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Perception Engineer - Advanced Sensing

Software, 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 Advanced Sensing Perception Engineer, you’ll be the first to play with all the new toys. Your playground will include the best self-driving sensors, a fleet of customizable test vehicles, a massive test track, beautiful cities, an army of labelers, test engineers, mission specialists, and the full software stack of Uber ATG.

What You’ll Do
  • Engage sensor builders
  • Evaluate sensors and layouts
  • Design experiments
  • Prototype perception software

What You’ll Need

  • BS/MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Programming in C++
  • Perception (engineered or learned models such as Kalman Filters and Neural Networks)

Bonus Experience:

  • Autonomy
  • Sensors (radar, lidar, camera, ultrasonic, signal processing, optics, etc)
  • Linux/other Unix environments
  • Python
  • Design of experiments and data analysis

About the Team


The Advanced Sensing Team sits at the intersection of algorithms and sensors. The mission is to develop sensors that unlock perception capabilities. We work closely with Uber ATG’s elite software team and the world’s best sensor builders. For the most promising sensors, we push them to their limits to see where they excel and they can improve.


At the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), we are building technologies that will transform the way the world moves. Our teams in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Boulder, 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.


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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