Who we are:

Argo AI is in the business of building self-driving technology you can trust. With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world’s largest automakers, we’re building self-driving technology that is engineered to scale globally and transform mobility for millions. 

Talented individuals join our team because they share our purpose to make it safe, easy, and enjoyable for everyone to get around cities. We aspire to impact key industries that move people and goods, from ride hailing to deliveries.

Meet the team:

The Sensors Hardware team at Argo is responsible for defining and delivering the sensing systems that enable our self driving system to perceive the world. The External Lidar engineer will work with a team of engineers on requirements definition, test development, performance evaluation, and deployment of advanced automotive lidar systems that serve as critical inputs to Argo’s self-driving system. External lidar engineers work with a cross-functional team of Argo hardware and software engineers as well as outside suppliers to actualize designs and bring them into production.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners in perception software, vehicle interfaces, and systems engineering to define functional requirements for automotive lidar systems
  • Develop and execute methods for verification and validation of lidar systems
  • Design and develop new test setups to collect data and characterize lidar performance in the lab and on vehicles
  • Write code to analyze lidar point cloud data and simulate lidar performance
  • Conduct trade studies, benchmark prototype lidar hardware, and keep abreast of new product developments and trends
  • Work with contract engineering and contract manufacturing partners to guide and optimize design of lidar architecture
  • Review and analyze lidar performance data from suppliers
  • Drive failure analysis and debug efforts related to lidar bring-up and deployment on fleet vehicles
  • Draft and maintain engineering documentation defining functional requirements, statements of work, and test specifications

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a related field
  • Hands-on experience with sensor hardware in a design, integration, or testing role
  • Strong Python and/or Matlab skills, with experience in point cloud analysis desired
  • Strong understanding of lidar first principles
  • Familiarity with lidar performance metrics like range accuracy and probability of detection
  • Experience writing concise, clear, and detailed engineering documentation
  • Experience developing design requirements, conducting trade studies, executing design analysis / simulation, integrating prototypes, conducting verification / validation testing, debugging design failures, and deploying designs to production
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Prefer candidates with experience working with lidar data for perception applications
  • Prefer candidates with experience working in a Linux environment
  • Prefer candidates with experience in functional testing, reliability testing, and qualification of opto-mechanical or opto-electrical systems
  • Prefer candidates with experience with hardware components for robotics / automotive systems
  • Passion for solving challenging, impactful problems
  • A record of owning projects successfully and working in a fast paced environment

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 
  • Paid medical leave
  • 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 late 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,000-person strong company with strategic partnerships with two of the world’s leading automakers: Ford and Volkswagen. Our self-driving system is the first with commercial deployment plans for Europe and the U.S., and thanks to an ability to tap into both automakers’ global reach, our technology platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any self-driving technology to date.

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.

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