, positive impact on the driving experience for millions of people. 

As a Ford Motor Company subsidiary, we operate independently to develop automated driving technology at the speed of a technology startup. Latitude is headquartered in Pittsburgh with engineering centers in Dearborn, Mich., and Palo Alto, Calif.

Meet the team:

The Intelligent Systems organization is responsible for all components consuming sensor data, as well as offboard infrastructure required to enable such components. We seek a talented and technically sophisticated manager for our calibration group.

Building safe autonomous driving systems requires keeping a diverse sensor suite in calibration - that is, knowing where the sensors are with respect to the vehicle, and their properties such as lens geometry. We seek a talented lead for our calibration group, responsible for calibration both pre-customer and once the vehicle is in customer hands. The challenge is significant - these vehicles may be in customer hands for many years without maintenance. But the opportunity is also immense - the lead in this role will shape the vision for calibration across the company, work broadly with key players both within Latitude and in the broader Ford entity, and be key in designing these complex systems that help to keep the product functioning correctly.

This internship will be 12 weeks in length.

What you’ll do: 

  • Design and develop novel calibration solutions that can work in a factory, or in unstructured, uncontrolled environments across a diverse range of sensors - camera, radar, lidar, IMU
  • Design, evangelize, and help implement a set of calibration technology solutions that result in a vehicle platform that remains aware of its calibration state at all times, and remains in calibration as much as possible
  • Work closely with senior leaders at Latitude and Ford to ensure that these solutions are deployed correctly and operate smoothly across the product development lifecycle and post-launch

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field. Must be enrolled in a full time degree program at the time of the internship and for the semester following the internship (Fall 2024)
  • Currently enrolled in PhD program
  • Strong mathematical expertise around the calibration problem, including ability to rapidly come up to speed on the state of the art and to evaluate the robustness and quality of solutions
  • Strong C++ Coding skills for real time applications 
  • Experience with geometric computer vision, image, lidar or radar processing
  • Extremely strong problem solving skills and algorithm design experience, particularly in the calibration domain

Nice to have: 

  • Experience calibrating devices or robots in a factory or manufacturing line environment
  • Experience with production robots operating in an uncontrolled environment
  • Experience with autonomous vehicles
  • Experience with state of the art robotics sensor calibration algorithms, SLAM, sensor fusion, 3D reconstruction or odometry techniques

Note: At this time, Latitude AI is only able to support remote internships in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA, WI and Washington DC.

Learn more about Latitude’s team, mission and career opportunities at lat.ai!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Latitude Headquarters Location

Provo, UT

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Latitude Company Size

Between 5 - 20 employees

Latitude Founded Year

2019

Latitude Total Amount Raised

$4,050,000

Latitude Funding Rounds

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  • Seed

    $3,300,000 USD

  • Seed

    $750,000 USD