Denver, Colorado

Do you want to help build real technology for a meaningful purpose? Do you want to fight to make the world’s fresh produce healthier, tastier, and more sustainable?

As a Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer at Tortuga, you’ll be core to the development of our robotic harvesting system’s visual intelligence. You’ll bring deep computer vision, machine learning, and software expertise while also thriving in a fast-paced, flexible, and energized startup environment. As an early team member, you’ll directly build our success, growth, and culture. You’ll hold meaningful equity and are excited to grow your role as Tortuga grows.

What you’ll do

  • Build the visual intelligence behind our autonomous robotics

  • Design and implement real-time algorithms for object detection, classification, tracking, and segmentation

  • Coordinate and communicate within computer vision, software, and hardware teams to design and execute commercial engineering solutions

  • On occasion (<10%), travel domestically or internationally to field deployments

What we’re looking for

  • 2-5+ years professional experience in computer vision and machine learning

  • Professional C++ and Python programming experience

  • B.S./M.S. Computer Science/Engineering, Robotics, or relevant degree


  • Experience developing a production system with 3D geometric vision approaches such as: optical flow, stereo calibration, iterative closest point, SLAM/Visual Odometry, Bundle Adjustment

  • Experience developing a production system with ML techniques such as: support vector machines, random forests, k-means clustering, maximum likelihood techniques, and deep learning architectures for classification, detection, segmentation

  • Experience with ROS, AWS, OpenCV, and Eigen

  • Graduate degree in relevant field, or equivalent industry experience, is a plus

About Tortuga

Tortuga AgTech’s mission is to build a healthier society, and a thriving ecosystem, through smarter farming. We’re pursuing our mission by building robotic harvesting and precision analytics systems for the world’s leading fresh produce growers (delicious things like strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and herbs). We’re building not just because it’s fun, but because we believe thoughtful, well-built advanced technology can help farmers grow healthier, fresher, more environmentally sustainable produce for everyone.

Tortuga means “turtle” in Spanish. Around the world, turtles are symbols of wisdom, patience, and connectedness to the Earth. We’re proud to be based in Denver, CO - America’s 2nd best place to live according to U.S. News (but does Austin have any mountains? We still think we’re #1).

Tortuga is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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