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IT Engineer at Motional

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Mission Summary

Manage and enhance Motional's end-user experience including desktop software/images, mobile technologies, collaboration tools, and the monitoring, support, and operation of infrastructure solutions including servers, firewalls, and advanced networking.

The Motional Santa Monica office is located in the heart of 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica at 1453 3rd Street. With all the modern amenities for productive work and play, it is steps away from the popular pedestrian outdoor shopping area and Santa Monica beach.

What you'll be doing:

  • Manage and enhance Motional's end-user experience including desktop software/images, mobile technologies, collaboration tools, and assist in the monitoring and support and operation of infrastructure including servers, firewalls, and advanced networking.
  • Develop and script automation tools to improve the speed, deployment, and consistency of delivery to better meet end user needs
  • Responsible for system uptime across our production applications to meet stated targets
  • Understand end-user support principles to backup the End User Support team as needed.  Manage and update virtual environments  
  • The ideal candidate will be able to support from the end user to Server room in addition to design and document out systems, processes and procedures to improve the overall end user experience
  • Coordinate with IT Security as needed to mitigate risk and resolve security concerns and issues quickly
  • Coordinate with a larger global team on processes and overall effort & escalations
  • Help to develop technical requirements for new systems (on-premise and in the cloud) with business partners and collaborate with other engineers across IT to help deliver results

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ yrs experience with desktop systems (Windows, Mac, & Linux)
    3+ yrs experience of deploying and supporting infrastructure technologies including 
  • Vmware
  • Cisco and Palo Alto Networking
  • Server & Storage infrastructure and operating systems
  • Automation and distribution tools to simplify consistent deployments
  • Creating and supporting highly available solutions (99.99%)
  • Knowledge of IT security practices
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proven skills in service development, delivery, and operations
  • Highly self-motivated with attention to detail

Why you should join us:

We are a growing IT department and encourage skill set growth among our team.  Motional is moving on cutting edge technology and it’s an exciting space to work in.  We are also an organization that fosters a culture that has a focus on DEI.
Motional IT Engineers have exposure to a variety of leading edge technology on-premise and in the cloud to deliver capabilities to develop autonomous vehicles and related segments.  Individuals in this role can expect to have exposure and opportunities to work on large scale storage clusters (PB), high speed networks (100Gbps), high performance compute services in the cloud, and a variety of other industry leading solutions.

Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

The Motional team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who together are creating a first-of-its-kind technology with the potential to transform the way we move. We’re behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's most-established public robotaxi fleet.

As a leader in an emerging industry that has the promise of creating safer, more reliable and accessible transportation for all, it’s imperative we have a diverse workforce, create an inclusive culture, and understand the communities we operate in around the world. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is fundamental to Motional’s success. That’s why we’ve established a team to ensure DEI is at the forefront of the candidate and employee experience, beginning with the hiring process and continuing throughout your career. We also partner with organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers to ensure our DEI work is informed by the latest thinking and approaches.

Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Motional AD Inc. is an EOE. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To comply with Federal Law, we participate in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are queried through this electronic system established by the DHS and the SSA to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

What are Motional Perks + Benefits

Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

An Insider's view of Motional

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

For the past 15 months we've been a remote organization, hiring 450 remote team members across our global organization. We recognize as we start our return to normalcy, we must remain flexible and continue to evolve, understanding that balance is essential. There is a conscious, respectful and phased out approach being made by each team leader.


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