Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Motion Planning Engineer



Other Engineering
Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024
BlueSpace.ai is building the next generation of self-driving technology to create the safety certainty needed for genuinely driverless vehicles. Our patented 4D Predictive Perception enables this by calculating all objects’ motion from next-gen 4D sensors. BlueSpace.ai’s team brings experience from all over the autonomous vehicles (AV) industry, including OEMs, world-class research institutions, and autonomous driving companies.
We welcome self-driven individuals who excel under limited direction to join our award-winning team and company.
BlueSpace, we’ve chosen to tackle a generational challenge that no one person can accomplish alone. We see collaboration and learning as the best way to bring autonomy to everyone. You’ll be working with a team of experts who share knowledge, teach each other, and work together to develop creative solutions to solve some of the world’s hardest and most impactful problems. We strive to make BlueSpace an engaging, collaborative, flexible, and fun environment in which each person contributes their best ideas. Each new step on our journey is approached with an open mind. You’ll have the opportunity to create industry-leading algorithms, put them into software to help our customers make their spaces safer and more efficient, and see them come to life running hands-on tests on our vehicles.
Duties and Responsibilities
Motion planning development is needed to support customers who need a full stack autonomy solution to meet their safety and productivity needs. Our customers operate in unstructured environments, indoors and outdoors, in a range of environments and weather conditions. You will draw on the latest advancements in motion planning while creating novel advanced algorithms as we learn what we need to do to help our customers meet their goals. Algorithm design, software implementation, software testing, verification and validation, and in field testing and evaluation are all part of the job. You’ll be doing all these activities in a way that allows BlueSpace to scale to new customers while ensuring our current customers get what they need. As part of a collaborative team, you’ll work with other engineers across the stack to identify what capabilities we need to delight our customers and continuously learn and iterate so we can deliver an end product that exceeds expectations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong foundational technical skills in mathematics, physics, probability/statistics, and engineering (for example, as demonstrated by relevant educational experience, published work, or publicly available software)
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of modern motion planning and control software
  • Experience designing and implementing motion planning methods in deployed software running in real time on a robotic platform
  • Experience developing in multiple large, complex C++ codebases
  • Ability to design software testing suites for robust motion planning
  • Enjoy learning from others and sharing your knowledge

Extra Credit

  • Having worked a product from initial development to releaseKnowledge of verification, validation, and safety analysis for autonomous vehicles or other complex systems
  • Development experience in parts of an autonomy stack beyond motion planning and controls
  • Technical leadership in a software or engineering organization
  • Experience with ROS, OpenCV ROS2, and/or QNX
BlueSpace.aI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.