San Carlos, CA
Iron Ox is reimagining the modern farm, utilizing robotics and AI to grow fresh, consistent, and responsibly farmed produce for everyone. Our experienced team of growers, plant scientists, engineers, and innovators are passionate about deeply understanding and developing this new wave of technology to feed an ever-growing population.
Our mission at Iron Ox is dedicated to addressing some of the most significant issues in food security, now and in the future. We’re focused on sustainable, scalable food production for a changing climate and an ever-growing population.
As a Senior Computer Vision Engineer, you’ll work closely with plant scientists and robotics engineers to realize our vision for an automated and adaptive greenhouse. This includes working on vision systems to help our robots navigate and interact with plants, as well as monitoring systems, to track plant health, growth rate, and the many variables that affect the growing process. Example projects might include identifying pest damage in plants, or tracking visual indicators to determine how specific nutrients affect plants at different stages in their lifecycle.
We’re looking for experienced engineers who understand the challenges of deploying solutions into the real world, and are comfortable working on new projects that span multiple domains. You should be able to work broadly and independently, familiar with camera fundamentals and machine learning alike, and also willing to get hands-on in the farm with robots and plants.
What You’ll Do
Work with plant scientists and data scientists to build vision systems and design experiments that drive decisions on how to optimize greenhouse operations
Develop scanning and monitoring systems to track the health and status of hundreds of thousands of plants
Interface with the software team to produce dashboards and other mechanisms for greenhouse staff, data scientists, and others, to use the outputs of your work
Drive the design of vision systems on our robots, including calibration, localization, manipulation, etc.
Work with and mentor software engineering team members
Help build an amazing software team by participating in our hiring process.
What You’ll Bring
5+ years of experience developing computer vision systems in production
Proficient in both C++ and Python
Understanding of cameras and depth sensors, and their evaluation and calibration
Have trained and deployed deep learning models before
BS in Computer Science or related field
Ability to occasionally commute to our facilities in San Carlos and Gilroy.
You have shipped a physical product
You have adapted domain knowledge from experts into an automated vision system
Experience with one or more of: OpenCV, Ceres, ROS, Pytorch
Experience developing a dataset labeling and processing pipeline.
What We Offer
Iron Ox is a small startup with a big dream. You’ll be a part of a team founded on transparency, creativity, and impact on our mission to feed people
Competitive compensation and meaningful equity package
Medical, vision, and dental insurance
As a condition of employment, all employees must be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. The Company will reasonably accommodate any applicants who require an accommodation for a disability, sincerely held religious belief, or any other basis required by applicable law, absent undue hardship, or if the individual poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
We are a mission-driven and well-funded startup, backed by the likes of YCombinator, Pathbreaker Ventures, R7, and Crosslink Capital. We are headquartered in San Carlos, CA with our primary production greenhouse facility located in Gilroy, CA, and Lockhart, TX.
Iron Ox is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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