Nissan Vacancies – Researcher II, Artificial Intelligence

Website Nissan Motor Corporation

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced ML AI Researcher II to research and develop algorithms for Mobility & Smart City using data from connected and autonomous vehicles, smart infrastructure & ecosystem (e.g. Energy).

The Alliance Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley, a strategic outpost of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi automotive group, is seeking qualified researchers to contribute to next-generation intelligent mobility concepts. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and applying algorithms that utilize intelligent & autonomous vehicles to address key challenges such as road safety, traffic flow & congestion, fleet management, energy optimization. You will develop algorithms that leverage vehicle technologies inc. V2X, smart infrastructure, real and/or simulated data, etc. in order to provide value to the customer, businesses & future society. The Lab provides opportunities to validate the algorithms in simulation as well as in real world environments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate across disciplines, with other researchers, engineers, designers, and social scientists, to account for aspects of the problem that might otherwise be overlooked
  • Transportation & Traffic Flow Management
  • Data Analysis & Simulation of Traffic Events
  • Communicate work effectively through presentations reports, and documentation
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Architect re-usable and re-configurable modules with sensible designs, clear interfaces, well-prescribed assumptions, and well-documented code
  • Given concrete application contexts and stakeholder objectives, frame research problems and propose methods for addressing them that demonstrate working knowledge of the state of the art and its limitations
  • Identify requirements of and opportunities for novel applications in the domain of intelligent Mobility (e.g. Smart Cities), and work in a team to realize advanced technology concepts
  • Job functions include:
  • Prototype ideas through software development, leveraging off-the-shelf models, libraries, and tools to your advantage and designing new algorithms as needed
  • Maintain and expand knowledge about research advances and tools by reading papers, maintaining connections with academic and industry research networks, attending conferences, participating in professional organizations, and identifying educational opportunities.
  • Probabilistic Modeling & Decision Making – e.g. MDP
  • Conduct Research in the areas of Autonomous Vehicles, Vehicle Grid Integration, Smart City Integration, Traffic Management, Energy Management.
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Job Requirements:

  • Proficiency in at least one of the programming languages in Python, Java and C++
  • Experience with ML frameworks & utilities (e.g. AWS SageMaker, Tensorflow, PyTorch) and Simulation Tools (e.g. Sumo)
  • PhD in Computer Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Civil & Transportation Engineering or a related field, or a MS with 3-5 years of industry experience.
  • Track record of publications in top-tier Computer Science venues [e.g. AAAI, NeurIPS, ICML, IROS, ICRA], Industrial Conferences or experience filing patents
  • Research expertise and in-depth knowledge in more than one of the technical areas listed above
  • Ability to develop quality relationships with local partners and across cultural boundaries

Qualification & Experience:

  • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art simulators
  • PhD or Master’s Degree (with relevant experience) in Computer Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Civil & Transportation Engineering or a related field with a focus on Mobility, Traffic & Smart City areas.
  • Authorship of relevant software/libraries available for download on, e.g., GitHub
  • Experience working with ROS, ideally both in simulation using tools like rviz and running code on a real robot
  • Experience working on autonomous / connected vehicles, in simulation or in the real world
  • Experience in working in a collaborative research lab
  • Hands on experience with the common tools, cloud platforms and frameworks in ML (e.g. Flow, AWS, Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc.)

Job Details:

Company: Nissan Motor Corporation

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: San Jose, CA, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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