Autonomous Vehicle Software Engineer

Golden, CO

Posted: 03/25/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: IT Job Number: JOS000008532

The Autonomous Vehicle Software Engineer will report to the Chief Software Engineer and provide engineering support for vehicle autonomy software through all phases of the company’s pilot and deployment programs. This position will be responsible for the design, development, and testing for all aspects of vehicle autonomy-related functions, including robotics, perception, motion planning, sensor fusion, and SLAM.  
We’re searching for a talented C++ software developer with a track record of demonstrated high achievement who can a) write software modules from a set of specifications; b) implement module interfaces; c) review bug reports, track bugs to a subsystem, identify corner cases, and work within the team to propose fixes. 
This position requires exceptional software engineering skills – you will be responsible for helping build and support autonomous vehicle systems that redefine large enterprise supply chains and boast safe, error-free, and effective operational performance. 

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Develop algorithms and autonomy software modules and libraries with responsibility for the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, source code implementation, unit test, integration, and system test 
  • Create perception approach for classifying obstacle types (vehicle, truck, pedestrian etc.) 
  • Travel and perform field work, depending on initial customer locations (up to 25%) 

Required qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or electrical/electronics engineering 
  • C++ expertise – either professionally or via academic coursework 
  • Background or familiarity with at least one of the following: a) ROS/software for ground robotic systems; b) sensor processing/perception; c) planning; d) embedded software development 
  • Experience working on a team in a Linux environment and targeting embedded deployment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Exceptional analytical skills 
  • Sterling references 

Ideal qualifications 

  • Familiarity with, and/or prior use of: 
  • Experience with robotics software engineering, autonomous vehicle systems, computer vision, machine learning, and/or planning and controls 
  • Python expertise – either professionally or via academic coursework 
  • Prior use of Git for software version control 
  • Experience with sockets (TCP, UDP) programming 
  • Background in perception and/or motion planning 
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) toolkits for implementation of engineering interfaces and tools 
  • Visualization/graphics frameworks, libraries, and techniques to support engineering tools 
  • FOSS libraries/frameworks such as OpenCV, the Point Cloud Library (PCL), and similar packages 
  • FOSS tools supporting software engineering, such as CMake, continuous integration packages, the Google test framework and others 

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