Hardware Engineer, Lidar Testing at Argo AI (Pittsburgh, PA)

| Pittsburgh, PA
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Who we are:

Argo AI is a global self-driving products and services company on a mission to make the world’s streets and roadways safe, accessible, and useful for all. Our technology is built to enable commercial services for autonomous delivery and ridesharing in cities. 

With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world’s top consumer brands, we’re working block by block, city by city to empower people and businesses to be more successful. We’re individuals driven by strong values to solve complex problems together. Come join us to reimagine the human journey.

Meet the team:

The Argo Lidar team is a fast-paced, highly cross-functional team responsible for building, testing, delivering, and supporting Argo’s internal lidar development. Our team has a decade of history in delivering Geiger-mode products for other industries, and we’re optimizing these technologies for automotive-oriented mass production. Our design is technically novel and offers exceptional performance we believe is essential to scaling the deployment of driverless cars. Within the Argo Lidar team, the characterization and calibration team works to develop processes to understand and optimize lidar performance in collaboration with various design and simulation teams.

What you’ll do: 

  • Execute lidar performance, reliability, and regression testing and work with team members to analyze results
  • Design and build lidar targets, test fixtures, and automation tools
  • Troubleshoot test errors and work with hardware, software, and firmware teams to root cause malfunctions
  • Support manufacturing and verification activities 
  • Write scripts to automate data collection and analyze large, complex data sets

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a related field
  • Experience in testing and troubleshooting of electrical or optical systems
  • Experience in design and fabrication of test fixtures 
  • Ability and willingness to do hands-on work in development of new test setups and procedures
  • Python programming experience
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to recognize subtle errors
  • Eagerness to learn new tools and develop new skills

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with reliability or manufacturing testing
  • Experience with lidar, camera or other sensor testing
  • Familiarity with Linux environments
  • Open to travel to remote offices, test facilities, and manufacturing partners

What we offer you:

  • High-quality individual and family medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting
  • Employer-paid group term life insurance and the option to elect voluntary life insurance 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance Program
  • Paid medical leave
  • 30 day ​​paid sabbatical upon 5 years of employment
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Complimentary daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Discounted programs that include legal services, identity theft protection, pet insurance, and more
  • Company and team bonding outlets: employee resource groups, quarterly team activity stipend, and wellness initiatives

Our Background:

Argo AI was founded in 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,700-person strong company with strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading consumer brands. With global headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate in eight cities across the U.S. and Germany in areas where self-driving technology can have the biggest impact on improving safety, traffic, and transportation equity.

At Argo AI, we believe that embracing differences delivers superior results. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive environment for all employees.

More Information on Argo AI
Argo AI operates in the Transportation industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA, Allen Park, MI, Cranbury, NJ, Miami, FL, Austin, TX and Palo Alto, CA. Argo AI was founded in 2022. It has 1200 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance, 401(K) and Performance Bonus. To see all 174 open jobs at Argo AI, click here.
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