CARMERA’s mission is to power safe autonomy and mobility for all. We recently joined the Automated Mapping Platform of Woven Planet, which is the advanced mobility subsidiary of Toyota. Together, we share this “for all” mission and are investing aggressively in an exciting new period of growth, including growth in emerging talent pools.

The CARMERA “Projectship” is a unique opportunity for a student/recent grad/career transitioner to gain paid experience working with CARMERA’s Regenerative Map team. The Projectship will provide professional experience with real-world challenges and what you produce will support the development of a growing technology company that is enabling autonomous vehicles around the world.

Projectship Details
CARMERA specializes in “High Definition Maps,” which autonomous vehicles rely on for navigation safety and reliability. This Projectship with the Regenerative Map team is focused on a key engineering challenge -- keeping high definition maps up to date when key road features change.

We ingest data from several crowdsourced sensor sources and systems, and are constantly testing new methods of incorporating changes to the world into our maps. Our team leverages key points of road scene visibility into our systems to ensure those updates are accurate and up to our quality standards. 

Engineering Problem to solve:
How can we use web mapping tools to recreate the history of a map update?

Key tasks:

  1. Develop an understanding of different types of sensor and geographic data that goes into a map update
  2. Determine effective ways of mapping and visualizing that data from various points in the system
  3. Deploy a prototype web map providing insights to engineers working on the regenerative map system

Requirements:

  • Comfortable using the command line
  • Previous web development (HTML/Javascript) coursework/project/intern experience 
  • Ability to problem-solve and be resourceful
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.

*This position is open to applicants currently residing in the continental U.S.*

What we’ll provide:

  • A paid stipend for your successful participation in the Projectship.
  • 6 weeks of regular interactions with our team in a mostly virtual office setting, with optional opportunities to use our Brooklyn or Seattle offices as mutually desired and with appropriate safety protocols.
  • An orientation session(s) to quickly get you up to speed on our company and technology.
  • A dedicated supervisor who will provide feedback on your work outputs and regular check-ins.
  • Opportunities for both individual work and collaborative teamwork. 
  • Exposure to company events and team-wide meetings.
  • Practical support with your resume, cover letter writing, interview skills, public profile (i.e. LinkedIn), essential workplace readiness skills, and whatever else might help you find the path to your next opportunity.
  • Support if you do not have regular access to a laptop / computer and/or internet.

What we’ll ask of you:

  • Commitment to being available for up to 8 hours per week over 6 weeks (combination of collaborative meetings and individual project work).
  • Active participation with your supervisor and other CARMERians throughout the course of the Projectship.
  • Embrace learning new topics, concepts, and skills.
  • Conduct a final presentation of your project to our team. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and diversity is critical to our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  We are advocates for justice and overt promoters of marginalized, under-represented groups and individuals.

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Q&A

What is a “Projectship”?

The CARMERA Projectship is somewhere between a paid project and a traditional internship. Participants will get paid for contributing to a project that impacts our work while gaining both expert guidance and practical experience with a globally recognized, cutting edge technology company. 

How do I apply?

Submit your application below. Include a resume if you have one. If you don't, please include a short letter telling us about yourself and why you are interested in this opportunity. 

How do I know if I’m qualified?

People from all backgrounds and experience levels from high school through post high school / undergrad, and those undergoing a career transition, may apply. If you are a problem-solver who is interested in AI, mobility, maps or leading edge technology in general you are encouraged to apply! 

Do you offer academic credit?

This is a paid Projectship but it’s possible your school or university may offer credit in addition. 

Is this open to full-time students or full-time workers?

Yes, this is open to applicants who are students or who have other obligations. 

What is the time commitment?

We estimate you will spend approximately 6-8 hours per week over the course of 6 weeks. 

Who we are

Our mission is to power the world’s leading road intelligence platforms to deliver safe autonomy and mobility for all. 

CARMERA builds and maintains the maps that move the world, from HD maps that act like “virtual rails” for automated driving, to consumer maps for human navigation. Our Regenerative Maps team is responsible for automating the process of updating map features when our crowdsourced network of vehicle cameras detect change.

CARMERA has offices in Brooklyn, NY and Seattle, WA with employees throughout the US.

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