Level 5, part of Woven Planet, is developing self-driving technology using a machine-learned approach to create safe mobility for everyone. Our goal is to build level 4 autonomous vehicles to improve personal transportation on a global scale. Woven Planet is a software-first subsidiary of Toyota whose vision is to create mobility of people, goods, and information that everyone can enjoy and trust.
As part of Woven Planet, Level 5 has the backing of one of the world’s largest automakers, the talent to deliver on our goal, and the opportunity for near-term product impact and revenue—a combination rarely seen in the AV industry.
Level 5 is looking for doers and creative problem solvers to join us in improving mobility for everyone with self-driving technology. We’ve built a diverse and talented group of software and hardware engineers, and each has the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our self-driving stack.
Our team of more than 300 works in brand new garages and labs in Palo Alto, tests AVs at our dedicated test track in the Silicon Valley, and explores the AV industry’s most compelling research problems at our office in London. With support from more than 800 Woven Planet colleagues in Tokyo, Level 5’s work to improve the future of mobility spans the globe. And we’re moving fast — in Level 5’s first 18 months, we launched an employee pilot, and are now testing our fourth generation vehicle platform in San Francisco. Learn more at level-5.global.
At Level 5, Simulation is a critical component of our Self-Driving technology. It greatly reduces the risks and costs of development, and is a necessary element of making the leap to fully driverless vehicles. As a member of the Simulation team, you would help create a virtual world in which both augmented reality and synthetically generated data are used to help accelerate the training, prototyping and validation of autonomous vehicles. The goal is to model millions of scenarios in this virtual world and drive billions of miles on our virtual vehicles powered by our autonomy software stack.
- Create accurate 3D virtual environments to simulate autonomous vehicles in realistic situations, from intersection scale to city scale
- Implement smart actors and agents in the virtual environment that closely mimic their real-world behaviors
- Solve difficult modeling, mathematical, and implementation problems with a focus on the accuracy of simulation results, as well as the reliability and performance of the software
- Integrate the simulation with existing regression testing frameworks and making it an integral part of autonomy software
- Collaborate with the rest of the team to develop and maintain a physically-accurate, reliable, and fast simulation toolkit
- Collaborate closely with the autonomous software team
- BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related technical fields
- Experience of developing C++ code on Linux
- Experience with physical system modeling and simulation
- Experience with building performant software to handle large data sets
- Exceptional ability to produce maintainable and highly testable code with great design
- Thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment where your impact is highly visible
- Passionate about autonomous vehicle technology and its potential to improve the world
- (Nice to Have): Experience in robotics, real time systems, embedded system, or self-driving technologies
- (Nice to Have): Experience with physics engines (e.g. Bullet, Havok, PhysX)
- (Nice to Have): Experience developing agent behaviors, physics, gameplay, tools, or GUIs
- (Nice to Have): Knowledge of common geographical coordinate systems, spatial data infrastructure and common GIS applications
- (Nice to Have): Deep understanding and hands-on knowledge of Deep Learning and its applications in autonomous driving systems
- (Nice to Have): Working knowledge of various sensor technologies including camera, RADAR, LIDAR, ultrasonic, and vehicle state sensors
- (Nice to Have): Understanding of hardware modules and systems, system identification and sensor/actuators simulation
- (Nice to Have): Experience developing virtual world environment for games, such as Lumberyard, Unity3d, Unreal, CryEngine and/or other world simulation environments
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