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Senior Software Engineer, Devices Platform

NuroFull-time$152k - $228kMountain View, CaliforniaSep 19, 2023

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Who We Are 

Nuro exists to better everyday life through robotics. The company’s custom electric autonomous vehicles are designed to bring the things you need—from produce to prescriptions—right to your home. Nuro’s autonomous, goods-focused solution can give you valuable time back and more freedom to do what you love. This convenient, eco-friendly alternative to driving has the potential to make streets safer and cities more livable. 

About the Role

The Devices Platform team’s mandate is to lay the foundation of Nuro’s onboard software for our sensor and compute platform, including device drivers, inter-device protocols and pipelines, and device runtime APIs. Sensors and compute hardware are the eyes, ears, and brains of our self-driving robots. We are creating the hardware-agnostic platform to be used by the perception and autonomy SW stack, and to realize the full potential of our sensor and compute HW in reliability, quality, and performance. The projects we work on are high impact and high visibility within Nuro. This team is also responsible for working with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to define, evaluate, integrate the next generation HW platform for Nuro’s products and to build the necessary tooling to assist continuous testing and validation.

About the Work

  • Design and develop sensor and compute systems for robotics
  • Architect and/or deploy Nuro sensors & autonomous SW with high reliability and performance on embedded SOCs
  • Deliver reliable SW through metrics monitoring, automated testing, and vendor collaboration
  • Debug complex systems, root-cause failure modes, and deploy effective solutions
  • Lead cross-functional projects on sensors and compute for autonomous vehicles
  • Mentor software engineers to bring them to their full potential

About You

  • Domain experience: Experience in robotics or autonomous driving systems
  • Technical excellence: Proven ability to deep dive into complex embedded and real-time systems; strong proficiency in C++, with emphasis on concurrency; system software development expertise, from the device driver to the application level, with deep understanding of kernel-level algorithmic correctness and performance optimization
  • 8+ years of experience with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field; 6+ years of experience with a Ph.D degree
  • Clear and concise communication who collaborates effectively with engineers, PMs, and other stakeholders

Bonus Points

  • Experience in robotics hardware components, including sensors, embedded platforms (with multiple CPUs, GPUs, ISPs, and accelerators)
  • Experience with programming peripheral devices and device communication protocols such as USB, SPI, I2C, UART
  • Experience with radar, lidar, visual or thermal imaging cameras
  • Experience with machine learning or image processing
  • Experience with GPU programming and low level driver optimization for Nvidia GPUs
  • Knowledge of Linux kernel and device driver level programming, including threading, IPC, shared memory, and synchronization
  • Knowledge of networking, full IP protocol stack, from PHY through TCP, UDP, and to application layer

At Nuro, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. For this position, the reasonably expected base pay range is between $152,000 and $228,000 for the level at which this job has been scoped. Your base pay will depend on several factors, including your experience, qualifications, education, location, and skills. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus, equity, and a competitive benefits package.

At Nuro, we celebrate differences and are committed to a diverse workplace that fosters inclusion and psychological safety for all employees. Nuro is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.


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