Our mission is to build learning robots that help people everyday and everywhere live better lives. We believe there are many problems in the world in which robotics could play a significant role in making it easier, faster and safer for people to get things done. We are the Everyday Robot Project at X, a true moonshot that brings together people with varied skill sets and backgrounds to build a future where robots can be as helpful to people in the physical world as computers now are in the virtual world. Creating robots that can learn in different ways involves navigating some of the hardest challenges in robotics today. It’s an ambiguous and iterative process, so we’ve worked hard to create a team environment where collaboration and creativity can flourish, and where people always feel comfortable bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.
As an experienced Software Engineer, you’ll work on building a robotics simulator and leading feature development across various aspects of our system in a team of very diverse engineers. There is a large variety in the scope of the features we pursue, ranging from implementing advanced rendering techniques to improve the perceived reality for the robot, over tuning our sophisticated robot framework to allow for faster simulations to creating a publicly available, cloud-based simulation UI for external developers. In this specific role we seek for virtual scene synthesis by leveraging our robot sensors and advanced algorithms.
ABOUT X, THE MOONSHOT FACTORY
X creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. We believe that a culture of psychological safety creates the foundation of trust and respect necessary to build moonshots. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.
At X, 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 proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. 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.
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