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 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 you'll need to succeed:

  • 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

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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