Senior AI Engineer - Software Engineer

Belmont, CA 94501

Posted: 06/25/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Developer/Engineer Job Number: 26932 Pay Range: $200,000-$230,000 Workplace Type: Hybrid

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Senior AI Engineer to join our Client's team.

Role Responsibilities:

Software Development and Testing

  • Maintains, as well as furthers, and enhances existing machine learning modules for autonomous vehicles, not necessarily the software stack for driving but methods around industrialization of MaaS/TaaS and with that to increase availability of service.
  • Designs and implements new machine learning-based approaches based on existing frameworks
  • Keeps up to speed with the state of the art of academic research and technology in the industry
  • Tests developed modules in the prototype vehicle (unit tests, integration tests, in-vehicle/field tests, etc.)
  • Analyzes and evaluates conducted tests
  • Presents project/progress reports and presentations to top management, mentors, partners, and project affiliates
  • Transfers technologies and solutions to ADMT GmbH, CARIAD
  • Manages and coordinates the tech scouting process

Network Development

  • Expands research network between ADMT LLC and local entities
  • Initiates and implements partnerships with external partners (companies, research institutions, universities) within Silicon Valley and US
  • Transfers project outcomes to internal Volkswagen Group partners (ADMT GmbH, CARIAD)
  • Communicates regularly and influences partners in Germany

Strategic Management

  • Secures intellectual property


Years of Relevant Experience:

  • 7+ years post-grad professional work experience

Required Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • PhD strongly preferred


  • Strong technical background of different machine learning algorithms
  • Strong project management and business development skills
  • Communication & documentation skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Conceptual thinking skills
  • Detailed knowledge of autonomous driving and software technologies

Required Specialized Skills

  • Must have experience with algorithm development for Autonomous Driving tasks including Perception, Sensor Fusion, Motion Prediction, Path Planning, End-to-End Driving, Simulation, V2X Software and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies & technical skills
  • Background in Deep Neural Network Learning, Computer Vision and Machine Learning
  • Strong programming skills with Python and TensorFlow/Pytorch PyTorch on on-premises compute and public clouds (e.g. AWS), Knowledge of generating features from sensor technology like camera, lidar, radar, GPS/ D-GPS and HD maps
  • Experience with different types of Neural Networks such as Transformers, CNNs, RNNLLMs, LSTMs, GNNs,
  • Experience with different ML paradigms such as supervised/unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, self-supervised learning, and imitation learning paradigms and the latest research trends
  • Programming languages/tools as Python, C++, Python, LaTex, Bash, Cmake, Git, Linux, familiar with data structures and algorithms, machine learning and math
  • Knowledge in using open-source libraries: OpenCV, OpenGL, TensorRT, Open3D, CUDA, Open3D, PCL

Desired Specialized Skills

  • Experience with current state-of-the-art technologies such as Vision-Language Models, Neural Radiance Fields, Embodied AI, Deep Sensor Fusion, Generative AI
  • Experience with AI/ML compute optimization techniques such as quantization, knowledge distillation, compilation, sparse computing
  • Experience in programming concepts: Data filters/pipelines, multi-threading, programming for various types of SoC, real-time systems
  • Experience in a regulated industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical devices etc.

Blackstone Talent Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and software firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone's global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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