2022-06-02T16:43:35-04:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Applied Machine Learning Software Engineer - Everyday Robots
Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA

X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.

The Team

Born from X, the moonshot factory, and working alongside teams at Google, we’re building a new type of robot. One that can learn by itself, to help anyone with (almost) anything. With one foot in today, and the other in tomorrow, we seek to turn the helper robots of science fiction novels into reality. Doing this requires taking on the hardest problems in robotics. All so we can work towards a future where helper robots are a part of a better everyday, for everyone.

We know that no company, no moonshot, no wild idea is greater than the efforts of the people behind it. Our team is thoughtful, driven and deliberately diverse, working together in a creative and collaborative environment, where everyone’s perspectives and expertise is valued.

 

Your Impact

You'll work with a small team to build functional prototypes and scale them into robust deployed Python robotic applications. You'll use creative problem solving skills to make robots solve problems for people in their everyday life. You will discover new ways of applying small learned systems integrated with classical robotics to break through performance ceilings. Applying simple solutions to new problems, discover big improvements that compound over time with data.

 

Responsibilities

  • Machine learning for hybrid learning at Everyday Robots 
  • Write applied manipulation code, adapting general robot capabilities/APIs to solve a particular customer need
  • Design, train and integrate contextual bandits and other ML models that break through performance ceilings in robot applications
  • Integrate with the data frameworks and pipelines maintained by our data-infra team

 

Skills you should have

  • Hands on experience developing machine learning models
  • Software development experience in Python

What we'd hope you have 

  • Background in robotics, we are also happy to teach robotics

 

At Everyday Robots, 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 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.

If you require additional accommodations during the interview process, please let us know.

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.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: x-accommodation-request@x.team.

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