Argo AI was founded to tackle one of the most challenging applications in computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence with self-driving vehicles. Argo AI is developing and deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to help build safe and efficient self-driving vehicles that enable these transformations and more. The challenges are significant, but we are a team that believes in tackling hard, meaningful problems to improve the world. 

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.

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 Supplier Development Engineer will work with external suppliers and internal teams 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:

  • Engage with suppliers and internal teams on external lidar development programs
  • Establish supplier end-of-line test criteria and engage with supplier on implementation, correlation, and monitoring
  • Draft and maintain engineering documentation defining functional requirements, statements of work, and test specifications
  • Review and assess supplier design proposals, manufacturing processes, and test plans, and provide feedback and recommendations to mitigate risk
  • Work closely with supplier engineers on problem solving investigations, and proactively communicate and coordinate with internal teams as issues arise
  • Drive troubleshooting, failure analysis, root cause, and corrective action for lidar issues discovered in the vehicle fleet
  • Execute testing and data analysis of lidar prototypes in lab and on-vehicle
  • Design and develop new test setups to collect data and characterize lidar performance in the lab and on vehicles
  • Benchmark prototype lidar products and keep abreast of new product developments and trends
  • Compile reports and summaries of findings from supplier engagement, including risk and mitigation plans
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners in perception software, vehicle interfaces, and systems engineering on evaluation and qualification of automotive lidar systems

What we’re looking for:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a related field
  • Strong technical understanding of lidar first principles
  • Familiarity with lidar performance metrics like range accuracy and probability of detection
  • Demonstrated success in managing supplier development programs
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, stimulate and energize suppliers
  • Experience working with automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs a plus
  • Experience writing concise, clear, and detailed engineering documentation
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Hands-on experience with sensor hardware in a design, integration, or testing role
  • 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
  • Prefer candidates with Python and/or Matlab skills, with experience in point cloud analysis
  • 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

At Argo AI, we have a strong emphasis on creating a highly effective team environment. Thus, we seek candidates that can work effectively with others across a broad range of disciplines.

Argo AI is an equal opportunity employer that believes in diversity as a strength and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We know it takes competitive benefits to fuel a team that works hard and enjoys the challenge. At Argo AI, you can expect stellar perks to support your best self: 

  • High-quality individual and family health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks
  • Free onsite or adjacent parking
  • Commuter reimbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Professional development reimbursement

Argo AI is a LinkedIn Top 50 Startup

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