Careers

Ripe berries rot in the fields with nobody to pick them. Desperate farmers scour the streets for more labor, and come away empty-handed. Grocery stores respond with ever-higher prices. Only you can rescue us!

  • Do you want a single digit employee number?

  • Do you care about direct impact on a fundamental industry?

  • Are you ready to unleash your creativity and technical excellence in a safe and healthy environment?

  • Are you eager to control a real-life robot every single day?

If so, we need you.

At Traptic, we build farming robots. We are a venture-backed Bay Area startup that is saving US fruit and vegetable growers from a critical labor shortage. We deploy robotics, computer vision, and custom graspers in a novel machine that will harvest delicate crops quickly, cost effectively and at extremely high quality. Your contributions will play a pivotal role in our growing team, and you will have serious social impact by helping humanity to grow food more cheaply and sustainably. Come join our team as we feed the world.

We are engineers passionate about achieving technical breakthroughs at the intersection of robotics and agriculture. We rely on rapid prototyping and experimentation and continually discover new ways to test and iterate faster. We insist on a respectful atmosphere and healthy communication, and we make time for personal growth even with ambitious timelines. You will help us grow our team while maintaining an extraordinary level of effectiveness.

Traptic is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Send resumes to jobs@traptic.com

 
 

Software Engineer

Responsibilities

  • Develop full-stack software that runs farm robots

  • Add functionality to monitor and report robot performance

  • Improve handling of data gathered by cameras and sensors

  • Improve tools used for training machine learning and computer vision algorithms

  • Build functionality to allow over-the-air deployments of software to robots in the field

  • Collaborate closely with mechanical engineers during each phase of the development process

  • Travel to muddy farms to test your software

Required

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

  • 2+ years industry experience

  • Some experience with C++

  • Live in Bay Area (relocation assistance available)

Preferred

  • Proficiency in Python and C++

Software Engineer - Computer Vision

Responsibilities

  • Develop full-stack software that runs farm robots

  • Add functionality to understand plant structure and compute optimal approach paths based on that structure

  • Improve accuracy, speed, and precision of neural network that detects ripe strawberries

  • Improve accuracy of vision software that detects berry position despite occlusions, sensor noise and incomplete scene data

  • Detect and compensate for motion of robot relative to ground to enable picking while moving

  • Analyze current sensor suite and determine which sensors to add or change

  • Collaborate closely with mechanical engineers during each phase of the development process

  • Travel to muddy farms to test your software

Required

  • B.S. or M.S. with focus on computer vision (or equivalent experience)

  • Experience with Computer Vision

  • Some experience with C++

Preferred

  • Proficiency in Python and C++

  • Familiarity with Deep Learning

 

Chief of Staff

Responsibilities

  • Project Management: hardware sourcing, managing vendors, planning field tests, making checklists, running briefings

  • Finance and operations: financial models, research, meeting follow up

  • Marketing: planning and managing speaking, trade shows, customer communications, etc

  • Travel to muddy farms to test our machines

Required

  • 2+ years experience with operations, facilities management, or management consulting

  • Bachelors degree

  • Detail oriented, efficient and a problem solver

  • Function well in ambiguous environment

Preferred

  • Keen attention to detail with an eye for process improvement and process development/implementation

  • Flexibility: ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities

  • 1-3 years operations experience, ideally at a startup