Tech Lead - Behavior Prediction, Deep Learning

Mountain View, CA

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We are currently looking for experienced Tech Lead to join our Mountain View office to develop algorithms and pipelines for DiDi autonomous driving projects. The goal is to apply the state-of-the-art AI algorithms on cars to make driving smarter and safer. The position involves research and development on state-of-the-art behavior prediction algorithms for traffic participants such as vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. These algorithms will be applied on real vehicles to be deployed in DiDi’s network.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects on cutting edge applied machine learning techniques to solve complex problems that arise when trying to predict the future behavior of other road users
  • Creatively and collaboratively build new deep learning models that can predict the future behavior of other road users in real-time
  • Guide all technical aspects of development, including technical requirements definition, design, implementation, unit testing, and integration
  • Work closely with engineering partners and stakeholders to drive organizational alignment

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Robotics, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience in data science including data collection, analysis, hypothesis formulation and verification 
  • Experience in applied Machine Learning including feature engineering, model deployment, A/B testing
  • Experience in Deep Learning research and tools such as TensorFlow or Pytorch
  • Software design and development experience in Python and C++
  • Experience managing projects spanning across multiple teams
  • Experience in leading teams and setting technical direction
  • Experience in building diverse, inclusive and collaborative team culture
  • Solid written and verbal communications 
  • History and passion for creating inclusive and respectful work environments

Preferred:

  • Experience in the autonomous driving industry
  • 3+ years of related work experience 

 

About the Company:

Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”) is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. We’re committed to working with communities and partners to solve the world’s transportation, environmental, and employment challenges by using big data-driven deep-learning algorithms that optimize resource allocation.

Didi Chuxing’s Autonomous-Driving team was established in 2016, and has grown to a comprehensive research and development organization covering HD mapping, perception, behavior prediction, planning and control, infrastructure and simulation, labeling, hardware, mechanical, problem diagnosis, vehicle modifications, connected car, and security, among others. We’re developing and testing self-driving vehicles in China and the United States.

In August 2019, DiDi upgraded its autonomous driving unit to an independent company to focus on R&D, product application, and business development related to self-driving technologies. The new company will integrate the resources and technology of DiDi’s platform, continue to increase investment in R&D, and deepen collaboration with auto industry partners.

Job region(s): North America
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