Engineering Manager - Deep Learning (Perception)

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.


The Wayfinder team is building scalable, certifiable autonomy systems to power the next generation of commercial aircraft. Our team of experts is driving the maturation of machine learning and other core technologies for autonomous flight; we are creating a reference architecture that includes hardware, software, and a data-driven development process to allow aircraft to perceive and react to their environment. Autonomous flight is transforming the transportation industry, and our team is at the heart of this revolution.

The Opportunity

As Engineering Manager - Deep Learning (Perception), you will be responsible for driving the development of the team’s deep learning perception stack. 

You will be responsible for defining our roadmap and evangelizing it to other Airbus entities; you will be responsible for breaking down the vision into concise and realistic work packages and implementing solutions to be used by our teams and within Airbus.

In this position, you will report directly to the Director of Engineering and you will manage a team.


  • Lead and grow the Deep Learning Computer Vision team: create scalable systems using best practices and ensure your team does the same
  • Architect and implement a scalable deep learning libraries for our perception stack including:
    • Model design and implementation
    • Model evaluation and verification 
    • Integration of deep learning models within the perception stack
    • Machine learning pipeline design and implementation
  • Coordinate with other managers and departments
  • Get buy in from stakeholders
  • Support delivery of Wayfinder perception stack to engineering departments inside Airbus. 


  • 5+ years of professional experience in deep learning and computer vision
  • 2+ years experience delivering results within ML environments through direct and team contributions
  • 2+ years of experience hiring, leading and mentoring teams
  • Deep knowledge of deep learning and machine learning techniques and algorithms
  • Proven software development experience in a production quality software through your team
  • 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
  • Excellent communication skills: strong coordination and relational skills to collaborate with customers, various internal and external stakeholders and partners]

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years managing teams in a dynamic environments
  • Master’s or Ph.D degree in computer science, electrical engineering, applied mathematics or a related field
  • Real-world experience applying perception techniques to computer vision and machine learning in autonomous systems such as robots, cars, and UAVs
  • Experience optimizing trained deep learning models for deployment
  • Experience in project management tools such as Jira.


  • Exceptional PPO medical, dental and vision benefits 100% of premiums covered for employee and their family/dependents
  • Generous PTO of 5 weeks (6 weeks after two years) in addition to 11 national holidays and unlimited paid sick days 
  • Tuition reimbursement for professional development or $15,750 for flight training
  • 3 months paid parental leave from Day 1

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location and years of experience, the target annual salary for this position can range from $190,000 to $250,000 + target bonus + benefits (including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and flight training).

* Note that Acubed does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.