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Senior Perception Engineer Machine Learning Operations - Agility Robotics

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Job Title
Senior Perception Engineer Machine Learning Operations
Job Location
Palo Alto, CA/ Corvallis, OR/ Pittsburgh PA
Job Description

Agility Robotics is a pioneer. Our robot, Digit, is the first to be sold into workplaces across the globe. Our team is differentiated by its expertise in imagining, engineering, and delivering robots with advanced mobility, dexterity, intelligence, and efficiency -- robots specifically designed to work alongside people, in spaces built for people. Every day, we break through engineering challenges and invent new solutions and capabilities that will one day make robots commonplace and approachable. This work is our passion and our responsibility: our mission is to make businesses more productive and people’s lives more fulfilling.

About The Role:

Our software team is growing rapidly and we are looking for talented engineers to join our small, agile, world-class team. In this role you will support efforts to build a scalable machine learning cluster and help deploy learned models on robot hardware that will enable Digit to autonomously interact with its environment and manipulate objects during real-world deployments with industry partners.


About The Work:

  • Support training, optimization, and deployment of machine learning models on a large fleet of state-of-the-art humanoid robots
  • Deploy a variety of machine learning models from cluster to robots to improve perception and task performance for specific customer environments and applications
  • Review, order, and set up hardware for a scalable machine learning GPU cluster
  • Set up cluster software and protocols for training and evaluating machine learning models
  • Develop machine learning performance tests on secondary cluster that uses robot compute and GPU hardware
  • Deploy machine learning models to robots in the field
  • Work with other teams in software (Manipulation, Navigation, Planning, and Controls) to solve complex cross functional problems

About You:

  • You have
      • BS or MS in computer science or related field or have equivalent industry experience
      • 5+ years of experience with industry standard ML data and model management tools
      • Experience setting up compute systems for training ML models
      • Experience deploying neural networks onboard robots with limited compute (e.g., TensorRT, ONNX, Pytorch Mobile, Tensorflow Lite, etc.)
      • Familiarity with common machine learning libraries such as (but not limited to) PyTorch and Slurm
      • Strong software experience in Python
      • Strong experience with version control (Git)
      • Ability to communicate technical information effectively both orally and in writing with other team members
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
      • Authorization to work in the USA
  • You might also have
    • Experience with robotics hardware and embedded systems
    • Experience setting up compute systems for simultaneously training, validation, and deployment of hundreds to thousands of ML models
    • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
    • Experience with GPU Programming (eg. CUDA, OpenGL)
    • Experience with modern C++
    • Exposure to standard agile and software development processes (issue tracking tools (Jira), feature branching, continuous integration and deployment



  • Competitive compensation package
  • Industry leading employer-matched retirement plan
  • High-quality health, dental and vision insurance - 100% Employer paid for single coverage 
  • 100% Company paid Short and Long-term disability insurance
  • 100% Company paid Life Insurance
  • Five weeks of paid time off (3 discretionary weeks and 2 company-wide shutdowns)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • A culture that encourages flexible work schedules
  • A culture that embraces individuality and authenticity
  • Relocation assistance provided when necessary

Agility Robotics is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, it is the policy of Agility Robotics to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Agility Robotics prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.


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Agility Robotics Headquarters Location

Albany, OR

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Agility Robotics Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

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Agility Robotics Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $150,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $8,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $792,000 USD