Who We Are
Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is revolutionizing transportation – making it safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks. Aurora is partnered with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem including Toyota, Volvo, PACCAR, Uber, Uber Freight, FedEx, and U.S. Xpress. Aurora tests its vehicles in the Bay Area, Pittsburgh, and Texas and has offices in those areas as well as in Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA; Louisville, CO; and Detroit, MI. To learn more, visit www.aurora.tech.
We’re searching for a StaffSoftware Engineer to come and join the System Software Architecture (SSA) team at Aurora. As a software engineer in the SSA group at Aurora, you will be responsible for designing, delivering, and maintaining software systems that run onboard our self-driving vehicles. The team works cross functionally with the autonomy group (localization, perception, planning, controls) and the software organization at large, on high-priority, initiatives that need commitment from multiple teams to land successfully. Past projects have included managing onboard latency, improving the fidelity of offline timing models based on on-road data, upgrades to our sensor configuration and reducing tail latencies through deep, system level optimizations. Team members collaborate every day with leading experts in machine learning, sensor development, large-scale software systems, simulation, and robotics and have opportunities for advancing the state of autonomous systems and implementing their own groundbreaking ideas.
As a team, we strive to increase the pace of development and amplify our impact by developing systems and components targeted at critical parts of the self-driving problem. We are involved in efforts in both leadership and support capacities, while bringing a cross-org perspective to the task at hand, and deploying disciplined engineering, evaluation of data, and rigorous testing.
In general, our team exists to catalyze change across the organization toward a more robust, stable and safe Aurora Driver.
In This Role, You Will
- Design, develop, and test onboard software that spans application, middleware, and OS layers.
- Develop tools for increasing the development speed of building software that runs onboard.
- Develop tools for introspection, visualization, and performance analysis.
- Improve the performance of our onboard software through architectural and algorithmic optimizations
- Understand, debug and solve for system level optimization and improvements.
- Experience developing software using C++.
- Strong experience developing in a Linux or Unix environment.
- At least 3 years of experience in a software engineering role
- Experience with Linux performance optimization at the system level.
- Familiarity with Real-Time System concepts
- Software Architecture
- API Development
- Delivery of cross team initiatives
The base range for this position is $189,000 - $302,000. Aurora’s pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, the successful candidate’s starting base pay will be determined based on factors including job-related skills, experience, qualifications, relevant education or training, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future. The successful candidate will also be eligible for an annual bonus, equity compensation, and benefits.
Aurora offers medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and disability insurance. Aurora also provides a 401k plan, various wellness benefits, family planning benefits, FSA and commuter benefits, and professional development resources. The successful candidate may take flexible/reasonable vacation, will receive 11 paid company holidays per year, may take reasonable sick time, and is eligible for paid parental leave. The successful candidate will also receive an equity grant in the form of restricted stock units (subject to vesting requirements), as well as the opportunity to earn an annual bonus. Relocation assistance may be provided where applicable. A further description of available benefits can be found here.
Working at Aurora
At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.
We have offices in 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora.
At the core of everything we do is our commitment to safety. Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and we believe that each employee at Aurora has a role in contributing to safety, every step of the way. Aurora expects commitment to our safety policies from every employee, and seeks candidates who take an active responsibility, can contribute to building an atmosphere of trust, and invest in the organization’s long-term success by prioritizing working safely, no matter what.
We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit. You can find all the latest news on our Blog
Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law.