Autonomy Engineer - Deep Learning Infrastructure

San Mateo, California, United States

Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from first responders to insurance claims adjusters, utilities, and more!

About the role:

Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight. We leverage breakthrough AI to create the world's most intelligent flying machines for use by consumer, enterprise, and government customers. Learning a semantic and geometric understanding of the world from visual data is the core of our autonomy system. We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with real-time deep networks to accelerate progress in intelligent mobile robots.

If you are excited about leveraging massive amounts of structured video data to solve open problems in object detection and tracking, optical flow estimation and segmentation, we would love to hear from you. As a deep learning infrastructure engineer, you will be responsible for building and scaling the infrastructure that supports Skydio’s DL and AI efforts. You will be working at the nexus of Skydio’s autonomy and cloud teams to deliver new capabilities and empower the deep learning team.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Design and implement scalable, extensible, interactive data pipelines and annotation workflows
  • Build tools that leverage state-of-the-art machine learning systems for efficient data exploration and curation across the fleet of Skydio drones
  • Design and implement pipelines for data ingestion, versioning, model training, deployment and monitoring
  • Optimize and scale deep learning training workflows to improve team iteration velocity
  • Leverage your expertise and best-practices to uphold and improve Skydio’s engineering standards

What makes you a good fit:

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with data engineering and building large scale, performant and efficient data processing pipelines
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with cloud-based ML platforms, containerization technologies, ML Ops platforms and databases
  • Experience and understanding of security and compliance requirements in ML infrastructure
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience building and managing ML pipelines including data preparation, model training, model deployment and monitoring
  • You have demonstrated ability to take a concept and systematically drive it through the software lifecycle: architecture, development, testing, and deployment, and monitoring
  • You are comfortable navigating and delivering within a complex codebase
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively at all levels of technical depth

Compensation Range:
The annual base salary range for this position is $170,000 - 215,000*. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

*For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.


At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

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