Sr Software Engineer - Localization and Mapping

Toronto, ON M6C 1R3

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Senior Engineer Job Number: 1782

Job Description

We're recruiting a Software Engineer (Sr or Intermediate) to join the Mapping & Localization 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.



  • Build state-of-the art mapping pipelines that combine data from a wide variety of sensors, as well as localization algorithms that make use of these maps in real-time

  • Implement the prototype localization algorithms in autonomous vehicles for on­road and simulation tests

  • Investigate, test and calibrate sensors for integration into sensor fusion algorithms

  • Develop high-quality software designs that allows for both high-performance and maintainable software

  • Analyze and architect safety and redundancy in the localization system



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

  • Excellent software development skills in C/C++ and/or Python

  • Experience working on the full stack of a robotics system

  • Hands-on knowledge in 3D pose estimation using point cloud registration techniques (e.g. ICP, NDT matching)

  • Real-world experience in implementing nonlinear Kalman filtering and smoothing techniques (e.g. EKF, UKF, and RTS smoother)

  • Hands-on knowledge of data structures and algorithms for point cloud processing, and are familiar with ROS and PCL 


Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge of SLAM, point cloud registration, GNSS/INS

  • Experience with Docker

  • Knowledge and experience working with IMU, GPS, lidars, radars, and camera sensor data

  • 3+ years industry work experience

  • Proven system integration and software architecture skills

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


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



About gdR

Founded in 2007, gdR’s mission is to grow the leadership capacity and capabilities of people and companies in the Canadian tech ecosystem through executive search, team recruiting and leadership development. We’re actively involved in the community by creating opportunities for people to connect and learn from one another e.g. Canadian Tech at Scale (in partnership with Shopify & Uber ATG), which brings 200+ engineering leaders together.  gdR values inclusion in Canada’s tech ecosystem and partners with employers that provide equal opportunities for individuals from diverse groups. If you’re interested in moving to Canada, although we can’t sponsor you, we have put together resources to help you with your journey.  Follow gdR on LinkedIn and Twitter updates on new roles in tech.

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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