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Perception Annotation Internship, Rwanda



kigali, rwanda
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, we are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers.

The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Through our technology that includes robotics and autonomy, we are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.

About You and The Role

For this role, you’ll work alongside the broader Perception team by reviewing and annotating data, adding critical contextual metadata for machine learning applications. The broader Perception team relies on accurately annotated data to deliver safety critical systems such as avoiding other aircraft, avoiding ground based obstacles as well as making safe and accurate deliveries. Using internal and external tools and working with external labeling vendors, you’ll work on a variety of different data streams. You’ll help to identify patterns, outliers and system problems while maintaining a steady flow of data to the Perception team. Attention to detail and methodical thoroughness are needed for success in this role.

What You'll Do

  • Become an expert in different sensor data streams, helping to identify problems, challenging cases and improve the overall labeling and review processes
  • Review data labeled by external labeling services for accuracy and completeness
  • Use internal tools to label data, providing feedback on how to make them better and more efficient
  • Meet weekly quotas for data delivery to keep algorithmic development on track, while maintaining a high bar for quality
  • Be willing to support other team members of the Perception and Perception Data team on ongoing projects as needed

What You'll Bring

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in any engineering/applied sciences background.
  • You enjoy working on tasks that require attention to details for an extended period of time.
  • You can communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) in English.

What Else You Need to Know

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: This is an internship for a year.

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.

We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!


Please Note

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