Intel Data Scientist for Autonomous Systems in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

The Sensing Systems Lab in Intel Labs is investigating the future of sensing and analytics in a range of applications from autonomous driving, robotics to industrial IoT systems for smart manufacturing. We research AI-driven perception to enhance sensing systems that form the core of most autonomous systems. We seek a highly motivated Data Scientist to augment our efforts in this area. The candidate will research approaches to enhance sensor perception capabilities and be responsible for data analysis, algorithm development, creating inference pipelines, with a variety of high-dimensional (often fused) sensor data. Other research activities include implementation of machine learning/ deep learning models in low-compute platforms, and evaluating tradeoffs between performance and latency in critical applications.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work well both independently and in a diverse, global team.

  • Excellent communication skills.

The position will be located in Santa Clara CA or Hillsboro, OR and requires interaction with co-researchers located in the US and India.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, or Biosciences or related field of study.

  • At least 1+ year of experience in:

  • Machine Learning and/or Statistics with expertise in techniques such as Classification, Regression, Decision Trees, SVMs, Genetic Algorithms, Clustering, Anomaly Detection and/or Time-series analysis.

  • Deep Learning and relevant frameworks, APIs, libraries (e.g, PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras, OpenCV etc.)

  • Proficiency in programming in at least one of Python, R, C/C++, MATLAB.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with sensors spanning vision (camera, LiDAR, Radar etc.), acoustics (ultrasound), motion (accelerometers, gyroscopes etc.)

  • Experience or exposure to building prototypes using off the shelf components.

  • Experience with Probabilistic Graphical Models, Bayesian Networks and/or Deep Reinforcement Learning is a plus.

  • End-to-end algorithm development, benchmarking and evaluation experience.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

Other Locations

US, Oregon, Hillsboro

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.