DoorDash Labs is an independent team within DoorDash. We explore robotics and automation to transform last mile logistics in the long term. If you have a passion for applying robotics solutions in a service used by millions of people, then we want to talk to you!

We’re hiring software engineers to develop best in class teleoperation software to assist our autonomy systems. In this role, you’ll work with multiple stakeholders including Product, Engineering (hardware and software), and Operations on a variety of projects across the autonomy space. You’ll be designing and implementing the user experience for operators to assist our robots to safely navigate complex situations.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

  • Define technical requirements, design, and test systems to remotely control our self-driving robots safely
  • Systematically test and implement improvements to our teleoperator experience
  • Triage issues by identifying failure modes and behavior patterns to develop insights that feed back into the development cycle
  • Create dashboards and communicate safety statuses and insights
  • Plan out, roadmap and grow our teleoperation capabilities and team as our robot is hardened, scaled, and certified

We're excited about you because you have...

  • Understanding of different aspects of human performance issues and mitigations for remotely operating robots, especially self-driving vehicles
  • BS/MS degree in Robotics, Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering, or Computer Science/Systems, Math, Physics, or related technical field
  • 5+ years developing software in small teams with experience in C++
  • 1+ years experience in building UI/UX with a focus on graphical user interfaces 
  • Industry experience with 3D graphics
  • Experience working with Linux operating systems

Nice to Haves

  • Experience designing solutions to manage the effects of variable latency, variable bandwidth, and packet loss on task performance and workload for remote driving scenarios
  • Experience with software/hardware failure scenarios of highly autonomous vehicles
  • Experience with driving simulation, predictive displays, driver-support systems, sensor/perception augmented displays, and representation of uncertain information
  • Experience with Human-Robot Interaction for motion planning
  • Unity 3D or Unreal Engine development, 3D rendering, GPU coding experience
  • Familiarity with requirements for teleoperation for autonomous vehicle testing

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods. 

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

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We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel. 

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