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Autonomy Quality Engineer, Self-Driving - Pittsburgh

Software Engineering, Advanced Technologies Group in Pittsburgh, PA

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.


About the Role:


As an Autonomy Quality Engineer, you will be part of a team responsible for designing the scenarios that will simulate behavior of our vehicles and surrounding actors, analyzing events encountered by our vehicles on the road and in simulation, and identifying the underlying reasons for failures and providing timely feedback to autonomy teams. You will be interpreting results and understanding areas of improvement to make autonomous technology ready for the road. You will support other ATG efforts with clear and concise data that provides unambiguous feedback so autonomy engineering and technical leaders make the right choices. You will maintain awareness of new features and define the processes and mechanisms to verify performance of all relevant scenarios before the software releases.

What You'll Do:

  • Design scenarios for simulating autonomous vehicle behavior
  • Ensure we are building safety into our autonomy products
  • Review events encountered by the vehicle daily
  • Identify failure modes and assign severity levels to real-world and simulated vehicle events
  • Manage bugs through their entire lifecycle: filing, maintaining, closing
  • Remove ambiguity of what needs to be tested and how to interpret result data
  • Collaborate with autonomy engineers to refine scenario and metrics requirements
  • Participate in software discussions and stay on top of all new features
  • Compare on-road performance to simulations generated using up-to-date software
  • Generate reports summarizing and communicating software performance
  • Help craft advanced simulation tools and frameworks to measure autonomy progress
  • Remove ambiguity of what needs to be tested and how to interpret result data

What You’ll Need:


  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or related STEM field
  • Experience working with Unix/Linux systems and a familiarity working on the command line
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle motion models (braking distance, acceleration profiles, etc)
  • Able to work in an exciting and dynamic environment
  • Work with others to find solutions to ill-defined problems
  • Clear and succinct communication skills and ability to bridge the gap between product and technical groups
  • Empathy and passion for building relationships with other teams while effectively providing feedback


About the Team:


At the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), we are building technologies that will transform the way the world moves. Our teams in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto are dedicated to mapping, software and hardware development, vehicle safety, and operations for self-driving technology. Our teams are passionate about developing a self-driving system that will one day move people and things around more safely, efficiently, and cost effectively.


Our team of Autonomy Quality Engineers work directly with various autonomy teams to ensure the quality and performance of our software, and also with the rest of the Simulation teams to ensure we can appropriately reproduce the real world in simulation.


At Uber, we believe technology has the power to make transportation more efficient, accessible, and safer than ever before. Self-driving technology has the potential to make these benefits an everyday reality for our customers, but it’s not going to happen overnight.  Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and safety is our priority every step of the way. Operating inclusively and transparently, while displaying responsible behavior in a structured development are critical to safety. We at ATG seek candidates who will role model these values.

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