RoadBotics monitors and manages our world’s roadways by identifying and rating a wide array of important roadway features and conditions, including cracks, potholes, signage and other characteristics. Our AI technology was developed at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute with the explicit goal of providing efficient and cost-effective roadway transparency to those responsible for roadway infrastructure. Our technology turns any smartphone and car, truck or bike into a sophisticated, mobile sensor.
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The Operations Coordinator will be primarily responsible for RoadBotics' direct data gathering, i.e. directing and organizing RoadBotics operations personnel to gather and quality-check data for our customers. The Coordinator will also work with RoadBotics' technical staff to assist in indirect data gathering, and 3rd-party data gathering. Though this position is based in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, there is a requirement for extensive travel. The Coordinator will also be expected to occasionally cover driving duties as needed, and to train new drivers.
Specific duties include:
Planning, organizing and directing all road data collection efforts
Recruiting, training and supervising operations personnel, including:
Keeping track of workers' schedules
Appropriately assigning adequate personnel to cover data collection in a timely manner
Making travel arrangements for personnel for remote data-gathering trips
Organizing and validating worker expenses
Assisting in the training of indirect and third-party data collection personnel and associated efforts
Collaborating and coordinating closely with the technical team to help improve data collection tools, as well as the sales team to ensure timely and satisfactory customer deliveries
Monitoring and evaluating the performance of the operations team to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness
Developing policies and procedures as required
Experience with logistics and knowledge of logistics related tools and techniques
Experience with and knowledge of work scheduling and process flow
Military background! We think the skill set for this position will overlap quite well with veterans’ skill sets.
Prior experience with:
Managing drivers, managing driving routes, or similar work
Maps; municipal road projects
Extensive experience working in a diverse team environment
Significant technical fluency: you don't need to be a programmer [though that would help!], but you should feel very comfortable learning and using new software. Ideally, you would help us design improvements to our tools, or find new tools to help your team do its job effectively
Superb communication skills: we are a very new company working in a novel market niche. We need people who understand sometimes-complex business needs, and people who are able to clearly articulate problems and needs before they become critical.
High initiative - we need people who are proactive, as well as willing to pitch in as required or as you see fit to go the extra mile before being asked. Everyone at our company does what is needed, from our CEO driving and gathering data when it was needed, all the way down, and we expect the same from everyone.
A high school degree; associate’s preferred. [Military experience accepted as a substitute on a case-by-case basis.]
BA or BS degree; other higher or continuing education, particularly of an IT variety
Additional Salary Information: Very competitive package
Internal Number: 005
RoadBotics monitors and manages our world’s roadways by identifying and rating a wide array of important roadway features and conditions, including cracks, potholes, signage, vegetation, debris and other characteristics. Our AI technology was developed at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute with the explicit goal of providing efficient and cost effective roadway transparency to those responsible for roadway infrastructure. Our smartphone app turns a smartphone and car, truck or bike into a sophisticated, mobile sensor. With this app, drivers simply attach their phone to a dash mount, giving the phone’s camera a full view of the road ahead. The data is automatically uploaded to our AI-driven cloud platform to be analyzed. The video data, along with the smartphone’s other sensor capabilities, allow us to precisely calculate a wide variety of vital and established roadway metrics. The RoadBotics ‘red, yellow, green’ web accessible visualization map gives roadway managers a comprehensive and near real-time status of their roads, streets, bike paths, walkways and bridges.