Principal Engineer remote in ML/AI

Control4 / Eng
rIgc86

Control4 Eng

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Principal SW Scientist at Control4. Previously: nuclear engineer, aerospace engineer, R&D Director in neural nets, co founder
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Jan 8 14 Comments

I'm a very experienced guy (PhD, 35+ YOE, Principal SWE level) living in So Cal, looking to work in ML, AI, self-driving cars, autonomous systems, etc. The only hitch is that I want to continue to work remotely (like I have been doing since 2001). Are there any companies (Bay Area or otherwise) that are accepting of remote work for senior employees? I know Lyft is not, NVIDIA sometimes is (depends on manager) but usually isn't, not sure about Google/Waymo, Uber, Apple, etc.

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  • Walmart.com c00l$h!t
    Hi Grandpa
    Jan 8 1
    • Control4 / Eng
      rIgc86

      Control4 Eng

      BIO
      Principal SW Scientist at Control4. Previously: nuclear engineer, aerospace engineer, R&D Director in neural nets, co founder
      rIgc86more
      OP
      LOL. Ok now get off my lawn!
      Jan 8
  • RackWare Dreamlight
    Weworkremotely.com
    Jan 8 0
  • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
    Doesn’t Tesla have an office in LA?
    Jan 8 5
    • Control4
      rIgc86

      Control4

      BIO
      Principal SW Scientist at Public company. Previously: nuclear engineer, aerospace engineer, R&D Director in neural nets, co founder
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      OP
      From what I have heard, Elon Musk companies tend to hire mostly junior to mid level employees, underpay them and work them to death. No thanks.
      Jan 8
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      Do you have data to back your claims? Go interview and see if you get an offer and negotiate. If you don’t want to work hard, I don’t know any company company in that space that’s going to pay your to retire.
      Jan 8
    • Google Woopsy
      Tesla has many very senior folks, most people are working a lot, but many (most?) are working <45h.
      The pay can vary a lot depending on the position (they can be competitive with Google/Facebook if they want to) but there is very limited option for full remote
      Jan 8
    • Control4
      rIgc86

      Control4

      BIO
      Principal SW Scientist at Public company. Previously: nuclear engineer, aerospace engineer, R&D Director in neural nets, co founder
      rIgc86more
      OP
      @Yolo yes I have data to back my claims. It takes about 2 seconds of Google searching to discover that "Elon Musk says people need to work around 80 hours per week to change the world" or "Elon Musk’s SpaceX shortchanged its workers and now it must pay" etc. I also have a relative who works at SpaceX who confirms the very long hours.
      Also, there is a middle ground between working absurdly long hours on one hand versus "getting paid to retire" on the other. Most of us want to work a reasonable number of hours on projects we enjoy and believe in, while still having enough time left over to have a life outside of work.
      Jan 9
    • Google Woopsy
      Most people work long hours because they want to. You also get incentived to when you see other folks in your team sending each other emails late or on weekends, but not everyone falls for the culture (I just left after being overworked, but that’s in my nature to give in)
      Jan 10
  • Micro Focus / Product GWOz11
    Check github, gitlab, angel.co. they are pretty open to remote positions. I know there are more but I need covfefe
    Jan 8 1
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      “looking to work in ML, AI, self-driving cars, autonomous systems” read again
      Jan 8
  • Salesforce whorizon
    Salesforce is remote friendly - if you are interested in Einstein team.
    Jan 8 0
  • Microsoft / Eng YKBA30
    If you're okay with shorter term engineering projects and a bit of consulting-style work, the CSE team at Microsoft has a bunch of high-level IC data scientists and machine learning engineers. Most of the org is fully remote. Search for CSEFY-19 on careers.microsoft.com to get an idea of the types of positions available.
    Jan 8 0
  • New / Eng
    remus808

    New Eng

    PRE
    Google, Microsoft
    remus808more
    For those of us hoping to emulate your remote working experience- which companies did you work remote for?

    For remote you can try Automatic or Zaiper. They're fully remote
    Jan 8 0

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