Company: Argo AI GmbH

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:

At Argo AI, simulation based testing is a core part of daily life and runs at a massive scale. We in the Virtual Test Tools (VTT) team own this overall capability and are responsible for its design, implementation, and stability. We pride ourselves with providing best-in-class tooling and infrastructure to Systems Engineers, Autonomy Developers and Test and Verification Specialists. We collaborate with this diverse set of stakeholders, and play a central role in shaping Argo’s validation concept. Our products test the autonomy stack by enabling the replay and re-simulation of fleet logs, the injection of faults, the quick creation of scenarios, and the efficient running of simulations that are equipped with multi-fidelity models.

The ideal candidate has strong C++ software engineering skills and experience building scalable software. Practical examples include developing testing frameworks, testing infrastructure, distributed Real-Time Systems and Validation & Verification strategies.

What you’ll do: 

  • Design and implement actor models/behaviors, geometric/kinematic algorithms and 3D worlds to replicate real world traffic situations in simulation
  • Contribute to the enhancement of our Software-in-the-Loop framework, simulation infrastructure and system monitoring
  • Work with Simulation, Perception, Robotics and Infrastructure engineers to improve the accuracy of our simulation models
  • Be the go-to technical point of contact for the critical parts of our core simulation infrastructure that you will own
  • Work in a team of 20+ talented engineers located in Europe and in the United States
  • Participate in architectural and design discussions, presenting proposals and recommendations to senior management
  • Analyze the simulation results in cooperation with distributed teams

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field
  • 4+ years of experience developing with modern C++ and Python applications
  • Experience working with POSIX compliant operating systems
  • Desire to work collaboratively, rather than competitively
  • A strong analytical problem solving mindset
  • Good understanding of basic algorithms and data structures
  • Basic understanding of some/all of the following concepts : kinematics, vector math, 3D spatial reasoning, computational geometry, procedural modeling, agent-based simulation, behavior modeling and optimization techniques

Nice to have:

  • Experience with automotive and middleware protocols
  • Passion to build elegant software systems
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to think outside-the-box in high pressure situations
  • Strong communication, task-prioritization and teamwork skills
  • Passion to learn new technologies
  • Visualization and visual debugging skills

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 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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