Who we are:

Motive empowers the people who run physical operations with tools to make their work safer, more productive, and more profitable. For the first time ever, safety, operations and finance teams can manage their drivers, vehicles, equipment, and fleet related spend in a single system. Combined with industry leading AI, the Motive platform gives you complete visibility and control, and significantly reduces manual workloads by automating and simplifying tasks.

Motive serves more than 120,000 customers – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses – across a wide range of industries, including transportation and logistics, construction, energy, field service, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, and the public sector.

Visit gomotive.com to learn more.

About the Role: 

As Engineering Manager - Machine Learning & Perception at Motive, you will be a part of a passionate team whose mission is to bring intelligence to the world’s trucking fleets. Our team is focused on building technology to understand driving behavior, identify risk factors, and intelligently suggest coachable events that makes roads safer, improves fleet safety and potentially saves millions of dollars for our customers.

You will have a unique opportunity to work with a high caliber and fast-paced team of experienced and well-published researchers and engineers in AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision, with a track record of delivering highly performant safety products for the physical economy. 

You will be responsible for leading a talented team of machine learning, computer vision and embedded engineers, fostering innovation, and ensuring the successful delivery of projects aligned with Motive’s business objectives. You will also build pipelines with edge processing, large and scalable MLOps infrastructure and vast amounts of in-house data to train, test, and validate production quality AI systems.

The role covers the entire lifecycle of AI products from conception to development, deployment and completion and Motive’s AI pipeline from camera to customer. Successful candidates will bring their technical expertise in AI, machine learning or computer vision and project management experience to design, plan, execute and deliver AI products.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Lead teams that architect and deliver on multiple projects with cross-functional dependencies
  • Lead technical design of the next-generation of AI-driven Motive products
  • Be a subject matter expert in one or more AI, ML, deep learning or computer vision domains & provide high-level scientific and technical leadership for the Motive AI team
  • Partner with leadership to understand product needs, identify priorities and drive AI/ML/CV roadmap and strategy for Motive’s product and platforms
  • Be a highly technical as well as effective people manager, set clear expectations & goals, measure team performance and impact
  • Increase visibility of Motive AI and help grow the team

What We’re Looking For: 

    • 5+ years of experience in developing products with machine learning, AI, deep learning, or another related technical area 
    • 3+ years of experience as a technical project manager or scientific lead for AI/ML projects from concept to product, managing a team of 5-10 individual contributors
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, mathematics or related field 
    • Experience in one or more of Python, C/C++, ML & deep learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow/Keras, PyTorch, Keras, scikit-learn, H20)
    • Ability to solve problems analytically and creatively
    • Strong communication (written and oral) skills
    • Familiarity/experience with hands-on development in computer vision with applications in the automotive domain is a strong plus
    • Familiarity/experience with containerizing using Docker and/or other environments; deployment on AWS, Kubernetes/Kubeflow, CI/CD pipelines or other distributed/cloud platforms is a plus
    • Familiarity/experience with embedded machine learning and/or optimizing and deploying ML models on embedded devices  is a strong plus

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

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The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology. 

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