Staff Systems Engineer

Torc Robotics

Torc Robotics

501-1,000 employees

Self-driving software

Robotics & Automation
Industrial & Manufacturing
AI & Machine Learning

$168800 - $202600

Bonus, Stock Options

Senior, Expert

Remote in USA

Required Skills
  • Degree(s) in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field with relevant experience.
  • PHD with 5+ years of experience.
  • Master of Science degree with 7+ years of experience.
  • Bachelor of Science degree and 10+ years of experience.
  • Systems-level thinking, with underlying engineering knowledge of the complex physical and software systems used in autonomy technologies.
  • Deep experience with all aspects of requirements management for safety-related systems.
  • Solid understanding of industry standards and best practices related to autonomous technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience working according to key industry standards such as Functional Safety (ISO 26262) and Safety Of The Intended Functionality (ISO 21448).
  • Experience with safety analyses such as HAZOP, FMEA, STPA, and FTA.
  • Knowledge in the following disciplines: software engineering, networking, electrical and mechanical systems, system components, and artificial intelligence/machine learning.
  • Position requires occasional travel to Torc locations, government locations, etc. Travel is anticipated to be 15% or less.
  • Certification related to requirements management (e.g. INCOSE, IREB, etc..)
  • Understanding of agile and software development life cycle processes.
  • Excel in critical thinking to identify problems and problem-solving and analytical thinking to solve complex safety issues.
  • Understanding and experience applying safety data and statistical methods to develop criteria and thresholds.
  • Derive safety-related product requirements based on industry standards, regulations, best practices, industry working groups, and the state-of-the-art for autonomous driving.
  • Coordinate internal and external teams and partners to ensure all safety-related aspects of the autonomy ecosystem are captured, rigorously reviewed, and have complete vertical and horizontal traceability.
  • Ensure all safety-related product requirements are captured and addressed in the Safety Case.
  • Analyze complex problems and apply fundamental engineering principles to derive solutions.
  • Define metrics and contribute to the development of the Safety Case including tracking of Safety Performance Indicators.
  • Lead reviews of safety artifacts applying appropriate level of rigor to review process.
  • Present solutions for safety-related topics to internal safety review boards.
  • Work with internal business partners such as the Systems Engineering team to establish alignment on safety processes and methods.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Blacksburg, Virginia



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



A competitive compensation package that includes a bonus component and stock options

100% paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees

401K plan with a 6% employer match

Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation (available immediately after start date)

Company-wide holiday office closures

AD+D and Life Insurance