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Torc Robotics
Austin, TX

Senior Software Engineer - Localization (Austin, TX)

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At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business. 

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing our solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family, we are focused solely on developing software for automated trucks to transform how the world moves freight. 

Join us and catapult your career with the company that helped pioneer autonomous technology, and the first AV software company with the vision to partner directly with a truck manufacturer. You’ll work with an experienced team of people who are committed to creating safer roads and saving lives, and your contributions will have an unequivocal impact on the future of trucking and autonomous technology. 

What you’ll do: 

We are seeking a Senior Mapping & Localization Software Engineer to develop software that enables map-based autonomous driving. As part of the mapping and localization team, you will be able to design, implement, and improve algorithms used to create and manage map data as well as algorithms used to localize a vehicle within the map in real time. You will also Gain a deep understanding of not only the self-driving technology, but also its real-world challenges and how to convert such technology into real products. 

  • Analyze & improve the current localization algorithms, ensuring our self-driving vehicles have the best localization accuracy to drive safely and smoothly on the road.  
  • Research the state-of-the-art localization algorithms and apply excellent algorithm design & programming skills to our self-driving software.  
  • Prototype and deploy robust and reliable solutions to cutting-edge localization problems.  
  • Collaborate closely with a creative team of engineers and researchers.  
  • Improve how our vehicles act and react in complex and nuanced situations  

What you’ll need to Succeed: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, or engineering equivalent with 8 years of relevant industry experience 
  • Extensive industry experience in Robotics/Autonomy algorithms, architecture, and design in mapping & localization 
  • Extensive experience writing production code using modern C++ on Linux  
  • Proficient understanding of probability, statistics, probabilistic modeling, and linear algebra  
  • Semantic Segmentation using Deep Learning 
  • LIDAR sensor data processing algorithms 
  •  CUDA (GPU Programming) programming is desired 

Bonus Points! 

  • Masters degree with 5 years of relevant industry experience OR 
  • PhD with 2 years of relevant industry experience 

Perks of being a Torc’r: 

Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and their future. Additionally, we are always open to suggestions to accommodate individual employee needs.  Torc offers: 

  • Full coverage of monthly medical premiums for full-time employees 
  • Medical/dental/vision/ AD+D and Life Insurance 
  • 401K plan with employer matching 
  • Annual learning and development stipend 
  • Leadership development training 
  • Collaborative, energetic, and team-focused work environment 
  • Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation 


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What are Torc Robotics Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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