Bringing self-driving vehicles to our roads is the most transformative opportunity of our generation. Aurora is taking a fresh start with the development of self-driving technology, combining excellence in AI, rigorous engineering, and a team with decades of experience building robots that work.
Led by a team of seasoned experts, including three of the world's leaders of self-driving technology, our mission is to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. We are designing the software and hardware to power the transportation of our future that will make our roads safer, give more people access to mobility, and reduce congestion and pollution in cities - improving the quality of life for all. The challenge in what we are endeavoring to achieve is transcendent; we are developing perhaps the world's most complex computing system and asking it to perform the task of transporting and keeping safe our most precious asset: human life.
We're looking for people who are as excited as we are to solve these complex problems and make this tremendous impact on our future, and who want to be surrounded by great people while we do it. Our software engineers work across the self-driving vehicle system, from algorithm design to high-performance embedded work to distributed implementations. We are developing robust, high performance, and highly reliable software.
* Architect and develop highly-reliable embedded software and firmware
* Develop low-level CAN, LIN, FlexRay, and Ethernet drivers
* Develop, debug, and test ethernet and CAN-based bootloaders
* Select, implement, and debug real-time operating systems
* Support hardware engineers with PCB bringup, debugging and testing
* BS/MS or PhD in Computer Science or a related field
* Knowledge of both high- and low-level communication protocols, from I2C and SPI to CAN and TCP/IP Protocols
* Experience with low-level RTOS
* Excellent C or C++ programming, Python and software design skills; expertise in other languages welcome
* Basic knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals to support low level debugging
* Experience with PTP and other Time Sensitive Networking Protocols
* Experience with software development practices for safety critical systems
* Experience porting embedded OS to new microprocessor
* Experience with automotive specific RTOS implementations (QNX, AUTOSAR, OSEK, etc.)
* Experience with basic electronics test equipment, such as multimeters, power supplies, and oscilloscopes
Working at Aurora
Our work has real purpose. Delivering self-driving will improve lives around the world, expanding access to transportation, revitalizing cities, giving people more time back every day.
We're one team. We're inspired by the challenge of what we're solving and the impact our work will have on society. Our camaraderie is built on respect for our work and the fundamental belief our success will be a result of working together.
The Founding Team
Aurora has assembled the most experienced leadership team in the space. Chris Urmson helped lead Carnegie Mellon's efforts in Darpa's Grand Challenges, then was a founding member of Google's self-driving team. Sterling Anderson worked on the tech at MIT before leading Tesla's Autopilot system. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber's autonomy effort. At Aurora, these three continue to bring experts from all areas of the industry to the team. We are funded by some of Silicon Valley's best venture capital firms, including Greylock and Index Ventures.
Aurora works at the intersection of rigorous engineering and applied machine learning to transform the way people and goods move.