Autonomous Vehicle System Map Specialist 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:

We are building a high-performance team that is excited by complex engineering challenges and is passionate about making transportation safer, more affordable and accessible for all. Vehicle Operations’ essential function at Argo is to safely execute the test and road operations initiatives set forth by our engineering team. Vehicle Operations consists of a team of experts who understand Argo’s underlying vehicle technology and programs. The team then uses that information to effectively manage efforts to meet our mileage and performance goals. These programs will provide detailed feedback to our engineering team on how our vehicles are performing.

What you’ll do: 

  • The Autonomous Vehicle System Map Specialist (AVSMS) will be responsible for operating Argo’s autonomous vehicle system (AVS) on public roads and on closed courses to perform in-vehicle mapping tasks as part of the overall map build cycle
  • Undergo a selective training program that educates and establishes expectations for manual driving fundamentals, LS (driving) skills for autonomous operation and disengagement, and RS (co-driving) skills for autonomous operation, routing, and map evaluation/assessment
  • Safely operate an Autonomous Vehicle (AV) in both the LS and the RS to perform data collection and map inspection missions in both manual and autonomous mode
  • Perform at-desk map data inspection tasks to track and escalate real world change to Argo’s maps

What you'll need to succeed:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent with two years of employment experience required
  • Must have valid driver’s license and ability to meet Argo’s minimum driving record requirements, as verified by Motor Vehicle Record background checks prior to hire and periodically thereafter
  • Ability to monitor and test software via laptop in a moving vehicle and type proficiently
  • Experience in a professional work environment where safety, honesty, procedure and/or software testing are emphasized 
  • Strong desire to learn new skills related to technology and software
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to span a large and varied workforce
  • Detail oriented mindset with a focus on safety and procedure
  • Ability to work in close quarters in a professional manner for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to pass ten-panel drug screen and criminal background checks conducted prior to employment
  • Ability to travel to remote offices and test facilities as needed

Nice to haves:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Previous mapping/GIS experience preferred

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 38 open jobs at Argo AI, click here.
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