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Senior Software Engineer, Computer Vision



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2023
About DroneDeploy
Build with certainty, operate with confidence. That’s why thousands of construction, oil and gas and renewable energy companies use DroneDeploy on a daily basis. We help them automate reality capture using drones, robots and 360 cameras – combining this data in one platform for AI-powered analysis. From aerial and ground views of construction progress to automated gauge readings and methane leak detection, DroneDeploy is shaping the future of reality capture.
We are committed to a global work environment that empowers employees to innovate, grow professionally, and make meaningful impacts. We’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work in the SF Bay Area and have made America’s Best Startups list. Our employees are creative, driven and committed to providing our customers with the best reality capture software in the industry. We have office locations include San Francisco, California | Sydney, Australia | Auckland, New Zealand.
DroneDeploy is committed to an inclusive, accessible and supportive work environment. Our success and our growth come from the rich diversity of ideas from our employees, which is why we're so strongly committed to promoting from within. We make sure that our people have a myriad of opportunities to grow professionally and thrive personally. Flexible working hours, family benefits and remote work are just a few examples of our commitment to supporting our team members.
About Our Vision / ML Team
We are a small team of highly skilled computer vision and machine learning developers working on an industry-leading photogrammetry platform used by customers all around the world. We have two core photogrammetry products: a real-time aerial mapping solution and a cloud-based scalable image processing platform that efficiently processes drone imagery to georeference, align, stitch, blend, orthorectify, and reconstruct - creating thousands of point clouds, 3D models, and mosaics every day. Our customers have mapped over 150M acres from over 180 countries around the world, relying on our industry-leading speed, quality, and accuracy to drive high ROI decisions in industries as diverse as construction, agriculture, mining, conservation, forestry, and infrastructure inspection. We are looking for highly motivated computer vision experts who are excited to work on hard problems and driven to build the future of aerial mapping here at DroneDeploy.
Role Overview
We’re hiring an experienced Computer Vision Engineer to join our Vision / ML team. In this role, you’ll report to the Computer Vision Engineering Manager and will initially be responsible for taking ownership of and advancing our real-time SLAM pipeline. This role can be worked 100% remotely.


  • Drive significant improvements in speed and quality from conception to production rollout and ongoing support
  • Take ownership of large areas of our existing SLAM and photogrammetry pipelines
  • Stay up to date with the latest research in computer vision and machine learning as applied to the problems we solve
  • Develop and deploy high-quality unit-tested, production SLAM and photogrammetry software
  • Collaborate closely with team members to solve tough computer vision problems
  • Drive efficiency through metrics and automated quality assessment


  • Strong academic foundations from a competitive university/laboratory, with focus on 3D computer vision (M.S./Ph.D. preferred)
  • At least five years of experience working in applied photogrammetry or SLAM technology with a track record of delivering software to production
  • At least five years of experience developing in C++ and at least two years of Python
  • Strong track record of developing, deploying, and supporting computer vision products to customers
  • Strong applied math skills in linear algebra, 2D/3D geometry
  • Full-time and able to generally overlap Monday - Friday, 9-12 Pacific time
  • Able to work 100% remotely
  • Occasional travel for conferences, annual company on-sites

Bonus Skills, Experience, Interests

  • Experience with real-time computer vision and mobile development
  • Experience with multi-view stereo algorithms, including depth map & mesh generation
  • Experience with 3D graphics and visualization
  • Practical experience developing, training and deploying machine learning to solve computer vision problems a bonus
Employee Offerings & Benefits include:
(may vary by location)
Innovative company culture
Drone pilot certification
Flexible work schedules
Flexible work location
Family paid leave
Paid healthcare for employees
Professional development & career advancements
Wellbeing activities (live & on-demand)
Flexible paid time off
Employee referral bonus
Commuter savings
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