Systems Engineer, Core Autonomy, Sensing (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:

We are looking for the right individual to support our efforts in core autonomy systems engineering.  This team provides technical leadership in the areas of systems analyses, architecture, and requirements for the SDS to satisfy performance and safety criteria.  The team covers all of the core autonomy functions including sensing, mapping, localization, perception, prediction, motion planning, and motion control.  This role is specifically responsible for the sensing functions of the automated driving system.

Successful candidates will be able to step back and see the big picture of the autonomous vehicle system while also having the technical depth to be able to deep dive and review details within the sensing architecture. Additionally, this individual will have strong leadership abilities and communication skills to gather consensus amongst the relevant stakeholders across the company and communicate findings and recommendations to the executive team in order to drive key, high impact decisions within Argo AI’s fast-paced autonomous vehicle program.

What you’ll do: 

  • Provide technical leadership on the development of the sensing systems & safety architecture to support systems requirements, safety requirements, and safety of the intended function (SOTIF)
  • Provide technical leadership on their assigned portion of the safety case regarding Product Safety 
  • Perform systems & safety analysis, rapid prototyping and trade studies, including heavy focus on sensing and perception.  Includes use case analysis, scenario analysis, OEM interfaces, vehicle platform integration, safety & performance metrics, communication bus interfaces, and more
  • Collaborate with the respective hardware, software, verification, and testing teams to ensure
  • Use a systems-level, data-driven approach to drive decision making
  • Familiarity with autonomy systems, preferably autonomous driving including core functions such as Sensing, Perception, and Localization
  • Familiarity with Key Performance Indicators particularly regarding sensing and perception systems
  • “Figure it out” mentality when dealing with complex & ambiguous problems to solve
  • Communicate effectively to make recommendations and drive consensus amongst all stakeholders (executive team, product, customer, engineering, test)

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field
  • 5+ years experience in Autonomy Systems and Safety Critical Development
  • 5+ years experience in sensing and perception, autonomous vehicles, aerospace, automotive, or related mission critical fields
  • Experience with Lidar, Camera, and Radar based sensing modalities
  • Broad technical domain knowledge of autonomous vehicles or similar autonomous robotic systems
  • Experience in seeing the full life cycle of a product from concept to validation to delivery and operation
  • Knowledge of modern systems engineering techniques, tools and processes
  • Ability to create rapid prototyping tools in Python and C++

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 162 open jobs at Argo AI, click here.
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