Director of Electrical Engineering


Tusimple was founded in 2015 with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and AI, Tusimple is working to create the first commercially viable autonomous truck driving platform with L4 (SAE) levels of safety.


Job Description

The Director of Electrical Engineering  will have a well rounded knowledge of microcontrollers for embedded systems, networking, servers, analog circuitry, digital circuitry, EMI and RFI, and DC power.  They will support our R&D Engineers in implementation of these concepts as they apply to the electrical connections and electronic components of our autonomous systems. This is a hands on position and is expected to lead by doing.



  • Oversee electrical system and components of the autonomous systems
  • Select and verify components and connections to adhere to automotive environments and J1455
  • Oversee and manage 3rd party vendors
  • Support verification, validation, and compliance testing
  • Support production in regards to electrical connections and electronic components
  • Prepare electronic hardware requirements, electronic hardware design and FMEA documents
  • Calculate electronic hardware key parameters and WCCA
  • Review and oversee analog and digital designs
  • Oversee and manage network and server requirements for software team needs
  • Lead, manage, motivate and direct the Electrical Engineering (EE) team
  • Responsible for growing and developing staff including EE’s and Technician


Technical Skills


  • Experience with high speed interfaces such as USB3, Gigabit, 10G Ethernet, RGMII, SGMII, FPGA serial transceivers, etc
  • Solid understanding of modern architecture of microprocessors, microcontrollers and GPU architecture with high speed interfaces
  • Experience with communication protocols such as RS-232, RS-422, UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, LIN.
  • Experience with digital video and image processing in camera systems. Familiar with camera interfaces: MIPI/CSI, GMSL1/2, GigE, PoE+ protocols
  • Familiar with signal integrity analysis and simulation environments
  • Familiar with fiber optic networking techniques


  • M.S. or PhD in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering
  • Strong background of embedded system, proficiency in handling modules such as UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, etc.
  • 20 years Electrical Engineering experience
  • Solid understanding of analog and digital circuit analysis
  • Experience developing commercial product to completion in Automotive industry
  • Hands-on experience in designing and debugging electrical circuit
  • Experience designing single board computer systems, preferably ARM based, targeted to mobile environments
  • Experience completing verification, validation, and compliance testing (ISO 16750/ SAE J1455)
  • Have experience in environmental constraints (temp, humidity, and vibration), regulatory compliance and product debug (EMC/EMI, ESD, transients, etc.)
  • Demonstrated PCB design experience (schematic diagram, PCB layout, High speed circuit, WCCA)
  • 5 years of managing a team of 5 or more in the last 5 years
  • Experience directing talented engineering teams and managing multiple simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, motivate, mentor and develop teams
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams managing multiple projects including various development models from internal to contract manufacturing.
  • A practical, “hands-on” approach, with the ability to work in a fast paced and often changing environment

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Truck or Automotive OEM  technology
  • Delivered to production an automotive or aerospace grade ECU
  • Delivered solutions in safety critical environments. Specifically, experience with IEC 61508 and/or ISO 26262
  • Experience in common electronic hardware failure mode in vehicle (Connectors, Power, MOSFET, Relays, etc.)
  • Familiar with EMC design and regulations (ESD/RI/CI/BCI/RE/CE)
  • Experience in CAE (EMC simulation, Thermal simulation)
  • Experience in electronic hardware test (black box, white box, grey box)
  • Experience in embedded software for electronic hardware testing
  • Experience in electronic hardware development process establishment and implementation (ISO 16949 / ASPICE / CMMI)
  • Demonstrated wiring harness design experience (Wiring harness diagram, power balance, connectors)
  • Experience in deterministic vs nondeterministic protocols
  • Experience in distributed vs non-distributed systems


  • Work with world class AI Engineers
  • Shape the landscape of autonomous driving
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Bonus/options/paid vacations/insurance
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Full Kitchen with unlimited snacks and fruits
  • Weekly team happy hour
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance plan
  • Company 401(K) program
  • Company paid life insurance


Tusimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.

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