Using Synthetic Data to Accelerate Autonomous Technology: Our Portfolio Company Parallel Domain is Hiring

Toyota AI Ventures
Jul 14, 2020 · 3 min read
Image courtesy of Parallel Domain

The development of autonomous systems requires data of all kinds, from large-scale datasets to live streams of sensor data for integrated simulation. Our portfolio company Parallel Domain, a data generation platform for autonomy, provides both and much more. Parallel provides the sensor data companies need through an API call, accelerating the safe deployment of autonomous technology. This synthetic data is critical in improving machine learning algorithms in autonomous systems.

CEO Kevin McNamara founded the company in 2017 in Palo Alto, California, and he leads an impressive team of autonomous systems, simulation, and visual effects experts committed to the mission of improving the quality of life for many — safely and efficiently. If you are interested in joining a company that is pushing the boundaries of AI and synthetic data, explore these Parallel Domain roles that are currently available on the Toyota AI Ventures jobs board: technical customer success manager and senior computer vision engineer.

Technical Customer Success Manager (San Francisco Bay Area, California, or remote)

Parallel Domain is looking for a technical customer success manager to engage, retain, and drive customer renewals of current and new product offerings. This role plays a critical part in empowering customers to achieve their desired outcomes through utilization of Parallel Domain solutions, and simultaneously contributes to making the product better. This role is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a remote work option.

You will need at least three years of prior direct client service or management experience (customer success, account management, or sales) at a B2B technology company. An understanding of the autonomous systems industry and/or the technical concepts behind Parallel Domain’s products — which includes AI, machine learning (ML), and computer vision — is a plus. Strong communication and presentation skills are a must, as well as the ability to develop and manage customer relationships.

You are ideally an ambitious, customer-focused team player that thrives at a fast-paced start-up. Your responsibilities will include managing post-acquisition activity for Parallel Domain’s customers from the point of sale to onboarding, project success, and renewals. You will drive business value for customers by defining a plan with them that includes appropriate objectives, milestones, and success metrics. Internally, you will represent the voice of the customer and work cross-functionally on improving the product and the customer experience.

Senior Computer Vision Engineer (remote)

Parallel Domain is also seeking a senior computer vision engineer to help lead its computer vision efforts. This position is remote. You will ideally have a passion for conducting computer vision and ML experiments with synthetic data. You will train and test computer vision models on both synthetic and real-world datasets, as well as study the impact that various data configurations have on performance.

This role requires four or more years of professional experience or a master’s degree (or its equivalent) in computer vision and ML. You will need demonstrated proficiency in working with computer vision models, and fluency in common programming languages and ML platforms. Experience building pipelines for data processes for ML applications is also needed. It’s a bonus if you have previously worked with synthetic data for training ML models or managed datasets and training models. Familiarity with 3D graphics or autonomous vehicle perception and sensor fusion would also be helpful.

Typical responsibilities include helping to build the computer vision team and establishing processes for training and testing standard computer vision models. Other regular duties include tool implementation, dataset analysis, and collaboration with senior engineers.

Learn more about a career at Parallel Domain and explore other job opportunities on the Toyota AI Ventures jobs board. A number of our portfolio companies are also recruiting right now, so be sure to sign up for the Toyota AI Ventures Talent Network.

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