Systems Engineer, Maps Engineering at Argo AI (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 Autonomy Systems & Safety team at Argo AI is responsible for developing requirements, analyses, V&V plans for multiple autonomy functions. This role is in the sub-team System & Safety Integration, which is responsible for addressing the most unusual or cross-functional of those functions: ex. Mapping or Minimal Risk Maneuvers. To do so, we are self-learners who dive into multiple areas, we use that self-acquired knowledge to align across stakeholders, we make proposals on design decisions, we analyze what can go wrong and do everything to fix it before it happens. We need to come up with creative solutions to address all the problems that can arise, ex., from relying on a map and making sure they don’t happen in practice. We develop functions of which the borders are unclear and we make them clear to drive the organization towards the launch of our product. We also work until the highest abstraction levels of our vehicle by, ex., defining the precise domain of operations of our product for our launch and the intermediate domains to get there.

What you’ll do: 

  • Analyze the impact of maps on the safety of our system.
  • Based on those analyses, derive requirements that make sure our AV is safe no matter what.
  • Work together with software and V&V teams to make sure those mitigation mechanisms are realistic.
  • Dive into our existing map creation methods and interact with relevant stakeholders to improve those.
  • Dig into all the possible ways our AV uses the map from perception, trajectory generation to prediction.
  • Become an expert in robotics and autonomous systems, ex. Localization, Perception, Prediction, Motion Planning, and Motion Control systems.
  • Be ready to scale up all the above to a product that we plan to release in multiple US and EU cities.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Systems Engineering, Data Science, Software Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science or a related field
  • Ability and will to solve engineering decisions via a data-based approach rather than indefinite whiteboard analysis
  • Strong ‘figure-it-out’ mentality when given complex and ambiguous tasks, requiring decisive & pragmatic engineering. You want to have an impact and you do not wait for a process to exist in order to have this impact
  • Flexible, adaptable mindset, open-minded: we try to solve a problem that has never been solved before. Multiple opinions exist on how to do so but nobody has the absolute truth until it is actually done: you know that and you embrace it, you are open to multiple perspectives
  • Knowledge of systems engineering (requirements, FMEA) is a plus, or at least an interest for it, ex. software engineer with a “big picture” mindset
  • Strong engineering team work skills: you are great at communicating engineering issues to teams with different backgrounds, you first take the time to understand a problem and the existing work prior before coming to a judgement (be it technical or not)

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Jama or a similar requirements management tool is a plus

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 initiative

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 40 open jobs at Argo AI, click here.
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