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About the role:

The Senior Hardware Engineer will lead advanced LiDAR design and development projects for our Autonomous Vehicles..

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Develop, validate, and test physics-based models of electro-optical sensors and sensor suites to ensure that we can drive safely in scoped weather, operational, and environmental conditions.
  • Develop and validate component-level specifications
  • Work with AV integrity to develop subsystem and system level specs
  • Derive operational constraints based on sensor degradation and work with systems and AV Integrity to implement
  • Develop methodologies to improve system performance while reducing cost, latency, and improve reliability
  • Drive sensor system strategies to meet performance and business goals.
  • Keep abreast of upcoming & latest sensor technologies
  • Active participant in new sensor R&D analysis
  • Gain a solid understanding of current and future AV software as it relates to the use of sensor data

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with sensor hardware in a design, integration or testing role
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to decompose complex engineering problems and systems into manageable chunks
  • Understand the complexities of scaling a technically sophisticated product including: demonstrated knowledge of technology development processes, ability to direct allocation of resources and staff, balancing technical requirements schedule and risk, and procedural and safety compliance
  • Proven ability to provide technical leadership, program direction and mentorship.
  • Proficiency with data analysis tools and programming languages such as Python / C++ /Matlab.

Bonus Points!

  • Previous experience shipping a complex system at scale, while working in a highly cross-functional, interdisciplinary engineering team
  • Experience with automotive industry sensors
  • Familiarity with processing large sized test results (statistical analysis)
  • Experience with sensor calibration
  • Experience with computer system architecture and high-speed communication standards
  • Exposure to firmware design and/or real-time systems

Perks of being a Cruiser:

While doing meaningful work is the best perk of all, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our robot cars go:

  • The opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications
  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401k Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals
  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
  • Paid parental leave so you can spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family’s fleet
  • Health and Wellness reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays
  • State of the art equipment for your workstation
  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

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