Palo Alto, California (United States), United States
Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an uncrewed traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.
About the Role:
Wing is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Perception team based in Palo Alto. Do you love designing foolproof software? Would you like to be a software expert on a team of perception engineers? We’re passionate about the work we’re doing and would be excited to grow with you. Our team prioritizes diverse viewpoints and you will have latitude to collaborate broadly across our international organization.
Our perception system is responsible for navigation, obstacle avoidance, and precision landing. Last year, our aircraft flew over 100,000 deliveries worldwide, each relying upon the perception system. A key component of ensuring the system’s reliability is our tight integration with our simulation and test infrastructure, so we expect a mindset for comprehensive testing.
Your day-to-day will initially involve a majority of your time spent “heads-down” coding with some design doc writing and planning. We will expect you to grow into an ownership role within a year, with the help of your network of mentors, guided by your interests and expertise.
Interested? Apply or shoot us an email for more information. We’d love to chat.
What You’ll Do:
Develop software frameworks that enable reliable production, robust test, and rapid evaluation
Implement computer vision and machine learning algorithms
Design systems with a mindset for cross-team collaboration
What You’ll Need:
BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
Solid fundamentals in algorithms and data structures
Strong coding skills in at least one strongly-typed object-oriented programming language
Experience writing C++
Fastidious attention to detail
Software development internships or work experience
Passion or interest in cameras, computer vision, machine learning, embedded computing, robotics, drones, and/or aviation
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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