Company: Argo AI GmbH

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 Autonomy Systems & Safety team at Argo AI is responsible for developing requirements, analyses, V&V plans for multiple autonomy functions. This role is in the sub-team System & Safety Integration, which is responsible for addressing the most unusual or cross-functional of those functions: ex. Mapping or Minimal Risk Maneuvers. To do so, we are self-learners who dive into multiple areas, we use that self-acquired knowledge to align across stakeholders, we make proposals on design decisions, we analyze what can go wrong and do everything to fix it before it happens. We need to come up with creative solutions to address all the problems that can arise, ex., from relying on a map and making sure they don’t happen in practice. We develop functions of which the borders are unclear and we make them clear to drive the organization towards the launch of our product. We also work until the highest abstraction levels of our vehicle by, ex., defining the precise domain of operations of our product for our launch and the intermediate domains to get there.

What you’ll do: 

  • Analyze the impact of maps on the safety of our system.
  • Based on those analyses, derive requirements that make sure our AV is safe no matter what.
  • Work together with software and V&V teams to make sure those mitigation mechanisms are realistic.
  • Dive into our existing map creation methods and interact with relevant stakeholders to improve those.
  • Dig into all the possible ways our AV uses the map from perception, trajectory generation to prediction.
  • Become an expert in robotics and autonomous systems, ex. Localization, Perception, Prediction, Motion Planning, and Motion Control systems.
  • Be ready to scale up all the above to a product that we plan to release in multiple US and EU cities.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Systems Engineering, Data Science, Software Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science or a related field
  • Ability and will to solve engineering decisions via a data-based approach rather than indefinite whiteboard analysis
  • Strong ‘figure-it-out’ mentality when given complex and ambiguous tasks, requiring decisive & pragmatic engineering. You want to have an impact and you do not wait for a process to exist in order to have this impact
  • Flexible, adaptable mindset, open-minded: we try to solve a problem that has never been solved before. Multiple opinions exist on how to do so but nobody has the absolute truth until it is actually done: you know that and you embrace it, you are open to multiple perspectives
  • Knowledge of systems engineering (requirements, FMEA) is a plus, or at least an interest for it, ex. software engineer with a “big picture” mindset
  • Strong engineering team work skills: you are great at communicating engineering issues to teams with different backgrounds, you first take the time to understand a problem and the existing work prior before coming to a judgement (be it technical or not)

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Jama or a similar requirements management tool is a plus

What we offer you:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • 30 vacation days
  • Subsidized daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Global Employee assistance program (Offerings include: work-life balance support, mindfulness programs, life coaching, new parent coaching, and more!)
  • Local and global discount programs
  • 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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