2021-02-09T16:43:20-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Software Engineer, Simulation/Robotics & Computer Graphics, Everyday Robot Project
Software Engineering
Munich, Germany

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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.


  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve our robot simulation software, with an emphasis on one or more of the following
    • Developing new features for our rendering & graphics pipelines
    • Developing tools and infrastructure to model scenes and assets for our simulation
    • Developing state-of-the-art ML pipelines for virtual scene synthesis
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Work with software engineers, roboticists and ML experts in Munich and Mountain View (CA) on the mid- and long-term strategy for robot simulation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience writing highly optimized and efficient code in C++ and Python development on Linux
  • Demonstrated hands-on industry experience in computer graphics
  • Experience in using and extending or writing tools for a popular game engine (Unity, Unreal etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of popular graphics-related file formats (USD, OBJ, MTL, PLY etc.)
  • Experience modeling & managing 3D scenes & assets

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience building ML pipelines for computer vision related applications with PyTorch/Tensorflow is a big plus
  • Experience in robotics and simulation 

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