Principal Research Scientist, Prediction and Behavior Modeling
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
The Prediction and Behavior Modeling team is looking to add a Principal Research Scientist to help us build data-driven models for Perception, Prediction, and Planning. Your models will help us understand surrounding traffic, predict what other road users will do, and determine how to drive. Your machine learning, data analytics, and applied mathematics experience will inform your pragmatic approach to making a more intelligent autonomous vehicle. Does this sound like you?
The Motional global headquarters are located at 100 Northern Avenue in Boston, MA. Nestled in the bustling Seaport district with sweeping views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston, the offices are located close to major transit lines and a quick walk to various restaurants and popular attractions.
What you'll be doing:
Dive into data to understand behaviors of road users such as cars, bikes, and pedestrians
Develop probabilistic models to predict how other road users may move and interact with our car, and evaluate their performance on real-world and simulated data sets
Research data-driven driving policies for planning and decision-making
Present results to colleagues and publish at conferences
Influence our technical direction and research plans
What we're looking for:
MS or PhD in computer science, robotics, or similar field, with 5+ years practical experience in robotics, machine learning, and analysis of large data sets
In-depth understanding of common Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms, and their application to real-world systems
Fluency in Python, including standard deep learning and scientific computing libraries
Excellent skills developing software in a team setting
Excellent skills for working with large data sets
Strong applied math background
Bonus points (not required):
Experience developing machine learning solutions for autonomous vehicles or robots
Joining a small team of 10, which offers the opportunity to contribute across multiple disciplines (perception, prediction, planning, infrastructure).
Speaking opportunities are encouraged and supported
Will closely collaborate with ML team for infrastructure and prototype
Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.
Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industry’s largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world’s first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world’s most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Groupand Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.
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