Sensing and Perception Lead

Sunnyvale, CA

Founded in 2015, Acubed is the Silicon Valley innovation center of Airbus. As a global leader in aerospace, Airbus aims to make things fly. Our mission is to provide a lens into the future for the industry, transforming risk into opportunity to build the future of flight now.

At Acubed, we strive to propel innovation to market faster, broaden the talent pool in emerging aerospace careers and simultaneously help drive a culture change across Airbus.

Ray20

Ray20 is building scalable, certifiable and autonomous remote sensing systems over Europe and North America using Airbus’ Aircraft as a Sensing System (AaaSS). With these systems in place, Ray20 will be able to  provide Airbus customers - in a wide range of industries, institutions and Governments - with high quality, high cadence images and analytics of Earth to manage, support, analyze and improve their operations.  
Our team of experts is driving the maturation of computer vision and connectivity solutions within swarm networks, and other core technologies, for autonomous Earth Observation missions and Geospatial Information Systems; we are creating unrivaled standards for Earth Observation spatial and temporal cadence at the lowest cost on the market with a data-driven process that leverages aircraft to analyze the environment they cover. Geospatial Information Systems are transforming our understanding of the world - our team is at the heart of this revolution.

Sensing and Perception Lead

Sunnyvale, CA

The Opportunity: 

As the Sensing and Perception Lead, you will be responsible for Ray20’s imagery sensor(s), the(ir) performance and the interfaces to fulfill the mission and business requirements.  

The Sensing and Perception Lead will design and optimize the imagery sensor(s) that will autonomously capture Earth Observation Imagery as the aircraft is flying, overcoming environmental challenges (e.g. Vibration, Humidity, Temperature, etc.) and meeting the challenging weight and cost targets.

 

The Sensing and Perception Lead will work in close collaboration with the Software Engineering Lead to ensure autonomous imagery tasking, processing and analytics (e.g. Machine and deep learning algorithms) are successfully implemented at the edge (i.e. on board the aircraft in flight)

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and optimizing Ray20’s Imagery Sensor(s), including camera and lens selection, in line with requirements
  • Accountable for the imagery hardware to acquire quality imagery to fulfill Ray20’s mission
  • Accountable for the environmental control of the imagery sensor(s) elements of Ray20
  • Driving the efficient implementation of data flows to and from the On-Board Computer for imagery processing and analytics
  • Supporting the data flows that enable the development and testing of deep learning algorithms
  • Communicating methods and results effectively to the rest of our team
  • Leveraging your experience to provide technical leadership on all aspects of remote sensing and potential applications for Ray20

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in either computer science, robotics, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, Mechanical  engineering, applied mathematics, computational neuroscience, or a related field
  • At least 4 years of professional experience related to remote sensing, or equivalent research and education
  • Agile development expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain currency with the latest developments in your field
  • Personal drive and intellectual curiosity to do what hasn’t been done before, coupled with an appreciation for overcoming challenges

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Good understanding of computer vision algorithms for scene understanding including object detection, classification, segmentation, depth and motion estimation
  • Real-world experience with Experience in EO and GIS products/services and mobile autonomous systems such as robots, cars, and UAVs
  • Expert knowledge of remote sensing sensors including cameras, infrared, hyper-spectral and multispectral

Benefits

  • Daily lunch and snacks, happy hours and social outings
  • Exceptional  PPO medical, dental and vision benefits 100% covered for employee and their family/dependents
  • Generous PTO of 5 weeks (25 days) in addition to national holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement, professional development & $15,750 for flight training
  • 3 months paid parental leave from Day 1
  • Employee discounts through Airbus Tickets @Work, gym subsidy & more

Founded in 2015, Acubed is the Silicon Valley innovation center of Airbus. As a global leader in aerospace, Airbus aims to make things fly. Our mission is to provide a lens into the future for the industry, transforming risk into opportunity to build the future of flight now. 

At Acubed, we strive to propel innovation to market faster, broaden the talent pool in emerging aerospace careers and simultaneously help drive a culture change across Airbus. 

We’re a project-focused operation that employs the brightest minds to work at speed in order to help Airbus deliver impact at global scale. Our passion is to execute high-impact projects and foster technology partnerships that enable us to meet our ambitious objectives.#ComeFlyWithUs! 

A³ by Airbus is an equal opportunity employer in every category. The data is incontrovertible that diversity leads to better teams, better performance, and better results. Consequently, we actively seek candidates of all genders, backgrounds, and experiences.

All job offers at Acubed are contingent upon the candidate passing references, background  and an export control check.