Autonomous Vehicles Software Engineer - PhD University Graduate

Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition

Software Engineering
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2023

About Applied

Autonomy is one of the leading technological advances of this century that will come to impact our lives. The work you’ll do at Applied will meaningfully accelerate the efforts of the top autonomy teams in the world. At Applied, you will have a unique perspective on the development of cutting-edge technology while working with major players across the industry and the globe.

Applied Intuition provides software solutions to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale. The company’s suite of simulation, validation, and drive log management software enables development teams to create thousands of scenarios in minutes, run simulations at scale, and verify and validate algorithms for production deployment. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Munich, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo, Applied consists of software, robotics, and automotive experts with experiences from top global companies. Leading autonomy programs and 17 of the top 20 global OEMs use Applied’s solutions to bring autonomy to market faster.

About the role

We are looking for an PhD new graduate Autonomous Vehicles Software Engineer with strong robotics and software expertise to design and develop the software architecture of an initial AV stack. This engineer will play a critical role in shaping the technical direction of this new project in the defense space.

At Applied, you will:

  • Map autonomous customer use cases and ODD into specific system capabilities and functional requirements
  • Enable design decisions on software architecture based on industry best practices in autonomous technology development
  • Work with domain experts to support implementation of key components of the required system from perception through controls
  • Work with customer teams to ensure that the platform under development can be deployed on target hardware
  • Guide autonomous platform verification and validation strategies to ensure system quality

We're looking for someone who has:

  • A PhD in robotics or a closely related field
  • Experience in autonomous vehicle system design including familiarity with different technologies and tradeoffs involved in selecting options
  • Experience developing and shipping AV software
  • Experience using simulation tools to support AV development

Nice to have:

  • Expertise in methods and tools for engineering design, verification and validation, or a similar related areas
  • Deep expertise with specific modules of systems (eg. perception) to effectively contribute towards building that capability
  • Experience integrating common vendors of AV technology
  • Knowledge of common production considerations including middleware and performance constraints
  • Exposure to hardware systems and design tradeoffs required to deploy software on customer platforms

The salary range for this position is $65,000 USD to $400,000 USD annually. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on the Company's compensation practices.

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles that involve close contact with Company employees or other third parties on the Company's premises, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. The Company will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis taking into account the particular position.

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