The Application Engineer is responsible for the overall maintenance and operations of our Application Portfolio, primarily focused on our hardware and software engineering applications. The individual will be a part of our IT Applications team. The Application Engineer will work with various business units to plan, direct, configure, integrate, maintain, upgrade, and continuously monitor and improve our application portfolio and help with application rationalization. This includes identifying and responding to feature enhancements, incidents, problems and planning for growth. The Application Engineer shall coordinate to deploy the release of new technologies and well as design, install, configure, test and maintain the applications. The Application Engineer must possess good communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with both business, DevOps, and IT departments.

The Motional Pittsburgh office is located in the new Hazelwood Green development at 4734 Second Avenue, a culmination of the city’s goal of restoring an economic driver to the neighborhood in a thoughtful, inclusive, and sustainable way. With views along the Monongahela river, the Pittsburgh office is in the heart of this new state of the art development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement solutions that are required to help Motional operate as a stand alone entity. This means planning and implementing applications specific for Motional and performing integrations
  • Act as technical liaison between business units, IT resources, and vendors to provide insight into our application portfolio
  • Assess the interactions and interfaces between applications, databases, and middleware systems to identify and address gaps in functional coverage
  • Support product engineers in onboarding applications that are fit for purpose, cost-effective, and include the optimal selection of implementation technologies and practices
  • Assist in supporting the underlying solutions utilized for Motional DevOps environment and working with the DevOps teams to provide a highly available and scalable system for our global engineering team
  • Develop and maintain data integration, ETL, automation and reporting applications (such as APIs, Dashboards, Workflows, etc)
  • Investigate and help develop business cases for improved Business Process Management and appropriate modules/workflows
  • Create and maintain technical documentation including data & workflows, user documentation, and master data management
  • Assist users in training and operation of the solutions
  • Managing software licensing process and tracking license requirements, utilization and capacity
  • Provide support for various engineering applications and ensure smooth and reliable operation
  • Coordinates enhancements, updates, upgrades and patches to ensure applications are maintained, running properly and protected from vulnerabilities and other security threats. Ensures users are kept informed of changes on a timely basis. Assists in testing prior to going live.
  • Performance Optimization - Monitors and reports on processes, uptime, performance, utilization and capacity of technologies. Alerts management of less than desirable results and suggests action to remedy.
  • Troubleshooting - Troubleshoot moderately complex support problems and provide timely resolution. Analyze failures and implement short or long-term corrective actions.
  • Adheres to company policies and industry standards on compliance, information security and confidentiality.
  • Identifies, remediates and documents improvements to IT processes.
  • Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • Passionate about automation, leveraging scripts to simplify system deployment, elasticity, and make systems fully available with business continuity and disaster recovery.

Required Skills

  • In depth knowledge of engineering applications (like Polarion, CATIA, MatLab), API/microservices, and database configuration and management
  • Familiarity with AWS and associated toolsets (Terraform, Packer, Chef/Puppet, etc)
  • BS/BA in computer science, information technology or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years in a related
  • Results oriented, high energy and self-motivated.
  • Excellent communication both written and oral, in English
  • Planning and organization
  • Responsibilities may require evening and weekend work.
  • Strong scripting skills are a plus
Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.
Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industry’s largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world’s first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world’s most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.
Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the US and Asia. For more information, visit and follow us on TwitterLinkedInFacebookInstagram and YouTube.
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