Behavior Model Researcher (all genders)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Karlsruhe (HQ)

About us
UnderstandAI was founded in 2016 by Marc Mengler and Philip Kessler with the vision in mind to make AI accessible for everyone. To achieve this goal, UnderstandAI is solving the data problem of AI. The tooling and services provided by UnderstandAI enable our customers to get the right data, at the right quality and right quantity to make production grade AI products a reality.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, our team has grown to more than 50 worker bees since 2016. We are looking forward to expanding our team. UAI will be a different company a few years from now because our team is going to change it for the better. 

We can’t wait to see what kind of future you choose to build at UAI - so click on the apply now button and together we will solve the data problem of AI!
The role

As a Behavior Model Researcher you will develop algorithms that imitate human driving behavior for different driver types and driver states. You will leverage cutting-edge algorithms from deep learning and reinforcement learning, develop and implement new concepts to train the best human behavior models in the industry.

Your tasks
  • Combine deep learning with reinforcement learning and stochastic approaches to create novel and groundbreaking human behavior models in traffic

  • Integrate human behavior models into vehicle models for simulation and improve existing products

  • Find the ideal balance between cutting edge research and high-quality code that runs in production

  • Help us to keep our models on top of the industry with changing use cases in mind

  • Relevant work experience in Machine Learning and Robotics

  • University degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Control Engineering or related technical fields

  • Competence and interest in applied machine learning, statistics and vehicle dynamics

  • Practical experience with TensorFlow or similar machine learning frameworks, for both large-scale projects and rapid prototyping

  • Strong software engineering skills

  • Team player, eager to learn and hungry for new challenges

  • Ability to deep-dive into new approaches and research directions quickly

What we offer
  • A crucial role in a young, dynamic, and fast-growing team

  • A work environment that fosters trust, respect, and feedback

  • An onboarding buddy to integrate you smoothly into our team

  • Productivity and improvement time between the development sprints

  • A mentor helping you with your personal goals, technical progress in general and your software engineering skills in particular

  • Free snacks, drinks, and the option join activities like hiking, climbing or board game nights

  • Competitive salary, flexible working hours, work from home

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