The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University is looking for engineers and scientists to develop machine learning algorithms. Our machine learning software keeps self-driving vehicles safe, automatically discovers new drugs, leads to less waste in agriculture. Not every problem lends itself to deep learning, so you'll work with the state of the art in both data intensive and hand tuned machine learning approaches. You will bring together open-source, internal, and your own tools to support diverse machine learning applications. You will work with data from both commercial and government organizations. You will help us to support programs in autonomous vehicle safety and in AI for defense.
You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution , collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field . As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row ; others call it Roboburgh . Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the best robotics R&D group
Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. NREC has 20+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 120 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can. NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Inventing and applying machine learning algorithms for real world applications
Prototyping in scripting languages
Transitioning to deployment with production quality CPU/GPU code
Surveying literature and implementing state-of-the-art techniques to take on challenging problems
Interacting with sponsors for both planning and reporting purposes
Reporting complex technical detail to specialists and non-specialists
Developing, documenting, testing, and fixing software
You must be willing to travel for extended periods for field testing.
B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics is required (More is a bonus)
1-3 years combined graduate academic and professional software development experience is required
Experience applying machine learning algorithms
Experience with scripting languages for quick prototyping (Python, Matlab preferred)
Knowledge of basic software engineering principles
Technical communication skills
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Temporal or sequential data
Natural language processing
Statistical machine learning
Structural learning / graphical models
Deep learning / machine learning for Computer Vision
Proficiency with C or C++
Data science or data management
At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Administration / Management
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Budgeted Base Pay: Negotiable
Internal Number: 2011497
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.