Iris Automation

Enabling autonomous drone operations globally through AI software

Computer Vision "SLAM" Engineer

$140k - $170k / 0.10% - 0.50%
San Francisco
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

About Us Iris Automation Inc is building an AI-based collision avoidance system that helps drones see the world how pilots do. By enabling Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to fly Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS), Iris is the critical missing piece that takes commercial drone operations from theoretical to functional. The company is based in San Francisco and is led by a team with experience at NASA, Boeing, and Nvidia, including PhDs in computer vision. Iris is a key partner on multiple FAA UAS Integration Pilot Programs, a participant of NASA's Unmanned Traffic Management program and a participant of Transport Canada's BVLOS Technology Demonstration Program.

The Role As a Computer Vision Engineer focusing on SLAM, you will be a meaningful leader in researching and implementing efficient path planning and navigation algorithms that are essential to autonomous flights with the Iris Automation Collision Avoidance system.

What You’ll Do:

  • Own the research and development of simultaneous localization and mapping features for the Iris Automation Collision Avoidance System.
  • Craft, implement and test computer vision algorithms.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A PhD or Master's degree in a related field (mathematics, computer vision, machine learning/AI).
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience working with visual odometry or SLAM.
  • Extensive prior experience with 3D geometry and optimization in constrained environments.
  • Advanced proficiency with C++ programming.
  • Working understanding of GPU programming/CUDA.
  • Ability to quickly iterate real-world solutions based on theoretical understanding.

Desirable Skills:

  • Familiarity with Linux environments, ROS, and OpenCV.
  • Experience with sensor fusion preferred.
  • Real passion for, and prior experience with, drones or mobile robotics.

Our Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Short-Term Disability.
  • Paid parental leave to spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family.
  • Unlimited PTO and 10 U.S. holidays.
  • Commuter benefits with company contribution.
  • Health and Wellness reimbursement.
  • Annual Learning and Development stipend.
  • Personal workspace stipend.
  • Healthy snacks and beverages all day long.
  • Twice weekly lunches.

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why you should join Iris Automation

Iris Automation engineers are at the center of our core mission: building state of the art technologies that enable drones and autonomous vehicles to perceive, understand, and navigate the world we live in. As a meaningful member of a motivated, creative, and talented team, you design, build, and integrate the crucial hardware that our groundbreaking computer vision and machine learning algorithms rely on. If working on wicked problems with passion, versatility, and an interdisciplinary mindset excites you, our team could be the next step in your career.

Iris Automation
Team Size:47
Location:San Francisco
Alexander Harmsen
Alexander Harmsen
James Howard
James Howard