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London, United Kingdom    Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Level 5, part of Woven Planet, is developing self-driving technology using a machine-learned approach to create safe mobility for everyone. Our goal is to build level 4 autonomous vehicles to improve personal transportation on a global scale. Woven Planet is a software-first subsidiary of Toyota whose vision is to create mobility of people, goods, & information that everyone can enjoy & trust.

As part of Woven Planet, Level 5 has the backing of one of the worlds largest automakers, the talent to deliver on our goal, & the opportunity for near-term product impact & revenuea combination rarely seen in the AV industry.

Level 5 is looking for doers & creative problem solvers to join us in improving mobility for everyone with self-driving technology. Weve built a diverse & talented group of software & hardware engineers, & each has the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our self-driving stack.

Our team of more than 300 works in brand new garages & labs in Palo Alto, tests AVs at our dedicated test track in the Silicon Valley, & explores the AV industrys most compelling research problems at our office in London. With support from more than 800 Woven Planet colleagues in Tokyo, Level 5s work to improve the future of mobility spans the globe. And were moving fast in Level 5s first 18 months, we launched an employee pilot, & are now testing our fourth generation vehicle platform in San Francisco. Learn more at

We are looking for a research manager to grow & lead our London-based research team. This is a role that combines people management & cutting-edge research to ship high-impact technologies for self-driving.

The Research Team develops new experimental solutions that combine the latest findings in cutting-edge computer vision, machine learning & large-scale data processing to advance the capabilities of our existing systems & to advance the state-of-the-art of the field.


  • Oversee & support the work of a small, high-velocity team of ML engineers & researchers developing new experimental ML systems
  • Actively grow the team by interviewing & recruiting new members
  • Support members of the team in their career growth & development
  • Represent the team & participate in broader team strategy, roadmapping & identifying new impactful opportunities
  • Ensure the projects are executed with high quality & generate impact in terms of production adoption & advancing the state-of-the-art
  • Collaborate with autonomous vehicles engineering teams in productionizing newly developed systems


  • PhD in Computer Vision, Machine Learning or Robotics, or relevant experience
  • Experience publishing at state-of-the-art conferences (e.g. CVPR, NIPS, ICCV, RSS, ICRA)
  • Experience managing a small team & projects involving multiple people
  • Experience in implementing prototypes of ML system using PyTorch / TensorFlow
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