Application Software Engineer (Red Leader Tech, San Francisco)

Startuplifers Helsinki Full-time
Salary Competitive
Red Leader is building the world's first software-defined HD lidar. They're creating a new sensing modality that breaks through industry-wide barriers resulting in 100x better point density while being scalable for manufacturing and tunable in software. Their fundamentally new architecture comes from their extensive backgrounds in optical communications, advanced digital signal processing, and cutting-edge computing.

They are seeking a Software Engineer to design, implement, and improve software on core technologies spanning numerical optimization, data ingestion and analytics, point cloud visualization, engineering simulation, and perception algorithms. In short, they have interesting problems at the intersection of mathematics and software engineering. Furthermore, because of their novel approach to sensing, you will have the unique opportunity to work with point clouds which are an order of magnitude denser than anything else available.

They offer health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 401(k) w/ employer matching and generous (but intentionally not unlimited!) PTO.

They provide also free breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks and organize company social events & retreats

What you'll be doing at Red Leader Tech:

  • Design and implement software involving optimization, 3D data visualization, and simulation

  • Investigate and deploy computer vision algorithms and ML models for perception workloads

  • Architect and evaluate new algorithms based on novel data inputs

  • Build robust and scalable workflows for software development and data management

  • Propose future software development efforts

  • Support embedded software engineers with data ingestion and processing

  • Maintain comprehensive architecture & design documentation

Things that make you a good fit:

  • Minimum 3 years of industry experience

  • Strong foundations in mathematics & statistics

  • Deep experience with of Python and C++

  • Experience with numerical libraries

  • Experience with computer vision and machine learning frameworks

  • Familiarity with Graphical User Interface design

  • Familiarity with basic signals processing topics

  • To be eligible to apply for this position through Startuplifers you must be currently studying towards a degree or have graduated from a Finnish or a Swedish university

Startuplifers is a not-for-profit organization connecting the top Nordic talent with San Francisco Bay Area startups. We guarantee a free flight ticket, a hassle-free visa process, and a supportive community, making your transition to San Francisco seamless and fun. Together we will secure the job of your dreams.

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Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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