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Autonomous Vehicle Test Engineer

Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition

Quality Assurance
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022

About Applied

Autonomy is one of the leading technological advances of this century that will come to impact our lives. The work you’ll do at Applied will meaningfully accelerate the efforts of the top autonomy teams in the world. At Applied, you will have a unique perspective on the development of cutting-edge technology while working with major players across the industry and the globe.

Applied Intuition provides software solutions to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale. The company’s suite of simulation, validation, and drive log management software enables development teams to create thousands of scenarios in minutes, run simulations at scale, and verify and validate algorithms for production deployment. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Munich, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo, Applied consists of software, robotics, and automotive experts with experiences from top global companies. Leading autonomy programs and 17 of the top 20 global OEMs use Applied’s solutions to bring autonomy to market faster.

About the role

We are looking for an Autonomous Vehicle Test Engineer to lead Verification & Validation (V&V) efforts for autonomous ground vehicles. Among your responsibilities will be creating and executing test plans of autonomy modules for perception, prediction, motion planning, localization, and controls. Your V&V work will cover both in-simulation testing using Applied’s software and on-vehicle testing using hardware owned by Applied or our customers. Your work will be critical to enable our development of a production-ready autonomy software for off-road ground vehicles.

In addition to your testing contributions, by working in our dynamic and customer-focused team culture, you will contribute to and learn from best practices in the nascent autonomy industry. We move fast and focus on excellence for our products and for our business. If you are hands-on and looking for a place to have a multiplying effect on making autonomous systems a reality, Applied is the place for you!

At Applied, you will:

  • Create V&V plans based on product requirements to thoroughly test autonomy software in simulation and on-vehicle.
  • Create and maintain simulation test scenarios using Applied’s tools.
  • Create and maintain system tests as part of routine system assessments and continuous integration.
  • Work with engineers to determine how to test different parts of the autonomy stack and report back test failures.
  • Organize and execute field testing to test autonomy software on-vehicle in various environments.

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Passion for bringing a complex system of software and hardware components to a production-ready state.
  • A collaborative mindset and deep interest in understanding the functionality of autonomy software.
  • 2+ years of experience creating and executing test plans for software and hardware systems.

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience in V&V at an autonomous vehicle company.
  • Previous experience testing large vehicles in defense, mining, construction, or agriculture

The salary range for this position is $65,000 USD to $400,000 USD annually. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on the Company's compensation practices.

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles that involve close contact with Company employees or other third parties on the Company's premises, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. The Company will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis taking into account the particular position.

Applied Intuition is an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor. Consequently, the parties agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and that these laws are incorporated herein by reference. These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans
or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. These regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. The parties also agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of Executive Order 13496 (29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A), relating to the notice of employee rights under federal labor laws.