Software Engineer - Robotics
$70k - $90k • 0.20% - 0.40%
We build industrial drones that clean buildings, anything from washing windows to roofs. We lease our drones to the more than 124,000 exterior cleaning companies in the United States.
Skills: C++, Python, OpenCV, TensorFlow
Join a fast-growing startup company that has been featured in CNN, ESPN, Forbes, Fox, and TechCrunch! Lucid Drone Technologies builds industrial drones, and our company is currently deploying drones that can dispense disinfectant solution in the fight against COVID-19. We are working with big name customers, like the Atlanta Falcons and Texas A&M University. In the coming months, we will be launching our exterior building cleaning drone, as we continue to expand our national customer base.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Lucid is backed by Y Combinator and Paul Graham, amongst others. Lucid is committed to realizing the positive impact that drone technology can have on the world - today, we’re making large scale disinfecting possible to help in the fight against COVID-19, and in the near future we’ll launch our cleaning drone, which will provide a safer and more efficient alternative to cleaning multi-storied buildings. We’re looking for people passionate about being part of the team leading this "drones for good" initiative.
Position Description & Responsibilities
Lucid is seeking talented and versatile engineers capable of working with a hardware product.
-Developing algorithms to allow drones to autonomously fly in GPS-restricted environments
-Working with Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) systems
-Collaborating with hardware engineers in order to improve drone system
-Working with ROS, PX4 and Q Ground Control to help drones fly effectively
Qualifications and Requirements
This individual will possess the following qualifications and requirements:
-A bachelor’s degree or continued education in engineering or a related field
-Strong C or C++ skills
-At least 2-4 years of work experience
-Meet our culture of hard working, self-starting, and passionate workers
-Strong understanding of Computer Vision
-Prior experience with Machine Learning (CNN) is preferred
-Prior experience with OpenCV is preferred
-Prior experience with VIO and SLAM is preferred
-Prior experience with Python is preferred
-Prior experience with Ardupilot, PX4, and/or ROS is preferred
-Hard Working: At Lucid, we pride ourselves on our work ethic and we look for that quality in all of our potential team members.
-Self-starting: Working at an early-stage startup is hard. Being a person willing and able to work under limited direction is incredibly important.
-Passionate: We need people that are passionate about what we are doing. Whether it is a passion for drones, taking people out of danger, or being able to have an effect on the company’s outcome with your work, passion is a prerequisite for success.
-Growth Mindset: We are a team that is excited by challenges, so if tackling difficult problems head on and constantly learning is something that excites you, then you’ll fit right in!
Our industrial drones can lift over 150 pounds. We make use of sophisticated hardware, as well as a flight controller that integrates many smart features, such as GPS stabilization, obstacle avoidance, automation, and more.