Senior/Staff System Engineer. Autonomy

Posted on 6/5/2024

Gatik AI

Gatik AI

51-200 employees

Autonomous B2B short-haul logistics network

AI & Machine Learning
Consumer Goods
Industrial & Manufacturing
Robotics & Automation


Mountain View, CA, USA

  • 8+ years experience writing and managing requirements for complex systems with a hardware and software aspect
  • Experience with requirements management and (model based) systems engineering tools such as Jama, SysML, ANSYS Medini, DOORS, etc.
  • Deep technical experience with complex, safety-critical systems following SE best practices
  • Hands-on experience with latest AV technologies and debugging complex systems that involve sensors, compute, networking, etc. that interface with various vehicle subsystems
  • Experience with designing and deploying test setups on the bench, HiL, and/or the vehicle
  • Ability to communicate effectively with subject matter experts for deriving and capturing requirements
  • Excellent organization skills in helping cross-disciplinary teams collaborate, communicate and deliver together
  • Experience in systems standards such as IEEE 29148, ISO 15288, 42010, IEC 24748, and functional safety IEC 61508, ISO 26262, DO178 or similar
  • Experience validating systems in following industry standards and best practices for performance and safety such as ISO, IEC, FMVSS, SAE, AVSC, etc.
  • Deep understanding of vehicle system architectures and autonomous systems that would meet world-leading AV standards
  • Relevant certifications in FuSa, CySe, Systems Engineering or equivalent
  • Establish model-based system engineering (MBSE) and methodologies for requirements management
  • Allocate functional and performance requirements, making sure they cascade down to the various stakeholders and abstraction levels of the system
  • Provide comprehensive advance systems expertise in integrating and bringing architecture changes and component revisions, thus ensuring that new configurations work as expected
  • Responsible for writing test cases and executing systems integration tests at different abstraction levels of the system such as Hardware in Loop (HiL), Vehicle in Loop (ViL)
  • Manage requirements across the V-cycle establishing traceability with product, design, performance, implementation, hardware, software, and verification & validation teams
  • Collaborate with internal hardware and software teams and external vendors to ensure requirements are consistently met and the desired functionality achieved
  • Hands-on vehicle bring up of in-house high compute ECUs and full autonomy sensor suite for data collection and logging
  • Build, implement, and run test benches with proprietary or industry-standard tools to evaluate, document and identify problems with hardware-software integration
  • Lead and drive debugging of the HW/SW issues to closure. Identify and work with key cross-functional partners to root cause and provide resolution
  • Implement systems engineering processes cross-functionally with other teams including review & support of requirements, and evaluate architecture robustness
  • Inform system design decisions across hardware, software and other functional blocks of the AV systems according to established industry standards and best practices
  • Triage system software bugs & defects and investigate perceived issues, escalating when appropriate and driving to resolution
  • Update and suggest changes to upstream processes and/or code after root cause investigation in collaboration with domain SMEs
  • Establish and take ownership of end-to-end automation of manual tests and come up with clear KPIs, metrics and quality benchmarks to support statistical validation
  • Work closely with software developers, systems engineers, and other internal and/or external stakeholders to ensure that design and implementation are in sync

Gatik is an autonomous delivery network specializing in optimizing B2B short-haul logistics through structured autonomy, utilizing a fleet of light and medium duty trucks, including Class 3-6 autonomous box trucks, to move goods from micro-fulfillment centers to pick-up points. The company's technologies enable the optimization of hub-and-spoke operations for top retailers and strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Isuzu, Goodyear, Ryder, and Cummins.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Mountain View, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Very competitive salaries and stock options

Medical, dental and vision benefits which go above and beyond

Company building events throughout the year, including an annual company retreat

Pet friendly offices

Catered lunches and snacks throughout the week

Stunning, spacious offices in the US and Canada