HD Map Engineer
TRI-AD, Inc
 Lorton, VA
OVERVIEW
Since antiquity, when sea routes and land routes were perilous for people and goods, having up to date and highly accurate maps have been a requirement for safe travel. These maps were patchworks of military sketches, captain logs and merchant updates, and over the centuries became more and more detailed. In an era of increasing vehicle automation, having up-to-date and highly accurate maps is equally critical to ensuring safe vehicle operation both on the highway and on surface roads. Yet map building remains an exhaustive and highly manual process, meaning real-time high definition map updates often propagate through to the user with a delay of months or years from the date when they were collected, rendering them useless beyond limited driver assist functions. It is time for a new paradigm.

THE TEAM
The Automated Mapping Platform team is responsible for developing a new high definition mapping cloud platform by integrating sensor data from vehicles and global imagery from satellites. It is an open software platform based on a contribution model: participating developers accept that vehicles deploying their application or software contribute anonymized sensor data to the platform. In return, every developer has easy, safe, open and sustainable access to high definition maps from across industries, fleets and car makers. One-stop-shop open APIs that allow developers to focus on building software. No need to worry about specific map implementations and maintenance, just pull down the data needed whenever it is needed. Updated maps will use mainstream camera data, the map update and building process will be increasingly automated, and satellite imagery will help build out a global road network where vehicles are not present in sufficient numbers to support a data pipeline.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
As a HD Map Engineer in the Automated Mapping Platform team, you are a well-experienced HD Map engineer with expert map management operations skills in real production environments. You are also enthusiastic to learn new technology and contribute to building a global ecosystem for the auto industry through the new technology of HD mapping.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop automated systems to manage HD map management for realtime production
  • Work closely with engineers in cross-functional team to determine quality, responsibility and associated timeline
  • Educate those around you to the ways of good coding practices

SKILL / QUALIFICATION

  • Minimum 6-7 years work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
  • Experience in map updating / management and operation in real production, in large-scale operation and real-time processing
  • Experience in map installation or usage in in-vehicle units (eg. knowledge of maps based on NDS or HD-MAP in navigation/ADAS/AD systems)
  • Experience in map generation / update pipeline, including database handling and migration
  • Experience in developing massive data collection & management system leveraging a modern cloud vendor infrastructure
  • Experience in large-scale operations and developing real-time processing platforms
  • Experience in developing distributed systems and their operation
  • Excellent communication and people engagement skills
  • Business-level English (No Japanese required)
  • Working knowledge of typical agile tools (Git, Jenkins, Docker, JIRA, Confluence etc)
  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum methodology. Experience of agile a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in GIS systems and applications on transactional system for production
  • Coding Skill (C++ or Python)
  • Working knowledge of GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Conditions

  • Salary - Depends on skills and experience
  • Work Hours - Flextime with NO core-time
  • Paid Holiday (Vacation) - 14 days (Prorated)
  • Sick Leave - 6 days (prorated)
  • Holiday - Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holiday, and other days defined by the company
  • Probationary Period - 3 months with NO benefit Restriction
  • Japanese Social Security - all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers' Comp and Unemployment Insurance 
  • Benefit Package - Very good package with lots of selections provided
If you are currently located at outside of Japan, don't worry, we'll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.

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