The future of transportation is automated. Automated travel will be safer, more comfortable, more efficient, and a powerful economic enabler for our communities. However, automating driving is a massively complex engineering challenge, requiring vehicles to navigate social norms, regional traffic patterns, unpredictable weather incidents, and a host of anomalous events. While billions of dollars have been spent trying to solve this problem, a comprehensive answer remains frustratingly elusive. The final answer lies with roadway infrastructure.

Join us in building the roads of the future. Cavnue, which in April 2022 announced the closing of its Series A at $130M, is bridging technology and road infrastructure to realize a safer, more efficient, and more accessible future for automated transportation. Cavnue’s experienced team sits at the intersection of technology, infrastructure, and government—working together to develop and deploy the world’s most advanced roads. We are incorporating physical and digital infrastructure that unlocks the full spectrum of capabilities of current and future automated vehicle technologies. We believe in a world in which road infrastructure shares in the complexity of autonomy and becomes a core part of the solution instead of being another problem to solve.

The Role:

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be a critical part of Cavnue’s Systems Engineering team, a rapidly growing and vital function within the organization. You can lead the definition, development, testing, verification, and validation of large parts of our end-to-end system. You will work with a world-class team of engineering, operations, and product leaders to help deliver on Cavnue’s mission. If you are a hands-on engineering leader with experience in engineering requirements across multiple disciplines, carrying out trade studies, developing architectures, and leading the integration and testing of large systems, we’d love to meet you!

Role overview: 

  • Lead the development and management of system-level engineering requirements in partnership with product and multidisciplinary engineering teams. 
  • Collaborate with Project Leads and clients to guarantee Cavnue's systems fulfill customer demands and that requirements are captured thoroughly and accurately. 
  • In collaboration with Systems Engineering Leads, Business Development, Product Management, and Engineering teams, create Concepts of Operations and System Architectures. 
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to create system models and conduct trade studies to optimize system-level decisions.
  • Specify and track Verification & Validation activities to ensure comprehensive requirements coverage and traceability. 
  • Promote collaboration across varied cross-functional teams, aligning efforts with the overarching technology strategy and product roadmap.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or closely related fields. Relevant professional experience may be considered as an alternative.
  • At least 6+ years of Systems Engineering experience, preferably with knowledge in one or more of the following: Autonomous Vehicles, Optics, Distributed Software Systems, Automotive, Robotics, or Aerospace.
  • Demonstrated success in bringing new features or products to market through the entire Systems Engineering V model lifecycle.
  • Experience in collaborating across various engineering domains, with a preference for those who have worked on entire systems or multiple subsystems.
  • Proficiency in conducting trade studies, system modeling, and analyzing complex data sets is required. 
  • Experience in creating Concept of Operations and other Systems Engineering artifacts for external parties.
  • Familiarity with Requirements Management tools, preferably JAMA 

Bonus Points

  • Previous early-stage startup experience
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields.
  • Familiarity with Monte Carlo simulation, statistics, and basic probability theory
  • Formal certifications in Systems Engineering.
  • Experience engineering safety-critical and/or high-reliability systems
  • Understanding of or experience applying safety and quality standards, including ISO26262, ISO/PAS 21448:2019, ASIL Decomposition, and ISO9001, is preferred.

Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the location(s) listed below and is the range Cavnue reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position, taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education, and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors. Actual pay may vary based on these factors and geography.

Remote - $145,000 – $196,000

Additional Compensation: The successful candidate may be eligible to participate in Cavnue's equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs. (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.) Note: Cavnue's benefit, compensation, and incentive programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, and Disability insurance
  • 401(k) with 4% company contribution
  • Parental, childbirth, and adoption leave
  • Fertility and Infertility coverage benefits
  • Wellness perks including access to on-demand primary care, virtual health appointments, and online mental health therapy
  • Home office reimbursement policy
  • Generous PTO policy, including paid year-end holiday shutdown 
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Top-of-the-line equipment for our team members!

We are building an incredible team of employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that great work can occur anywhere and are open to considering candidates who meet our needs who reside outside our geographic footprint. We also value the impact that can result from co-located teams and some roles may require regular presence in one of our offices.

Cavnue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Cavnue are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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