Technical Lead, Localization


  • Full Time

Who we are:
Founded in 2017, Gatik is the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics. We deliver goods safely and efficiently using medium duty trucks with a focus on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers such as Walmart and Loblaw. Gatik enables our customers to optimize their hub-and-spoke operations, enhance service levels and product flow across multiple locations while reducing labor costs and meeting an unprecedented expectation for faster deliveries.

About the role: 
We are seeking a Technical Lead for our Localization team. The Technical Lead will be responsible for leading the development of our in-vehicle online multi-sensor localization solution.  The ideal candidate is a leader in these technical fields and has excellent programming skills.  The Technical Lead will be actively growing and managing the Localization team staff. You will be responsible for the career growth of the team members. You will be partnering cross-functionally to identify the staffing needs of the team and actively work with our VP of Software Engineering to resolve those needs. Through effective collaboration with our engineering disciplines, you will guide our efforts to build improved localization and mapping for our autonomous vehicles from design all the way through to production.

This role is hybrid at our Mountain View, CA office!


What you’ll do:


  • Guide all technical aspects of development, including technical requirements definition, design, implementation, unit testing and integration
  • Lead Gatik’s Localization & Mapping team (research and software engineers) to partner effectively across functional disciplines
  • Invent, design, and develop real-time pose estimation and inertial navigation algorithms that run on the autonomous vehicle
  • Research and develop algorithms for localization, mapping, state estimation and odometry based on multiple input modalities such as inertial sensors, one or more cameras, GNSS, and other sensors
  • Collaborate with the product and hardware teams on product alignment and deliverables
  • Develop offline test infrastructure for localization algorithm assessment
  • Invent, design, and develop offline algorithms to process large scale sensor data to produce maps used for pose estimation
  • Improve online localization performance and accuracy for better robustness and redundancy
  • Analyze and architect safety and redundancy in the localization system

    What we’re looking for:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Robotics or a related field
  • 7+ years of industry work experience
  • 3+ years of technical leadership or management experience
  • Expert knowledge of SLAM (frontend and backend), point cloud registration, GNSS/INS and visual slam
  • Deep experience with computer vision and computer vision sensors including Camera, LiDAR, GPS, and IMU
  • Experience in C++ skills, build systems (Cmake)
  • Experience using software project management software, such as Jira, Confluence, etc
  • Publications in your field (especially CVPR, ICCV, RSS, ICRA) (preferred)




    More about Gatik:
    With headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Canada, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, Gatik is establishing new standards of success for the autonomous trucking industry every day. Visit us at Gatik for more company information and Jobs @ Gatik for more open roles.
    Gatik News:
    -America’s Best Startup Employers of 2022
    -Gatik has been named as a 2023 FreightTech 25 winner!
    -Gatik and Walmart Achieve Fully Driverless Deliveries in 2021
    -50 List of Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies of 2021
    -Gatik and Loblaw achieve First Fully Driverless Deployment in Canada in 2022
    -Gatik CEO Gautam Narang was Named Among the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022
    -Co-founder and Chief Engineer, Apeksha Kumavat, Recognized on the Inc. 2022 Female Founders 100 List
    Taking care of our team:
    At Gatik, we connect people of extraordinary talent and experience to an opportunity to create a more resilient supply chain and contribute to our environment’s sustainability. We are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives yet united by a bold vision and shared commitment to our values. Our culture emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect and agility.
    We at Gatik strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow because we know that together we can do great things. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse team. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.