[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] AI & Robotics Perception Engineer at Intelligent Flying Machines (Chicago)

Marc Gyongyosi mgy at ifm-tech.com
Thu Oct 5 12:38:33 PDT 2017


Intelligent Flying Machines, Inc. (IFM) is looking for an experienced AI &
Robotics Perception Engineer who is excited to join a small and experienced
team developing autonomous flying robots.

*About IFM:*

We are IFM, a Chicago based robotics and computer vision company building
intelligent perception systems for the digital future of logistics and
manufacturing. As a company we are focused on commercializing cutting edge
computer vision and machine learning technologies to bridge the gap between
what is technically feasible and realistically achievable in real-world,
continuous business applications.

Today, we are working with our customers to automate their inventory
counting process using a fleet of proprietary flying robots. By combining
Deep Learning with conventional Computer Vision methods, our robots know
where they are and what they see using no external infrastructure.

*What you will be working on:*

At the core of our flying robots is a perception stack that enables high
level scene understanding. We use a combination of deep convolutional
neural networks and conventional machine vision methods to help our systems
understand where they are and where to go. To succeed in this position, you
need to be excited about refining, optimizing, and tuning neural network
architectures for real time inference. You will be a core member of our
team, working closely along our founder Marc and with our software team.

*How we work:*

IFM is built on a set of questions and hypotheses that we want to answer.
Our primary focus as a company is to bridge the gap between industry
problems and the capabilities of our proprietary state of the art
technology. We think of success as answering more questions faster over

On the development side, we have a healthy focus on maintaining a proper
software development workflow. Our projects are usually planned in 2-week
sprints with bi-weekly reviews and constant validation on our dev systems
(robots). We have our own in-house warehouse for continuous testing and


   - Experience building large scale software products leveraging
   test-driven principles at a startup pace
   - Expert knowledge in C++ and Python
   - Familiarity with Caffe & TensorRT
   - Understanding of Neural Network architectures, familiarity with
   ResNet, Imagenet, detectnet, Yolo, GANs, and everything that's cool in
   DL right now
   - OpenCV, CUDA experience
   - Ability to break down large problems and create effective development
   and testing strategies
   - Excellent team working skills and demonstrated ability to work with
   highly technical engineers on complex systems
   - Experience working with embedded systems in a Linux environment
   - Nice to have: familiarity with ROS, PCL, robotics control & state
   estimation, drones & flying stuff


   - Highly competitive salary and equity packages
   - Large and spacious 2-story loft office, located in the heart of Chicago
   - Ping Pong, snacks, bean bags, *flying robots in the office*... working
   on a Soylent dispenser

*APPLICATION LINK: *https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ifmtech.workable.com_jobs_580237&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Cf7h8viHrtA-b7zNB-HkH05KbKi2eD-KOwa_RT7RmbY&s=OL8XUoKkXvYYe_0aHf4S6uT_txn39AXsh7KkUtEK0Wc&e=

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