- San Francisco, CA, United States
Aquabyte is seeking an Edge Performance Software Engineer in San Francisco to work on improving the performance of our algorithms running on our hardware deployed on-site in Norwegian fish farms. You will be responsible for increasing our total analytics output per farm by increasing frames captured per second, filtering non-useful data, compressing data, optimizing the research team’s algorithms, and processing the most priority data when resources are exhausted. We deploy a chain of processing stages starting at the underwater enclosure, the fish pen the enclosure is in, the central floating barge the pens are attached to, and finally in the cloud.
You should be familiar with Linux, image processing, networking, and developing software for both ARM64 and AMD64 architectures. Bonus points for experience utilizing GPUs for both image processing and machine learning inference.
Aquabyte helps fish farmers manage their day-to-day operations by using off-the-shelf cameras run through computer vision and machine learning algorithms to provide biomass estimation, sea lice counting, and optimal feeding schedules.
Job Responsibilities Increase the analytic throughput of Aquabyte algorithms from image capture to dashboard result. Deploy software to remote Internet-connected farms safely. Develop performance testing frameworks to ensure that when algorithms are altered or new algorithms are developed that we have enough hardware resources available to produce a statistically significant amount of data per pen running these algorithms. Help the machine learning team produce algorithms and models that run faster. Work with optics team to help improve the sharpness of our imagery through dynamically changing camera settings adapting to real-world conditions. Dig into c libraries, python libraries, golang libraries that we utilize to squeeze out extra performance for our target deployment architectures.
We are one of the few companies applying machine learning / computer vision to directly solve the world’s food sustainability issues.
Fish farming is the #1 fastest growing sector of food production - a $160B worldwide industry. By improving fish farm efficiency, we help close the world’s impending protein deficit.
We work on very challenging distributed image processing and machine learning problems, and our work has direct relevance on the world’s food chain. Come join us!
Apply now: https://jobs.lever.co/aquabyte
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