Sr Perception Engineer (Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Startup)

Toronto, ON M6C 1R3

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Perception Engineer Job Number: 1781

Job Description

We're recruiting a Software Engineer (Int to Senior) for the Perception Team for a Silicon Valley-based Autonomous Vehicles tech company that's opened a new product development Toronto site. If you're a team lead, manager or director in the robotics or autonomous vehicle industry, check this opportunity out as it's a unique chance to join an AV startup that is about to take off and is committed to growing their Toronto site. Oh and they have real and major customers in production. 


  • Real opportunity to commercialize AV - they solve real problems and have real customers, contracts, and revenues with some of the biggest global enterprises. 

  • Industry-leading team in robotics and AI that have worked successfully together in a distributed team model.

  • Become one of the key Toronto-based leaders & help establish the company as a leader in the Toronto AV community.

  • Collaborate with leading research teams @ U of Waterloo  and U of Toronto.


  • Design and implement key component of perception system such as object detection, object tracking, and multi-sensor fusion

  • Design and write highly optimized pipelines for data pre-processing, model training, data post-processing, inferencing etc.

  • Train perception models, evaluate their performance, investigate and fix performance bottlenecks

  • Develop scalable training and evaluation tools and infrastructure

  • Collaborate with other engineers to conduct system integration and tests


  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in CS, EE or related field

  • Expert knowledge of modern C++ (C++11 or later)

  • Expert knowledge of Python (2.7 or 3.x)

  • In-depth understanding of software performance and optimization

  • Strong familiarity with state-of-the-art machine learning tools, computational geometry, numerical analysis and computer vision features and techniques

  • Experience building and shipping software frameworks or tools that are used by others than the authors of the framework

  • Worked with one or more neural network frameworks, such as Tensorflow or PyTorch

Bonus Points:

  • Past experience in motion tracking, semantic segmentation, and object recognition

  • Experience with Docker

  • Experience with sensor modalities used in robotics and automated driving applications (Camera/Vision, Radar, LiDAR, INS/IMU)

  • Deep understanding of GPU architecture

  • Experience with distributed computing

  • Publications in your field (especially CVPR, CoRL, ICCV, RSS, ICRA)


Apply today or contact Wendy Firestone, Director of Talent, at wendy AT grossmandorland DOT com to learn more.



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Meet Your Recruiter

Wendy Firestone
Director, Talent

Wendy has been an integral part of the gdR team since 2008. Wendy's focus is executive searches ranging from Manager to C level across product, design, data.

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