Engineer-Mapping Localization

Magna International Inc. Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 2 weeks ago

Company Introduction

As one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world

  • Magna International is committed to delivering product and process innovations through our world-class manufacturing operations that combine our unique design, engineering and program management expertise. At the heart of our operating structure is a powerful entrepreneurial culture and Fair Enterprise philosophy, which builds ownership and inspires pride in our employees.

Job Introduction

The Mapping/Localization Engineer researches and develops localization algorithms for autonomous vehicles. The main focus is developing Localization & Mapping technology including but not limited to: Vision based localization & mapping, Lidar based localization & mapping, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), Iterative Closest Point (ICP), integration of vision/lidar based localization with GNSS and IMU through Kalman filter/Particle filters.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop infrastructure for HD maps, both processing and storage

  • Build meta-data and imagery data stores at scale

  • Create large scale pipelines for running ML/computer vision and localization algorithms

  • Deploy in production and build scalable distributed systems, with micro-services framework and devops managed systems

  • Act as point person for key components that store peta-bytes of data and process millions of data streams

Knowledge and Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience, including but not limited to: Electrical, Robotics, and Aerospace

Work Experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of Computer Vision and basic Image Processing

  • Knowledge of Visual Odometry / Image Matching / Image Stitching

  • Knowledge of SLAM/ICP

  • Knowledge of Kalman Filter / Particle Filter

  • Experience with Lidar point cloud based localization

  • Experience with GPS

  • Proficient in programming in C/C++, Matlab/Simulink, etc.

  • Excellent Communication Skills

Nice to have skills

  • Geospatial
  • Familiarity with geospatial datasets and services, such as maps, local search, points of interest and business listings data, mobile device location and GPS traces
  • Core Infrastructure
  • Experience with development large scalable distributed systems
  • Familiarity with service oriented architecture

  • Data Processing - experience with large scale data processing pipelines using Kinesis, Kafka, Hadoop, Hive.Machine Learning - knowledge of machine learning, data mining

Work Environment

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

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Engineer-Mapping Localization

Magna International Inc.