Who we are:

Argo AI is a global self-driving products and services company on a mission to make the world’s streets and roadways safe, accessible, and useful for all. Our technology is built to enable commercial services for autonomous delivery and ridesharing in cities. 

With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world’s top consumer brands, we’re working block by block, city by city to empower people and businesses to be more successful. We’re individuals driven by strong values to solve complex problems together. Come join us to reimagine the human journey.

Meet the team:

Engineering complex systems, such as autonomous vehicles, requires a unique combination of broad vision, focus on the details, and the discipline to follow the design between the two. System safety engineers at Argo AI are responsible for addressing how the systems we design maintain safe functionality by design, taking into consideration potential faults, malfunctions, and complex system-level interactions. Successful candidates will be experts in the application of system safety concepts and standards to modern engineered systems. They will be able to apply this expertise to both the hardware and software components of the system. They will also be excellent cross-functional communicators.

What you’ll do: 

  • Work across Argo AI to design safety into our autonomous vehicle systems from the ground up
  • Tackle the topics of functional safety, embedded systems and software safety in a complex system environment
  • Work to define safety architecture, safety concepts and derive requirements from safety analyses
  • Tackle new, non-standard, cross-functional challenges for which you will have to decompose the problems on the fly and drive them to completion even in the absence of standard methods or processes
  • Work with engineering teams from concept through implementation, representing the consideration of safety in the design throughout the process
  • Provide technical safety leadership on elements of significant scope
  • Perform systems & safety analysis activities, including on autonomy-related safety
  • Communicate design considerations and progress with respect to system safety across the engineering organization
  • Communicate effectively to make recommendations and drive consensus amongst all stakeholders (executive team, product, customer, engineering, test)

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field
  • Strong record working in the field of system safety as it relates to hardware, software and system-level design
  • Expertise with ISO-26262, IEC-61508, UL4600 and/or safety critical system design best practices
  • Technical domain knowledge of autonomous vehicles or similar autonomous robotic systems
  • Strong Systems Engineering fundamentals and knowledge of modern systems engineering techniques, tools and processes.
  • Expertise with safety analysis techniques such as FMEA, FTA, and FMEDA
  • Expertise in safety requirement authorship such as functional safety requirements, technical safety requirements, hardware and software safety requirements
  • Hands-on experience in software design patterns and principles of scalable software
  • Experience with embedded software and/or automotive software ecosystems and frameworks
  • Deep knowledge about system software development, operating systems and distributed systems architectures
  • Good understanding of high-performance computing related software infrastructures
  • Experience with requirements management tools such as Jama
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to to communicate complex engineering issues to a diverse team
  • “Doer” mentality: you join Argo because 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
  • Experience applying functional safety concepts to autonomous vehicles and/or high-performance computing a major plus
  • Proven programming skills in the domain of complex systems and networks a major plus
  • Knowledge about GPU-based software concepts and high-bandwidth data processing is a plus

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
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance Program
  • Paid medical leave
  • 30 day ​​paid sabbatical upon 5 years of employment
  • 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 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,700-person strong company with strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading consumer brands. With global headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate in eight cities across the U.S. and Germany in areas where self-driving technology can have the biggest impact on improving safety, traffic, and transportation equity.

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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