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Senior Map Engine Engineer

TuSimpleFull-time$176k - $220kSan Diego, CaliforniaOct 6, 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: 

This Senior Map Engine Engineer role is responsible for supporting building engines to support high definition maps of  fully autonomous trucks. Our Mapping Team is responsible for developing and maintaining the underlying software framework that powers map-based services and applications. The engineer will be involved in designing and implementation of spatial data structures,  optimizing the memory footprint and ensuring the timely delivery of spatial queries in the onboard system. The engineer may also work on developing some web services of the mapping pipeline.

What You Will Do:

  • Manage Tusimple’s core map data structure and geospatial query engine
  • Design and implement data structure and representation for onboard algorithm modules
  • Design and implement module in map generation pipeline
  • Help improve our engineering process and software quality by participating in engineering design reviews, code reviews, unit tests, CI/CD process, etc.
  • Collaborate with other engineering  teams to conduct integration and tests

What You Will Need:

  • Education: At least a Bachelor’s Degree is required for this role.
  • Location: Ability to work at TuSimple’s San Diego Headquarters at least three days per week. 


    • At least 6+ years of experience on C++ development. Python would be a plus.
    • Knowledge and proven practical experience in one or more of the following field: graph theory, computational geometry, parallel computing, database systems
    • Experience with real time or embedded systems 
    • Practical experience in processing large-scale and real-world geospatial data

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Machine learning or other related fields is preferred
  • Experience with public cloud platforms such as AWS
  • Practical experience in the autonomous driving industry
  • Leadership and/or Management experience is also preferred.

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
$176,000$220,000 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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