Careers at Vicarious

Our long term goal is to build machines that exceed human intelligence. We do fundamental scientific research into the nature of intelligence, seeking real breakthroughs rather than just incremental improvements. We are passionate about changing the world and are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission.

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.

Our open positions

Computer Vision Researcher

    • Research
    • Full-time

About this position

Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human-level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. Here you will join a small, tightly knit collective of engineer scientists committed to solving long-term problems.  Our focus is the systematic integration of perception, concept learning, reasoning, and motor control, used to build robotic manipulation systems. As a member of the robotics group at Vicarious, you will play a critical role in our efforts to use our technology to push the state of the art on robotic manipulation.

This will include

  • Understanding the algorithms we’ve developed on the vision/learning side and bringing your experience and intuitions to bear on how best to apply them to manipulation tasks.
  • Solving the computer vision-specific research and engineering problems that arise, in areas such as object class detection, pose estimation, visual tracking, 3D scene understanding, and 3D reconstruction.
  • Developing and maintaining the software stack on the robotic platform.
  • Building integrated solutions that apply our technology towards specific product verticals.

Desired skills and experience

  • Masters or Ph.D. in a computer vision-related discipline (or equivalent professional experience), preferably in one of the following areas:
    • object class and instance detection, pose estimation, and visual tracking
    • fine-grained image categorization
    • 3D scene understanding and recognition from RGB-D imagery
    • 3D reconstruction, structure-from-motion, or multi-view stereo
  • Strong publication record and/or industry experience in the above-mentioned areas.
  • Interest/background in algorithms with human-like abilities such as learning from small amounts of data and tight sensorimotor feedback.
  • Strong C++ and/or Python skills. Experience developing with OpenCV, TensorFlow, and PCL.

Desired personal qualities

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Described by others as the best researcher / engineer / thinker they know
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor

Benefits

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

Researcher

    • Research
    • Full-time

About this position

Our long term goal is to build machines that exceed human intelligence. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. Vicarious is working on solving the problems that will take us from the current state of the art to human-level AGI. We work on all components of the AI problem, including perception, concept learning, reasoning, and sensory motor systems, and beyond. Our underlying framework is a probabilistic graphical model that is inspired by the structure of the neocortex. You will join a small, tightly knit collective of extraordinary engineer scientists. Everyone works on our full stack, from algorithms to low level optimizations to GUI code and back.

As part of our team, you will…

  • put your algorithm and math skills to work in solving the hardest problems in learning and inference in hierarchical models.
  • make decisions about how to translate complex ideas to working solutions while keeping a keen eye for computation/accuracy/memory tradeoffs.
  • design controlled experiments to show particular performance aspects of the systems and large scale experiments to show statistical robustness.
  • write infrastructure software to scale our systems and data visualization routines to understand what is happening inside.
  • document your inventions for patents and publications.
  • keep yourself updated with advances in the field of machine learning and neuroscience.
  • The craftsmanship of building elegant algorithms and tight implementations are part of our company DNA. We work hard to maintain a codebase and a culture that are a joy to work in.

Desired skills and experience

  • Preferred PhD or Masters in CS/EE or a related discipline or Masters in CS/EE with relevant research experience.
  • Experience building hierarchical vision systems and publishing relevant papers in CVPR/NIPS/ICML is a big plus.
  • Extensive programming skills, ideally in Python and C, and a track record of translating ideas into prototypes quickly.
  • Solid fundamentals in linear algebra, probability theory, signal processing, and optimization.
  • Experience developing and testing ideas in a large scale setting.
  • Experience with belief propagation and approximation methods.
  • Knowledge of biologically inspired models of vision.
  • Interest in neuroscience a plus.
  • Experience working in an interpreted environment like MATLAB or Mathematica also a plus.

Desired personal qualities

  • Integrity
  • Altruism
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Interest in reviewing literature and implementing ideas in areas outside comfort zone
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Sense of humor

Benefits

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

Roboticist

    • Research
    • Full-Time
    • San Francisco Bay Area

About this position

Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. Here you will join a small, tightly knit collective of engineer scientists committed to solving long-term problems. Our focus is the systematic integration of perception, concept learning, reasoning, and motor control, used to build robotic manipulation systems. As a member of the robotics group at Vicarious, you will play a critical role in our efforts to use our technology to push the state of the art on robotic manipulation.

As part of our team, you will…

  • Understand the algorithms we’ve developed on the vision/learning side and bring your experience and intuitions to bear on how to best apply them to manipulation tasks.
  • Solve the robotics-specific research and engineering problems that arise, in areas such as grasp planning, manipulation, motion planning, control, haptic sensing, and reinforcement learning.
  • Develop and maintain the software stack on the robotics platform.
  • Build integrated solutions that apply our technology toward specific product verticals.

Desired skills and experience

  • Masters or PhD in a robotics-related discipline
  • Strong publication record and/or experience in grasping, manipulation, haptic sensing, and motion planning/control.
  • Experience getting robots to go, especially those with arms, and deploying them in the real world.
  • Background in algorithms with human-like abilities such as learning from small amounts of data and tight sensorimotor feedback.
  • Strong C++ and/or Python skills.
  • Experience developing with ROS and related software such as Movelt! and PCL.
  • Experience with simulation platforms such as Gazebo, Mujoco, and OpenRave.

Desired personal qualities

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor

Benefits

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

CUDA Developer

    • Research
    • Full-time
    • San Francisco Bay Area

About this position

Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks, with a long term goal of building machines that exceed human intelligence. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. Here you will join a small, tightly knit collective of researchers committed to working on solving problems that will take us from the current state of the art to human-level AGI. Our underlying framework uses probabilistic graphical models functionally inspired by the neocortex.

We are looking for an expert C/C++ programmer to develop CUDA and/or OpenCL based vision code.  You should have extensive CUDA and/or OpenCL programming, algorithm development, and performance analysis skills. As a member of the research group at Vicarious, you will play a critical role in our efforts to use our technology to push the state of the art on computer vision applications.

AS PART OF OUR TEAM, YOU WILL:

  • Take algorithms that go beyond our published work and optimize them for real time robot applications
  • Optimize the end to end performance of the system in a production setting
  • Optimize other machine learning algorithms that are company wide bottlenecks.

DEMONSTRATED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent programmer in CUDA and/or OpenCL, C++ and Python
  • Experience developing within the Linux ecosystem, including device drivers
  • Experience defining hardware/software APIs is a plus
  • Experience programming a diverse set of GPUs is a plus
  • Preferred PhD or Masters in CS/EE or a related discipline
  • Experience building hierarchical vision systems and publishing relevant papers in CVPR/NIPS/ICML is a plus.

DESIRED PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor

BENEFITS

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

Research Engineer

    • Engineering
    • Full-time

About this position

Our goal is to build a system that achieves human-level intelligence in the domains of vision, language and motor control. We are currently focused on visual perception problems such as recognition, segmentation and scene parsing. We are not building neural networks. You can learn more about our strategy here.
As a research engineer at Vicarious you will quickly come up to speed on recent advancements in machine learning, image processing and computer vision. You will apply this knowledge to improve the computational performance and accuracy of learning and inference algorithms used for vision tasks in a large variety of training environments. Working with other members of the team you will be driving a dense Python and C++ codebase that is pushing the state-of-the-art in AI forward.

As part of our team, you will…

  • Develop and refine demonstrations of new research.
  • Optimize and scale implementations of researched algorithms.
  • Follow lead of Researchers and assist with development.
  • Refine the output of the research department into reusable pieces where appropriate.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Preferred Masters or BS in CS/EE or a related discipline.
  • Extensive programming skills, ideally in Python and C, and a track record of translating ideas into prototypes quickly.
  • Solid fundamentals in algorithms, math, and probability theory.
  • Experience developing and testing ideas in a large scale setting.
  • Experience with belief propagation and approximation methods.
  • Experience with OpenGL a plus.

Desired Personal Qualities

  • Integrity
  • Altruism
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Interest in reviewing literature and implementing ideas in areas outside comfort zone
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Sense of humor

Benefits

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

Account Executive

    • Commercialization
    • Full-time
    • San Francisco Bay Area

About this position

We’re looking for an outstanding entry-level candidate to help Vicarious grow its customer base. You will be the bridge between customers and our AI technology. It will be your mission to find the right customers, develop solid application cases with them, and ensure an exceptional experience throughout the process until it is time to hand off to the support team. You will work closely with Vicarious’ product teams to ensure that our robots are helping more and more customers in their warehouses and factories.

As part of our team, you will:

  • Identify and establish relationships with new customers for Vicarious’ products
  • Quickly and proactively get up to speed with Vicarious’ technology
  • Demonstrate the value of Vicarious’ technology to customers
  • Develop templates, segments, metrics, and best practices for leveraging our technology to new customers
  • Generate sales enablement and marketing content and identify new opportunities for marketing Vicarious’ products
  • Ensure a seamless customer experience throughout the sales and on-boarding process
  • Define, track and strive for the best customer success
  • Document and communicate customers’ use cases and needs with the product team

Demonstrated skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology (e.g. robotics, IE, CS, EE) or business
  • Strong interest in robotics, AI and industrial automation
  • Able to quickly get up to speed with new technologies
  • A persistent mindset on getting a job done
  • Strong communication and project coordination skills
  • Strong technical and business acumen
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Proactive and willing to improve processes

DESIRED PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor

BENEFITS

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

Software Engineer

    • Engineering
    • Full-time

About this position

Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating software with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. You will join a small, tightly knit collective of engineer-scientists committed to solving these problems. Our focus is on building robotic manipulation systems that are beyond the state of the art by integrating perception, concept learning, reasoning, and motor control as we pursue the long term goal of artificial general intelligence.

As a software engineer you will work alongside our teams of roboticists and computer vision researchers to build and maintain the artificial intelligence layer that enables our robots to achieve state-of-the-art performance on a wide range of tasks. You will design scalable and robust solutions to ensure our customers find our AI solutions as usable as they are innovative. We are looking for engineers who have the passion and versatility to embrace the challenges that arise from pushing bleeding edge technology forward.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
  • Interface with other teams to incorporate ideas and features.
  • Conduct design and code reviews.

Demonstrated Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages.
  • Experience working with two or more from the following: web application development, Unix/Linux environments, mobile application development, distributed and parallel systems, machine learning, information retrieval, natural language processing, networking, developing large software systems, and/or security software development.
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s, PhD degree, further education or experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field.
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Objective C, Python, JavaScript, or Go.
  • Experience developing accessible technologies.
  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed.

Desired Personal Qualities

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Fast worker
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people of various backgrounds
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence, and pushing the boundaries on real world robotics applications

Benefits

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

Senior Software Engineer – Robotics & Computer Vision

    • Research
    • Full-time

About this position

Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. You will join a small, tightly knit collective of engineer-scientists committed to solving these problems. Our focus is on building robotic manipulation systems that are beyond the state of the art by integrating perception, concept learning, reasoning, and motor control as we pursue the long term goal of artificial general intelligence.

You will play a critical role in our efforts to design innovative solutions to the above problems. Working with researchers and engineers, you will be responsible for:

  • Optimizing and hardening existing code for real world deployment
  • Improving and maintaining robotics software systems to make sure they are well-architected and tested
  • Developing and improving the robotics platform API such that it is easy to use for scientists and other developers

We are looking for candidates with most or all of the below qualifications:

  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in computer science, software engineering or a related discipline
  • At least 2 years professional experience developing software, ideally robotics software or 3D graphics/game engines
  • Knowledge of advanced algorithms and data structures and ability to apply them to improve existing code
  • Excellent knowledge of C++ and Python.  Familiarity with functional programming is a plus.
  • Passionate about creating clean and well-designed systems that prioritize ease of development and testability
  • Experience bringing software/hardware systems under test (unit, integration, continuous physical testing)
  • Preferred: experience developing with ROS and related tools and libraries
  • Preferred: experience with Tensorflow

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Fast worker
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people of various backgrounds
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence, and pushing the boundaries on real world robotics applications

Benefits

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

Dev/Ops Engineer – Cloud Infrastructure

    • Engineering
    • Full-time

About this position

Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. You will join a small, tightly knit collective of engineer-scientists committed to solving these problems. Our focus is on building robotic manipulation systems that are beyond the state of the art by integrating perception, concept learning, reasoning, and motor control as we pursue the long term goal of artificial general intelligence.
As Dev/Ops engineer you will be a critical piece of our DevOps team, providing support for state-of-the-art development of robotic and AI based systems. Continuous delivery, infrastructure as code and scalable solutions will be your bread and butter. This role will involve automating the dynamics of our infrastructure, utilizing AWS to optimize performance, convenience and cost. Your efforts will be rewarded by knowing that you’re supporting the bleeding edge in robotic artificial intelligence research and development, every day.

What you’ll do

  • Design and build automated systems to manage our scalable infrastructure on AWS
  • Deploy the latest software development tools to aid development within the rest of the organization
  • Create performance benchmarking platforms for our infrastructure and software
  • Interface with research development teams to find pain points and aid them as needed
  • Write docker containers!

We are looking for candidates with most or all of the below qualifications:

  • 3+ years working within a devops environment
  • Very comfortable with Linux – especially Ubuntu
  • Familiar with configuration management tools (puppet, ansible, salt)
  • Can write a bash or python script to do just about anything
  • Experienced with AWS and infrastructure as code (terraform)
  • Bonus points for experience with ROS
  • BSc in Computer Science or related

Desired Personal Qualities

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Fast worker
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people of various backgrounds
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence, and pushing the boundaries on real world robotics applications

Benefits

  • Work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you.
  • We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch. Our board member and investor Dustin Moskovitz recently wrote an article that captures how we relate to our work.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as short and long term disability. We pay 100% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.
  • Flexible paid parental leave.
  • Healthy, organic breakfast and lunch every day.
  • Company wireless plan. Never pay a mobile phone bill again.
  • Get to work easily! Our office is 60 seconds from BART and public transportation, and adjacent to a beautiful park. If you use BART to get to work, we subsidize the cost of tickets.
  • We have fun workday activities like soccer, volleyball, board games, or journal club.
  • Certified personal trainer who will design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and help you meet your goals.
  • Executive and one-on-one coaching for everyone. Select between different coaches, depending on what types of skills you want to develop.
  • Once a year, we take the entire company (including +1s and kids) on a vacation. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds.
  • We are standing with Fauna and other startups in offering a new policy for civic engagement.
Apply for this position

Our culture

At Vicarious you will have the chance to work on the most important problems in the field with a team who will challenge and support you. Intellectual curiosity, egolessness, and passion are at the core of our culture.

Balance

We have flexible hours and a family-friendly culture. Building the first intelligent machines is our life’s work, and we emphasize sustainability over crunch.

Mentorship

Mentorship, honest feedback, and free executive coaching help us grow in all directions, both professionally and personally. We offer career coaching for everyone. Our coach will help you develop the skills that are most important to you.

Health

Our culinary wizards provide healthy breakfast and lunch each day. We have an on-site gym and access to an amazing public park.

Have a Voice

We truly value the insights of all our employees and empower each one to have a voice in matters both big and small.

Community

We are committed to making the world better, not just with our technology but through community building and other acts of civic service. Employees are given time off for civic engagement.

Exceptional Benefits

We provide top of the line insurance coverage, offer generous parental leave, flexible vacation time, commuter benefits, and a company phone plan.