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Senior Software Engineer, Interactive Prediction & Planning

NuroMountain View, CaliforniaFull-time$167k - $250kOct 11, 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 Team

The planner integration team sits right at the center of our autonomy stack and is responsible for making the right behavior decisions in challenging environments, and ensuring our trajectories are safe while still making progress and interacting appropriately with other road users. This is one of the most challenging, exciting and also rewarding tasks of the autonomy stack, since you are involved from the design stage to evaluation and implementation, while also immediately seeing the results of your work.

About the Work

  • Research and develop novel algorithms that solve the most challenging and exciting prediction, motion planning and decision making problems in autonomous driving, including interactive planning, sampling based methods and search based methods, planning under uncertainty, and combining data-driven techniques with traditional model-based methods
  • Collaborate closely with engineers across machine learning, perception, mapping and localization, autonomy systems, and infrastructure
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship for junior members of the behavior planning team
  • Write robust, production-ready software to make our vehicle safe and predictable in complex driving scenarios

About You

  • PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, mechanical/aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, with 2+ years of relevant industry experience or M.S. with 5+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Proven ability to collaborate within and across teams
  • Proven ability to lead technical development for safety critical planning systems for autonomous driving.
  • Demonstrated effective skills in managing projects involving cross-functional groups.
  • You also have at least one of the following:

Research experience in one of:

motion planning, behavior planning, data-driven motion planning, planning under uncertainty 

Strong C++ programming skills, algorithms and data structures knowledge, and software design experience


At Nuro, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. For this position, the reasonably expected base pay range is between $167,200  and $250,800 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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