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 Argo AI Research and Development Operations team is responsible for early stage design, build, integration, and testing. This includes mechanical design/fabrication, electrical design/fabrication, integration, bring-up and testing of early stage prototype and proof of concept hardware designs. Projects range from bench top test devices to full vehicle upfits.  The team’s work is highly cross functional with project requests from across the hardware, systems, and fleet operations teams.  The team works in multiple Argo office locations to support the local needs of the engineering and fleet teams.  As the R&D Operations Manager you will lead and steer the team’s efforts, coach the team members, and individually own technical execution for some projects.

What you’ll do: 

  • Define technical priorities, contribute to and supervise execution of a fast paced engineering support organization
  • Lead cross functional efforts with the Hardware, Software, and Systems team to design, build, bringup, debug, and manage the self driving system test assets
  • People manager able to bring out the best performance out of highly skilled team members on complex and challenging cross-disciplinary projects
  • Test new hardware implementations and deliver high quality documentation to roll out proven designs across the full vehicle fleet
  • Manage lab facilities across multiple locations

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field preferred
  • Ability to manage and prioritize conflicting objectives across the team and beyond
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Fundamental knowledge of automotive, aviation, or similar platforms.  Including but not limited to: Most recent communications systems, high voltage automotive systems, harnessing, and experience in diagnosing, repairing and maintaining systems
  • Basic knowledge of electrical design and fabrication
  • Experience in mechanical design and fabrication (machining, welding, etc)
  • Experience in conducting verification / validation testing and debugging design failures
  • Good teamwork and communication skills with a diverse team are essential

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with 3D design tools such as SolidWorks, Catia, or other CAD tools
  • Experience with Linux
  • Some Software Development experience. Python preferred
  • 2-5 Years of experience directly managing a team

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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