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Lead Software Engineer- Robot Perception

At Bossa Nova we create service robots for the global retail industry. We’ve been hard at work to solve some of the biggest challenges for the world's largest retailers. Our robots’ mission is to make large-scale stores run efficiently by automating the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data. We drive autonomously through aisles, navigating safely among customers and store associates. If we were a self-driving car we’d be operating at level 5 autonomy.

Oh, we should add, it’s real, happening today, you can meet our robots in some of the world’s biggest retailers.

Location: Mountain View, CA



We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer with strong computer vision or robot perception background. Responsibilities include establishing software best practices for the team and ensuring that the team adheres to it:  developing a framework for perception stack, and developing, optimizing, testing, releasing and maintaining software that detects/recognizes/segments/tracks various objects around the robot.


  • BS or MS in Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics or similar fields
  • 10+ years of practical experience in writing robust, production-quality code in C++ and Python
  • Fluent with Linux development environment
  • Strong expertise in OpenCV and PCL
  • Experience in Computer Vision and/or Robot Perception applications
  • Experience with programming environments and systems around Robotics
  • Experience with sensors such as LIDAR, ToF and RGB cameras
  • Strong software design skills, including debugging, performance analysis, and test design
  • Experience with Artifactory, Debian packet manager and Containers (Docker, kubernetes or similar)
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to learn quickly

Nice to Have:

  • Strong expertise in ROS
  • Experience with GPU programming (CUDA, OpenCL)
  • Experience with OpenGL
  • Experience with using cloud services (Azure or similar)


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