AI Research Scientist – Object Detection


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Location: Budapest, Hungary

AI Research Scientist – Object Detection

Our automated driving SW stack aiDrive will be deployed to millions of production vehicles in the upcoming years, thanks to our recently announced OEM partnership. In the course of this development journey, you will be able to impact and witness the creation of state-of-the-art automated driving applications on highways, interurban and urban areas, as well as parking situations, using the latest automotive sensor technologies and advanced machine learning algorithms. All this will be supported by fleet data at scale, paired with our unique data pipeline and infrastructure as provided by aiMotive’s aiData. 

An accurate understanding of the surroundings of the vehicle is at the heart of automated driving applications, detecting and providing 3D properties of static and dynamic objects surrounding the vehicle is one of the fundamental building blocks in delivering a safe and reliable automated driving experience. 

As a Research Scientist in the Object detection team, you will take part in prototyping new solutions, porting prototypes as reliable modules into real-time self-driving applications and improving and benchmarking existing solutions related to vehicle, vulnerable road user and general object detection. You will work on solutions deployed in different environments like driving on a highway, city and you will see your code running in real cars on multiple continents. 

Job Summary

  • Research, develop, implement, and test artificial intelligence algorithms to improve the quality and robustness of the object detection and tracking model in automated vehicles 
  • Special focus on: 
    • Vehicle detection – including 3D position, speed and acceleration 
    • Vulnerable road users (pedestrian, bicycle, … ) detection – including 3D position, speed and acceleration 
    • General object detection, like road debris, lost cargo, protruding objects 
    • Prediction of future behavior of agents 
    • Learned object association and tracking methods 
  • Integrate prototype models into real-time self-driving systems

Key Requirements

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related field 
  • Strong Python programming and software design skills 
  • Strong mathematical skills (linear algebra and probability distributions)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in deep learning frameworks (Pytorch/Tensorflow)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in computer vision
  • Ability to work independently and systematically

Considered as a plus

  • Programming in C++, working in Linux 
  • Experience in machine learning and data analysis 
  • Experience in Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes
  • Experience in robotics 
  • Experience in developing safety critical, embedded, or real-time systems 
  • Experience in computer graphics, physics simulation or other mathematics-intensive applications

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and long-term bonus system
  • Fitness opportunities
  • Free lunch every workday, nearby at one of the best all-you-can-eat restaurants in Budapest or delivered by Wolt for Work
  • Work on the hottest applied research problem in an agile working culture, backed by a strong, stable and future-proof industrial partnership 
  • Develop solutions for one of the largest car manufacturer with a global reach 
  • Test your solution in realistic simulated scenarios and a fleet of cars across multiple continents every day 
  • Be proud of seeing your solution on the road 
  • Visit relevant international conferences, submit patents of new solutions 
  • We believe: people over process, we are keen to maintain a work-life balance 

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