We are Civil Maps
Civil Maps, provider of 3D mapping technology for fully autonomous vehicles, has raised a $6.6 million seed funding round from Ford Motor Company, Motus Ventures, Wicklow Capital, StartX Stanford and Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures.
Civil Maps’ mission is to make it possible for fully autonomous vehicles (SAE Levels 4-5) to drive anywhere smoothly and safely. Through artificial intelligence and vehicle-based local processing, Civil Maps converts sensor data into meaningful map information built specifically to direct fully autonomous vehicles. The company will use the seed investment to accelerate product development and deployment with a number of leading automotive companies and technology partners.
Civil Maps’ artificial intelligence software aggregates raw 3D data from LiDAR (high-resolution laser imaging), camera and other sensors onboard autonomous vehicles and organizes the information into machine-readable maps. The information is vastly more actionable information than today’s mapping systems and requires a fraction of the data storage and transmission for existing technologies. Thanks to this light data footprint, Civil Maps’ spatial information is far less costly to transmit over cellular networks, enabling the company to more easily crowdsource, update and share road data in real time—a major improvement over the lengthy processes that require human annotation in current use. As a result, the company can quickly generate and maintain maps that give fully autonomous vehicles the comprehensive and precise knowledge to autonomous operate safely and smoothly on all roads.
About the Opportunity
As an embedded systems engineer at Civil Maps, you will work on the interface between software and the different machine vision hardware systems in production. You will also interact with customers for requirements, implementation, and support. Join us today in enabling autonomous vehicles to become a part of our lives.
BS/Btech/BE in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
6+ years of experience in programming with C/C++
Experience in working with embedded systems
Experience with Linux and strong knowledge on Linux internals and Networking stack
Experience in building integrated hardware+software solutions
Strong understanding of real-time embedded operating systems
Good understanding of network protocols (https, tcp…)
Experience in using REST services.
Must have hands on experience willing to code
Technical support experience
Nice to have
Experience with wiring, soldering, assembly
Experience in programming with CPython, Bash
Experience with device drivers
Understanding of serial communication protocols (I2C, USB, CAN)
Experience with wireless communication systems (wifi, 4g, antennas and RF) and other networking technologies
Test driven development, hardware-in-the-loop experience