Mountain View, CA
We are the Everyday Robot Project at X, a 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. We believe that the future of robotics and AI can unfold in a way that has lasting positive impact in our everyday lives and our wider communities. Our mission is to build learning robots that help people everyday and everywhere live better lives. 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 a SWE/Roboticist on the Everyday Robot Project team you will be embedded into various research projects and responsible for supporting experiments on a fleet of robots. You will have opportunities to work across many teams and get exposure to the full on-robot software stack as well as client-facing APIs. Over time, you would become the go-to expert to support research teams working on cutting edge machine learning projects. You will be working alongside robot operators and the hardware support team, as well as researchers themselves, to ensure continuous operations by identifying and resolving issues. Depending on the issue, this may include developing fixes/workarounds yourself, or providing the wider engineering team with reproducible failure cases to ensure that their solutions are suitable. You will also be embedded into small teams developing new robot experiments and support/coordinate long term feature requests. Finally, you will be working with the testing and release team ensuring that new use-cases are tested for.
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.
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