Velodyne Lidar provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Our lidar technology has revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security applications.

We are working on an exciting new challenge to build out our data management infrastructure. Our team is looking for a hands-on lead architect, who is a passionate, self-motivated individual with strong in-depth knowledge of data storage/retrieval architecture, database design/optimization, and software methodologies.

If you are looking for a fulfilling and challenging career architecting and developing the latest data management systems, infrastructures, and tools, then this position is for you!

Specific Job Requirements:

  • You will be responsible for architecting, developing, and maintaining in-house core database infrastructures for storage, retrieval, and visualization of R&D, EVT and Production data.
  • You will work closely with multidisciplinary teams on roadmaps, definitions, architectures, and tools for a robust scalable data collection infrastructure.
  • You will develop detailed plans, requirements, and participate with both internal and external development teams to deliver on the agreed milestones.
  • Your tasks will also include being the technical expert and providing ongoing training and support on the existing systems and platforms.

Required Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics or related field; or 8 years and a Master’s degree;
  • Expert knowledge of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle.
  • Experience in architecting complex data collection infrastructure for big data collection and retrieval using multiple database types such as SQL, NoSQL, Cloud, Columnar, Object-oriented.
  • Strong proficiency preferred in C#, C++, Python, and object-oriented design skills.
  • Disciplined in coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Proficiency and discipline in using issue tracking and source control tools such as Git, Bamboo/Jenkins, Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket or equivalent.

PreferredEducationand ExperienceRequirements:

  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in supporting scalable, high availability, mission-critical database environments. A solid understanding of design robustness, replication and failover is required.
  • Experience working with hyper-scale cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and developing saleable database environments in virtual computing environments would be advantageous.
  • Experience in deploying software across a variety of platforms and operating systems. Working on multi-platform environments such as Windows and Unix/Linux would be a plus
  • Strong written and communication skills to be able to adapt the presentation of complex designs and ideas to developers, vendors, and the leadership team.
  • Experience working with test measurement equipment, robotic automation, and optical systems is a plus.

Velodyne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age or other legally protected status.

Note to all recruitment agencies: Velodyne Lidar does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our career page or any Velodyne employees. Velodyne is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes.


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