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Senior Software Engineer, Performance

NuroFull-time$152k - $228kMountain View, CaliforniaSep 18, 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

We are looking for talented engineers to join our Performance team to optimize the performance of Nuro’s AV software, ensuring our bots can react quickly and safely to the world around them. The team builds systems and tools for continuous performance analysis, and drives latency reduction and resource efficiency efforts, to ensure the autonomy teams can implement an autonomy stack that is efficient and performant for current and future generation of bots.

About the Work

  • Analyze, profile, debug, monitoring, and optimize the performance of AV software
  • Design and develop systems and tools for memory management, thread prioritization, process/thread lifetime management
  • Work with engineers from different teams to define the system level architecture and building blocks
  • Build core libraries and APIs to enable autonomy engineers to write high-performance code
  • Drive and encourage best practices within the team and the rest of the organization

About You

  • BS, MS or PhD in CS, or related technical field
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong system fundamentals and proficiency in C++
  • Experience with performance optimizations and software porting across a variety of compute architectures - like x86, ARM, GPUs, SoCs
  • Expertise in computer architecture and operating systems
  • Experience developing in a highly-concurrent, multi-processor, and multi-threaded environment
  • Experience with performance profiling tools such as perf, VTune, BPF

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Hardware accelerators (e.g. GPUs) and languages (e.g. CUDA, OpenCL)
  • Experience with ROS or other robotics frameworks
  • Experience in the AV industry


At Nuro, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. For this position, the reasonably expected pay range is between $152,000 and $228,000/year 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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