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Path Planning Engineer






Redwood City, CA, US


We are developing the world’s first AI-powered AR navigation platform for drivers, using our

ultra-efficient deep learning road-understanding AI. We are a group of dedicated professionals

formed out of Harvard and the Harvard Innovation Labs in 2017, bringing expertise in deep

learning, computer vision, software optimization, and UX design. We are backed by multiple

tier-1 mega VCs and Y Combinator (TechCrunch feature: Now is the

perfect time to join our core team and revolutionize how billions of people perceive and navigate

the world!

Who You Are

Phiar’s core engineering team is looking for an experienced engineer to work on path planning

and trajectory optimization for visualizing AR navigational drive paths. This person should have

experience in developing efficient path planning, route planning, or trajectory optimization

algorithms for drones, robots, or self-driving cars.


● Help productionizing real-time path planning and trajectory optimization on Phiar’s iOS

mobile platform.

● Research and engineer Phiar’s mobile path planning and trajectory optimization to be

more robust, light-weight, and accurate for outdoor driving environments.

● Keep up with the latest state-of-the-art path planning and trajectory optimization

research, and integrate into Phiar’s iOS mobile pipeline.


● MS or Ph.D in computer science, robotics or related fields, focusing on path and route

planning, trajectory optimization, and navigation.

● 2+ years of hands-on experience in developing and working with path planning under

uncertainty and constraints, real-time trajectory optimization, and state estimation.

● Familiar with popular search and path planning algorithms, such as A*, RRT, CC-RRT,

bug algorithm, and randomized search methods.

● Extensive software engineering experience in C/C++.

● Strong problem solver, hacker, critical and independent thinker.

Bonus Points

● Working knowledge of recent machine learning algorithms.

● Knowledge of computational geometry.

● Experience with parallel programing using GPU or multi-core systems.

● Experience in mobile development.

Join Us!

Phiar is a leading AI and AR company with industry leading on-device mobile deep learning AI

technologies. We offer competitive salaries, company stock options, company sponsored

medical/dental/vision/chiro/life benefits, commuter benefits, unlimited PTO, and we sponsor

H1-B visas. We are a group of passionate and fun loving people. Join us to build something

amazing and let’s change the world together!

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