Senior Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Kirkland, WA (Hybrid)
  • $150,000/yr - $190,000/yr USD / Year
  • Applications have closed


Position Senior Software Engineer

Industry: other

Employment type: Full Time

Experience: 3 to 5 year

Qualification: Degree holder

Salary: $150,000/yr – $190,000/yr

Company: Aigen

Location: Kirkland, WA (Hybrid)


Senior Software Engineer – AI / CV

About the job

At Aigen, our mission is to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture—with a pesticide-free, solar powered robotics platform.

Do you have a track record of solving complex engineering challenges and delivering incredible products? Join us to make a real world impact at the confluence of cutting edge technology, agriculture, AI, and climate. 52% of agricultural land is degraded by current management practices, and 60-75% of original soil carbon has been lost in lands used for agriculture (according to the IPCC).

With $7M raised to date, we are backed by a suite of investors including NEA, GFC, AgFunder,, and Bessemer Ventures.

The Role: As a Senior Software Engineer – AI / CV, you will be a champion for the design, development and integration of the machine learning and computer vision components of the Aigen software stack. You will collaborate with the other engineering teams to build a scalable robotics platform and develop the critical algorithms that enable autonomy. The ideal candidate will be a quick learner with the ability to understand complex software problems.

Aigen celebrates diversity in all its forms, and is an equal opportunity employer

Coverage: CNBC | NEA | Geekwire | AgFunder

Tools / Languages: C/C++, Python, OpenCV, JIRA, Confluence


  • Lead the ML model development and deployment process
  • Systematically evaluate the performance of ML and computer vision models and use it to identify areas for improvement and fine-tune models to enhance accuracy, robustness and efficiency
  • Work on optimizing ML models and CV algorithms for the edge
  • Stay up to date on ML advancement and its optimization for the edge (e.g. arm architecture)
  • Assist with large dataset preparation and analysis as it pertains to improved ML model training
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to other team members by actively participating/driving brainstorming sessions and code reviews
  • Integrate ML model and computer vision with the robot software stack


  • BS/MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Robotics or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience developing object detection/semantic segmentation AI/ML models
  • Experience with Python and Python machine learning frameworks: PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch Lightning, Scikit-learn
  • Experience optimizing and deploying ML model on the edge (no cloud connection)
  • Proficiency in CNNs, transfer learning, feature extraction, hyperparameter tuning and model evaluation
  • Strong understanding of CV perception algorithms
  • Familiar with cloud services to train and deploy models
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Ability to balance between ambitious innovation and practicality without losing focus and over-engineering

Indicators of good fit:

  • Prior startup experience
  • Prior experience working on projects that involved crop recognition algorithms
  • Experience with deep learning architectures such as YOLO, R-CNN, Mobilenet, EfficientNet
  • Experience training and deploying ML model on the edge / IoT devices
  • Knowledge of production deployment techniques and tools for ML models
  • Experience in applying machine learning to robotics systems
  • Experience launching hardware products
  • Experience with mobile AI accelerators


  • Stock options
  • Flexible (WFH) Mondays
  • Unlimited paid time off (15 days minimum)
  • Healthcare – 100% coverage for employee
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401(k)
  • Work on a team in which the qualities that diverse team members bring to the table are appreciated