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Software Engineer, ML Data Tools and Pipeline

NuroMountain View, CaliforniaFull-time$138k - $207kOct 20, 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

Nuro takes a machine-learning-first approach to autonomous driving technology. In an ML-first system, the overall system performance depends heavily on the quantity and diversity of its training and evaluation data. 

The ML Data Tools and Pipeline team develops dataset management and annotation software. We are responsible for developing manual labeling tools and automated labeling pipelines to annotate a variety of sensor data wih excellent quality and low cost. 

The end result is a scalable suite of tools that enables every ML researcher at Nuro — across every discipline from computer vision to reinforcement learning — to generate exactly the right dataset to improve their models.

About the Work

  • Architect fully automated labeling pipelines that leverage the intelligence of ML models, including both in-house and large-scale pretrained models
  • Develop manual and ML-assisted labeling tools to annotate image, lidar, audio, text, and other training data with low cost and great accuracy
  • Engineer annotation processing pipelines that handle petabytes of data with excellent performance and fault tolerance.
  • Design backend APIs to enable ML developers to perform rich queries and experimentation on their datasets of interest
  • Collaborate with operations teams (both in-house and outsourced) to understand operation specialists’ needs and deliver easy-to-use products.
  • Collaborate with ML engineers from mapping, perception, prediction, and planning teams to understand the onboard system architecture and how training data fits in.

About You

  • You have 2+ years of software development experience in a language such as C, C++, Rust or Go
  • You’re deeply technical with a scrappy mindset. You can jump into any system, quickly understand what’s going on, and make changes to keep the project moving.
  • You are customer-obsessed: passionate about delivering a great product that solves problems for client teams.
  • You bring up those around you through mentorship and feedback. You’re always on the lookout for ways to improve our team’s products, people, and processes.
  • You collaborate effectively with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. You feel comfortable navigating situations with many stakeholders and requirements to consider.

Bonus Points 

  • Past experience developing internal tools for autonomous driving, robotics, data annotation, crowdsourcing, content moderation, trust & safety, computer-aided design, and/or geospatial information.
  • Past experience with large scale data pipelines or data migration.


At Nuro, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. For this position, the reasonably expected pay range is between $138,225 and $207,575/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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