About Recogni

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world. It can perform cognitive functions that previously only humans could do, such as perceiving interactions across different environments with the ability to quickly learn and then solve complex problems. Recogni is a system solution company that specializes in the design of industry-leading high-performance, low-power AI inferencing. Our mission is to enable multimodal Generative AI inference acceleration at scale by providing safe, sustainable, high-performance AI-driven solutions for many markets. We are at the leading edge of advancing the latest research and product improvements for Al inference solutions that will make Al even more advantageous for compelling new applications. Recogni is a well funded, fast-paced startup company with headquarters in both San Jose, CA, and Munich, Germany. We also have many talented team members working remotely. We prioritize our employees' well-being and their families, aiming for a healthier, happier life inside and outside work. We value their contributions and offer tailored benefits for health and financial security, catering to different life stages. Our comprehensive benefits and competitive compensation, including flexible spending and Bonusly awards, reflect our commitment to a supportive and inspiring work environment.

About the role

As a member of Recogni's system software team, you will be responsible for implementing the software that runs inside a high-performance and low-power convolutional neural network accelerator ASIC that forms the core of the company's flagship perception module product for autonomous driving applications.


The role will require you to work with highly-qualified Software Engineers to gather requirements, perform analysis, and design and deploy scalable software applications. You are expected to have a thorough understanding of technical concepts required for sensor and robotics, backend development for simple web services, infrastructure automation and should be able to navigate and quickly understand complex code and systems. The position demands excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and applicants must be able to communicate clearly and effectively. You should be a person with great technical passion and drive for results.

Required Qualifications
  • 3-5+ years of Systems Software experience; candidates with more years of experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered for higher level roles
  • Experience with developing Linux Device Drivers
  • Experience in Sensor and robotics development: Motor drivers / sensors data reading / writing, camera calibration etc.
  • Experience with version control software (Git, GitHub)
  • PCIe drivers, Device Tree, Yocto / BitBake etc.
  • Strong scripting and debugging skills using shell scripts, Python
  • Implementing various development, testing, automation tools, and IT infrastructure
  • Familiar with/fluent in the latest versions of any of the following tech stack (ordered by relevance):
    • C/C++
    • PCIe drivers, Device Tree, Yocto / BitBake
    • TensorFlow, Python, Git(Hub/Lab)
  • Good knowledge in the fields of:
    • Loss function and regularizer design, quantization, multi-task learning, knowledge distillation, NN compression
    • CNN/DNN hardware acceleration
    • In-depth understanding of the implication of architectural model design decisions
    • (3D) Object Detection, Segmentation, Depth Estimation
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience (Any more is a bonus)

Nice to Have

  • Experience with OpenCV, PCL or other computer-vision libraries
  • Experience with hardware and software components of perception systems (Radar, LiDAR, and/or Camera)
  • Knowledge of AI/ML concepts and algorithms

Recogni's culture was built on the following values that are equally important to us as business:

  • Put people first. We only succeed when our people succeed.
  • Ethics and integrity always; Being open, honest, and respectful of everyone.
  • Think Big. Be ambitious and have audacious goals.
  • Aim for excellence. Quality and excellence count in everything we do.
  • Own it and get it done. Results matter!
  • Make Each Person Better together than they would be as an individual.
  • Embrace each others’ differences.
  • Embrace that there will be differences.


Recogni is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse team is better at tackling complex problems and coming up with innovative solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

A note to Recruitment Agencies: Please don’t reach out to Recogni employees or leaders about our roles -- we’ve got it covered. We don’t accept unsolicited agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you for your understanding.


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