Staff Systems Engineer, Tech Lead

| Blacksburg, VA, USA | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 168,800-202,600 Annually
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About the Company

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.

Meet the team:

The Product Engineering and Release (PEaR) organization is responsible for deploying a product release and design ecosystem to enable safe, secure, and iterative product delivery streams. PEaR accomplishes this task by building a digital thread based on the V-model and leveraging large scale data to drive our development.

What you will do: 

TORC is looking for an experienced staff engineer to foster and grow the technical solutions of our Requirements and Test Specification (RaTS) organization. This role will play a pivotal role in the success of the organization, and comes with high visibility, responsibility, and technical impact. 

This person should be a self-starter, who is curious, creative, pragmatic, and solution oriented. A strong technical foundation in Systems Engineering and Safety Engineering. This individual will need to collaborate with individual contributors and teams of various backgrounds, across all levels of the organization, to solve problems both in the RaTS department and across the overall technical product.

  • Technical Strategy Development. The Tech Lead IC is expected to identify and highlight upcoming technical risks and gaps that support the product roadmap, and contribute to tech strategy forums and workshops.
  • Translate and decompose the technical strategy into tangible, clear projects and acceptance criteria for requirement and architecture development.
  • Oversee, guide and mentor the systems engineering technical leads (“Groups ICs”) to set the standards of highest-level technical excellence and rigor within the RaTS department.  Guide group engineers, assisting in their technical growth and fostering a culture of learning, development, and product delivery.
  • The Tech Lead IC is expected to be an expert in at least one key technology area, along with breadth. The expectation is that the Tech Lead IC can seamlessly transition a project across all systems departments. Thus, the Tech Lead IC is able to execute a project as a self-starter and deliver rich, detailed deliverables that are well thought-out and well integrated.
  • Prevent technical silos. The Tech Lead IC is able to see the “big picture” for systems projects. As such the Tech Lead IC is expected to:
  • Foresee disconnects across the systems teams
  • Identify team miscommunications
  • Prevent work duplication
  • Work with the Principal Community on alignment of technical risks and architectural reviews.
  • Participate in design reviews, providing constructive feedback to ensure high-quality solutions that adhere to established standards and practices.
  • Participate in project planning and collaborate with technical product managers on the priorities and expectations of the proposed solutions.
  • Stay up to date with the latest industry trends, technologies and best practices for potential integration with existing solutions.

What You'll need to succeed:

  • Master's degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or related field and:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in engineering or related field with preference for complex hardware and software systems, real world robotics applications, automotive applications, trucking specific applications, and safety critical systems
  • Refined technical communication skills, written and verbal, that scale to a diverse workforce
  • Proficiency in autonomous systems and system design methodologies
  • Proficiency in hardware and software verification and validation 
  • Concrete understanding of the principles and practices of functional safety, with preference to multiple industry experiences
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze and debug complex hardware and software system issues
  • Excellent ability to align technical objectives to business values and articulate the associated business value of technical work
  • Strong time management and organization skills to plan, develop, prioritize effectively, and maintain competing demands simultaneously with frequent interruptions and in fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving software/hardware infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of software development best practices is required
  • Continuing technical education and training with a passion for knowledge in the field of study to maintain the highest level of knowledge, ingenuity, and creative thinking
  • Position requires transportation. Willing to travel up to 20% to US or EU locations. Ability to obtain a passport and appropriate documents are required
  • Systems thinker and team player
  • Excellent technical judgment and intuition
  • An organized and proactive approach
  • Ability to collaborate closely with other teams
  • Ability to explain complex technical issues and justify solutions with data
  • Good soft skills and the ability to positively influence others

Bonus Points!

  • Ph.D. degree preferred
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is preferred
  • Working knowledge of machine learning industry best practices is preferred
  • History of software development is preferred
  • Experience in writing safety certified code is preferred
  • History of working across large teams and engineering organizations in a technical capacity is preferred
  • Working understanding of vehicle dynamics and control theory is preferred

    Perks of Being a Full-time Torc’r  

    Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and future. Our culture is collaborative, energetic, and team focused. Torc offers:     

    • A competitive compensation package that includes a bonus component and stock options   
    • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees     
    • 401K plan with a 6% employer match   
    • Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation (available immediately after start date)  
    • Company-wide holiday office closures   
    • AD+D and Life Insurance 

Hiring Range for Job Opening 

US Pay Range

$168,800$202,600 USD

At Torc, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We celebrate the uniqueness of our Torc’rs and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or disabilities.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed for this opportunity, we encourage you to apply. We’re always looking for those that are hungry, humble, and people smart and your unique experience may be a great fit for this role or others.

More Information on Torc Robotics
Torc Robotics operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in Blacksburg, VA, Albuquerque, NM and Austin, TX. Torc Robotics was founded in 2005. It has 500 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Friends outside of work, Intracompany committees, Daily sync, Open door policy and OKR operational model. To see all 9 open jobs at Torc Robotics, click here.
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