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Senior Software Engineer - Compute Workflows

AuroraFull-time$152k - $227kPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaMay 20, 2024
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Who We Are

Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly to make transportation safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. The Aurora Driver is a self-driving system designed to operate multiple vehicle types, from freight-hauling semi-trucks to ride-hailing passenger vehicles, and underpins Aurora Horizon and Aurora Connect, its driver-as-a-service products for trucking and ride-hailing. Aurora is working with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem, including Toyota, FedEx, Volvo Trucks, PACCAR, Uber, Uber Freight, U.S. Xpress, Werner, Covenant, Schneider, and Ryder. For Aurora’s latest news, visit aurora.tech and @aurora_inno on Twitter.

Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We’re searching for a Senior Software Engineer to join Aurora’s Compute Workflows team. 

The Compute Workflows team develops the frameworks and tooling on top of Aurora’s core compute and cloud services. We enable the creation, execution, management, monitoring, and support for Aurora’s critical and massive-scale compute and data pipelines backing the Aurora Driver, Aurora’s core self-driving software product. This includes things like developer code change testing and gating, Aurora Driver release pipelines, Autonomy behavior change testing, and other key validation workflows and involves running millions of tasks, on hundreds of thousands of cores, and producing TBs of data every day. Hundreds of engineers rely on these systems every day to generate datasets, test their code, land changes and validate the performance of the Driver. We work closely with multiple, cross-functional teams like Simulation, Autonomy, Systems & Safety, and Technology Foundation teams like Data Platforms and Compute/MLOps to ensure we meet the needs of users and the organization in terms of reliability, performance, scale, and efficiency.

In this role, you will

  •  Design and develop large, distributed batch execution, data collection and processing services in the cloud
  • Consult with teams across the Simulation, Autonomy, Systems Engineering, and Vehicle Platform groups to ensure their compute needs are being met and help guide strategic decisions on frameworks and technology to do so.
  • Collaborate with teams across the Simulation, Autonomy, Systems Engineering, and Vehicle Platform groups to help them get the signal they need from offline testing to assess autonomy performance
  • Propose new code designs and write technical design documents
  • Lead key projects for the team
  • Drive tactical and strategic technical decisions for the team
  • Mentor junior team members and maintain engineering excellence

Required Qualifications

  •  BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field, or equivalent industry experience and 4+ years of experience as a software engineer.
  • Experience with large scale distributed systems or microservice architectures
  • Strong programming skills in modern languages like Golang, Python, C++, Java
  • A passion for writing robust, intuitive, high-performance code
  • Ability to navigate and work effectively in large codebases
  • Strong software development background demonstrated by industry experience in production web, mobile, SaaS or cloud computing

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in Big Data systems and/or relational databases
  • Experience using and deploying AWS resources and services
  • Performance optimization for large-scale systems for latency/throughput/cost efficiency
  • Familiar with web application development
  • Comfortable with Linux/other Unix environments

Pay Range 

The base range for this position is $152,000 - $227,000.  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.

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Working at Aurora

At Aurora, we bring together extraordinarily talented and experienced people united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and build a culture where we win together — all without any jerks.

We have offices in several locations across the United States, where we encourage team and cross-functional collaboration. Aurora offers competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, and additional healthcare support including medical transportation reimbursement, fertility, adoption, and surrogacy benefits. We empower our employees and their families with options to further their unique physical, mental, and financial well-being.

Our Learning and Development offerings include Aurora Academy, where our people learn, develop, and practice the essential skills that drive Aurora’s mission, continually up-leveling our team along the way. Our Careers page provides insight into career opportunities at Aurora, and you can find all the latest news on our Blog. 

Safety is central to everything we do. Every employee at Aurora has a role in contributing to safety, every step of the way. We seek candidates who take active responsibility, can contribute to building an atmosphere of trust, and invest in the organization's long-term success by working safely — no matter what.

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including increased access to transportation. To realize those benefits, we need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives — a workforce that reflects the communities our technology will serve.

Aurora is committed to providing access to anyone who seeks information from our website. We invite anyone using assistive technologies, such as a screen reader or Braille reader, to email us at [email protected]  if they experience difficulty using our website. Please describe the accessibility problem and include a URL (if available).

Aurora considers candidates without regard to their 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. Aurora considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected]

For California applicants, information collected and processed as part of your application and any job applications you choose to submit is subject to Aurora’s California Employment Privacy Policy.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Aurora, every employee is empowered to take an active role in building an inclusive, collaborative, and unified culture that leverages our diverse strengths, perspectives, and backgrounds. 

Transforming how the world moves people and goods involves seeking to understand backgrounds, insights, and lived experiences that differ from our own. One way we accomplish that is with our 15 employee-led Aurora Unified Groups, which support diverse voices and drive inclusive collaboration. We believe that teamwork, belonging, and trust motivate and support our employees to do their best work. As our team grows, we strive to attract and retain exceptional talent that adds new perspectives and experiences and continues to drive innovation. Learn more on our Culture Page.

We are committed to helping qualified military community members leverage their talents in service of our mission. To understand how your military experience aligns with career opportunities at Aurora, review your military job classification at MyNextMove.org and consider applying for open positions corresponding to your identified skills and experiences!

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