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Backend Developer

TuSimpleSan Diego, CaliforniaFull-time$128k - $160kOct 13, 2023
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TuSimple is a global autonomous driving technology company headquartered in San Diego, California, with operations in the United States and Asia. Founded in 2015, TuSimple is developing a commercial-ready, fully autonomous (SAE Level 4) driving solution for long-haul heavy-duty trucks. TuSimple aims to transform the $4 trillion global truck freight industry through the company's leading AI technology, which makes it possible for trucks to drive safely autonomously, operate nearly continuously, and reduce fuel consumption by 10%+ relative to manually driven trucks. Global achievements include over 200 Patents, the world's first fully autonomous, 'driver-out' semi-truck run on open public roads in the U.S. and China, and development of the world's first Autonomous Freight Network (AFN).

About the Role: 

TuSimple’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) Team is searching for a Software Development Engineer to work on various back-end projects. You will be developing and maintaining modules such as vehicle systems, embedded systems, simulation systems, and mapping. Your work ensures our algorithm scientists’ research can be successfully transformed into virtual driver software, and then easily deployed on the truck.

You will also collaborate with engineers from different teams to optimize the backend systems to make sure they are efficient, robust and scalable. 

What You Will Do: 

  • Design, develop, test, debug, and deploy software modules in autonomous driving systems, and/or in related platform and tools software.
  • Responsible for integrating multiple modules and systems into one platform
  • Developing and maintaining key integrating tools and monitoring performance 


What You Will Need: 

  • Ability to work in TuSimple’s San Diego Office at least three days per week.
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related major is needed. 
  • At least 2 years of experience in developing production-quality software in Python, C or C++
  • Experience with web frameworks such as Flask, Django.
  • Experience with cloud services, such as AWS
  • Good understanding of containers, build systems, and infrastructure automation
  • Solid knowledge of operating system, distributed system, and networking

What Is Preferred: 

  • Master’s Degree or PhD is highly desirable.
  • At least 2 years of industry experience in Autonomous Driving or Robotics is also preferred. 
  • Familiar with Linux environment and multi-threaded/multi-process programming
  • Development experiences in robotics middleware such as ROS
  • Hands-on experiences in performance profiling, analysis, and optimization



Pay Transparency
Please note: Individual salaries will vary within the following range based on factors such as location, business needs and candidate's skills, education, and experience.

Salary Range
$128,000$160,000 USD

Our Values

  • Partner: We share, collaborate, communicate, and work together with colleagues, customers, and partners.
  • Persevere: We are agile, adaptable, and persist through adversity to achieve objectives and follow through our commitment.
  • Pioneer: We innovate, take informed risks, and set the pace for autonomous freight and its network.
  • Protect: We safeguard the company's people, assets, reputation, partners, and how our innovations impact communities.

Our Benefits

We take pride in providing a robust, well-rounded benefits package available to eligible employees. For this reason, we offer benefits for healthcare, tax savings, well-being, income protection, voluntary benefits and paid holidays such as...

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for your spouse or domestic partner, your dependents, and you 
  • Unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more available
  • Monthly gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly team building budget
  • Free Coursera enterprise account
  • Annual tuition reimbursement 
  • Employer-paid life insurance, long, and short term disability

TuSimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.

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