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Technical Program Manager/Robot Tracking

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Technical Program Manager/Robot Tracking, Civil Maps

Bay Area Ca.

About Us:

Civil Maps develops cognition for autonomous cars, enabling them to crowdsource a dynamic, 3D map for safe driving at continental scale. Civil Maps has raised a $6.6 million seed funding round from Ford Motor Company, Motus Ventures, Wicklow Capital, StartX Stanford and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures. Civil Maps’ mission is to make it possible for fully autonomous vehicles (SAE Levels 4-5) to drive anywhere smoothly and safely. Through artificial intelligence and vehicle-based local processing, Civil Maps converts sensor data into meaningful map information built specifically to direct fully autonomous vehicles. The company will use the seed investment to accelerate product development and deployment with a number of leading automotive companies and technology partners.

Civil Maps’ artificial intelligence software aggregates raw 3D data from LIDAR (high-resolution laser imaging), camera and other sensors on-board autonomous vehicles and organizes the information into machine-readable maps. The information is vastly more actionable than today's map data and requires only a fraction of the data storage. Thanks to this light data footprint, Civil Maps’ spatial information is far less costly to transmit over cellular networks, enabling the company to easily crowd-source, update and share road data in real time a major improvement over the lengthy processes that require human annotation in current use. As a result, the company can quickly generate and maintain maps that give fully autonomous vehicles the comprehensive and precise knowledge to autonomous operate safely and smoothly on all roads.

Job Description:

We are looking for a driven Technical Program Manager who wants a key role in a fast growing company operating in a transforming market. As a technical consultant you’ll make a significant contribution to the company by helping define system architecture, interfacing with customers, release management and ensuring the highest quality of a product.

You will:

As part of the robot tracking team you will be working on some of the most exciting problems in the autonomous vehicle industry related to machine vision, state estimation, crowd-sourcing and deep learning. You'll interface with researchers and executives of leading auto manufacturers & ride sharing companies. You will test and sign-off on the changes made by the research & engineering team, champion advancing products and help guide customer success at Civil Maps. You will de-risk development milestones by communicating goals and objectives and employing mitigation strategies for technical risks. Communicate and bring clarity and focus to the engineering team. Audit, measure, test, and drive progress in product performance.

You will be hands on code and will help to design and implement automated testing and KPI measurement, frameworks for stress testing code and product while reporting progress to stakeholders. Once progress is reported you will assist the team in identifying the problem at the root of technical issues.

You have:

  • 5 + years experience in building/supporting products and release management

  • Experience in System Architecture

  • Customer facing/Customer Engineering Exp. required

  • Experience in C++, Node.JS

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience in multi threading architecture, experience in message queues for real time systems

  • Excellent knowledge of OS coding techniques, IP protocols, interfaces and hardware subsystems

  • Experience in profiling System performance and memory optimization

  • Ability to read schematics and design tests

  • Strong documentation and writing skills


  • State Estimation

  • Experience robotic mapping/SLAM    

  • GPS/INS Inertial Navigation System

  • Kalman Filtering    

  • Navigation   

We have:

Civil Maps has excited customers who are eager to use the products that we create. Be part of a passionate team of bright minded individuals who work on autonomous vehicle technology in an environment based in team-work and collaboration. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and opportunity to grow.