Wellington Steele and Associates

Senior LIDAR Engineer - REMOTE

Location US-MD-Gaithersburg




Recruiting for a REMOTE direct hire/fulltime Senior LIDAR Engineer for our client in Gaithersburg, MD.


We are only considering US Citizens or Green Card holders.


Company Overview

Our client has been developing cutting-edge software and hardware since 2002 and specialize in developing solutions for trucking, transit, logistics, and drone applications. They have autonomous vehicles operating today in four continents, including the largest autonomous truck fleet in the world and the first autonomous bus in North America.  


They offer a fast-paced environment where engineering comes first, and a breadth and depth of skills, knowledge, and interests are highly valued.


Candidates will have ample opportunities to get their hands dirty testing their designs in our 40,000 square foot engineering and test facility with 241 acres of testing area.


In this role, you will be collaborating with a proven team of roboticists and entrepreneurs to provide comprehensive solutions that not only handle the ideal conditions, but in realistic, complex, and sometimes rugged conditions.


Job Description

Currently seeking applications for a full-time Senior LiDAR Research Engineer. LiDAR perception plays a critical role in safely and smoothly driving vehicles in a variety of applications, including on-road mixed traffic and off-road autonomous applications.


We are looking for LiDAR specialist to implement, tune, and test novel algorithms to enhance components such as filtering, segmentation, object classification, terrain classification, clustering, and tracking.   



  • Design and develop state-of-the-art software to support perception awareness, objection detection, object classification, sensor calibration methods, and simultaneous multi-object tracking in the LIDAR domain
  • Design and field perception algorithms in real world conditions
  • Support perception efforts across robots deployed in various locations around the world



  • Master’s or PhD in computer science, robotics, or related field, or with equivalent industrial experience
  • 2+ years of similar academic and/or professional working experience
  • Strong proficiency in programming skills (e.g. C++, python)
  • Experience in developing real-time robotic algorithms 
  • Theoretical understanding of object detection, segmentation, probabilistic algorithms, optimization, and/or deep learning



  • Hands-on experiences on autonomous vehicles or ground wheel robots, especially those deployed in urban environments.
  • Experience with standard 3D point cloud manipulation techniques 
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art state estimation and tracking algorithms 
  • Experience with any open source deep learning frameworks  


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