Applications Engineer, Chef Robotics

Salary not provided
Python
Linux
C++
Chef
MatLab
Unix
Junior and Mid level
San Francisco Bay Area

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Chef Robotics

Autonomous cooking robot developer

Open for applications

Chef Robotics

Autonomous cooking robot developer

21-100 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceFoodManufacturingRoboticsMachine LearningAutomation

Open for applications

Salary not provided
Python
Linux
C++
Chef
MatLab
Unix
Junior and Mid level
San Francisco Bay Area

More information about location

21-100 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceFoodManufacturingRoboticsMachine LearningAutomation

Company mission

To accelerate the advent of intelligent machines in the world to empower humans to do what humans do best.

Role

Who you are

  • Must have access to a car and be able to drive to local customer sites (mileage will be reimbursed)
  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • 2+ years' experience using some combination of Python, C++, and MATLAB
  • 1+ years' experience in a customer facing role
  • Prior experience in two or more of the following areas: machine learning, motion planning, robotics, computer vision, or control
  • Prior experience with at least one of the following areas: product engineering, applications engineering, solutions engineering, sales engineering, forward deployed engineering

Desirable

  • Able to ship product quickly and efficiently
  • Able to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Open to frequent travel to customer locations
  • Familiar with Linux/Unix and or Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • Experienced with early start-ups or the food and beverage industry
  • Proficient with the Spanish language

What the job involves

  • Customize the Chef System based on customer specific requirements using Python and C++ or configure the System for customer specific feature configurations
  • Help project manage the customer deployment Internally – with Manufacturing, Engineering, and Ops — and externally with the Customer until successful Site Acceptance Test is done
  • Lead the in-field deployment of Chef Systems at customer sites through Site Acceptance Test
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Project Management to prioritize and collect customer feature requests and requirements
  • Work with Sales and Business Development to help close a customer addressing customer feature requests, questions, technical risks, and overall get buy-in from a technology perspective
  • Once the system is deployed- help lead customer success for that stakeholder so that they have a wonderful experience and buy more robots

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

In recent years, kitchen automation has surged, yet challenges persist in addressing the nuanced complexities of food preparation and assembly.

Chef Robotics tackles this by prioritizing food assembly over cooking, acknowledging the diverse factors that shape culinary outcomes. With its advanced robotics and AI-driven software, ChefOS, the company navigates the intricacies of ingredient preparation, cooking methods, and storage conditions, ensuring consistent quality across diverse recipes and ingredients.

Chef's recent funding round underscores investor confidence in its innovative approach. With a focus on robotics-as-a-service (RaaS), Chef aims to democratize access to advanced automation, offering scalable solutions for food businesses. As it expands across the US and Canada, securing partnerships with Fortune 500 food companies, Chef heralds a future where technology enhances culinary excellence, revolutionizing efficiency and creativity in the kitchen.

Insights

Top investors

54% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 4 rounds)

Jan 2024

$10.5m

EARLY VC

May 2021

$7.7m

SEED

Total funding: $25.3m

Company values

  • Customer and User Obsession: We’re here to serve our customers and users. Go backwards from the customers and obsess after giving them the best experience possible
  • Deliver results and follow through: Results matter, not "effort." Done is better than perfect. Finish what you start. A documented mistake of an idea that didn't work is positive. Constantly release, test, and deploy little bytes instead of waiting for one large deployment
  • Move with extreme velocity and focus: Velocity matters. We’re serving customers where a little downtime can cost millions. Ship fast and be laser focused on what matters. Work smart and hard
  • Meritocracy to find the truth: The best idea wins not your seniority. Use logic to support your thinking. Always discuss the idea not attack the speaker. When a decision is made, disagree and commit wholly
  • Radical transparency: No passive aggression. If someone isn’t doing something right, tell them. Be brutally honest with feedback and don’t sugar coat anything. Trust in your team
  • Hire the very best people: If enough smart people are in a room together, we'll figure it out. Hire slow rather than to "fill a role."
  • Simplicity and Frugality: Have just enough and no more. Constantly simplify. Always ask: "how could I accomplish what I'm trying to with 10x less money?
  • Play for the name on the front of the jersey: "Play for the name on the front of the jersey...people will start remembering the name on the back." We all have individualistic desires but by working for the good of the company in the short term, you make yourself significantly better off in the long term. When in doubt of how to make a decision, ask: is this in the true, authentic best interest of Chef?
  • Challenge your beliefs and aim to find truth: Assume your ideas are wrong and constantly stress test them. The default is that your idea is wrong and that you have to prove it’s right (not the other way around). Seek diverse perspectives. Always ask why, why, why? Break things down to the first principles and then build back up
  • Take initiative and win: Figure out what needs to be done - without anyone telling you - and then win. We’re here to win not just for a job

Company HQ

Mid-Market, San Francisco, CA

Founders

Previously the co-founder and CEO of ThirdEye Technologies. They now write for both Forbes and TechCrunch alongside being a Managing Partner at Prototype Capital.

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