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Senior/Staff System Engineer. Autonomy



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024

Who we are:

Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of light & medium-duty trucks. The company focuses on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Walmart, Tyson Foods, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, Georgia-Pacific, and KBX; enabling them to optimize their hub-and-spoke supply chain operations, enhance service levels and product flow across multiple locations while reducing labor costs and meeting an unprecedented expectation for faster deliveries. Gatik’s Class 3-7 autonomous box trucks are commercially deployed in multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas, and Ontario, Canada.

About the role:

This role is essential and fundamental to ensure systems operate predictably at all times. The team is also responsible for supporting bring up R&D + Production test benches and support manufacturing operations for the vehicle. Gatik is hiring a Sr/Staff Systems Engineer to help speed up our autonomous truck development. As a system engineer, you will oversee the deployment of next-generation compute, sensor, Dbw and data networking systems for autonomous vehicles.

This role is onsite 4 days a week at our Mountain View, CA office!

What you will do:

  • Establish model-based system engineering (MBSE) and methodologies for requirements management. Allocate functional and performance requirements, making sure they cascade down to the various stakeholders and abstraction levels of the system.
  • Provide comprehensive advance systems expertise in integrating and bringing architecture changes and component revisions, thus ensuring that new configurations work as expected
  • Responsible for writing test cases and executing systems integration tests at different abstraction levels of the system such as Hardware in Loop (HiL), Vehicle in Loop (ViL)
  • Manage requirements across the V-cycle establishing traceability with product, design, performance, implementation, hardware, software, and verification & validation teams
  • Collaborate with internal hardware and software teams and external vendors to ensure requirements are consistently met and the desired functionality achieved
  • Hands-on vehicle bring up of in-house high compute ECUs and full autonomy sensor suite for data collection and logging
  • Build, implement, and run test benches with proprietary or industry-standard tools to evaluate, document and identify problems with hardware-software integration
  • Lead and drive debugging of the HW/SW issues to closure. Identify and work with key cross-functional partners to root cause and provide resolution
  • Implement systems engineering processes cross-functionally with other teams including review & support of requirements, and evaluate architecture robustness
  • Inform system design decisions across hardware, software and other functional blocks of the AV systems according to established industry standards and best practices
  • Triage system software bugs & defects and investigate perceived issues, escalating when appropriate and driving to resolution
  • Update and suggest changes to upstream processes and/or code after root cause investigation in collaboration with domain SMEs
  • Establish and take ownership of end-to-end automation of manual tests and come up with clear KPIs, metrics and quality benchmarks to support statistical validation
  • Work closely with software developers, systems engineers, and other internal and/or external stakeholders to ensure that design and implementation are in sync

What we are looking for:

  • 8+ years experience writing and managing requirements for complex systems with a hardware and software aspect
  • Experience with requirements management and (model based) systems engineering tools such as Jama, SysML, ANSYS Medini, DOORS, etc.
  • Deep technical experience with complex, safety-critical systems following SE best practices
  • Hands-on experience with latest AV technologies and debugging complex systems that involve sensors, compute, networking, etc. that interface with various vehicle subsystems
  • Experience with designing and deploying test setups on the bench, HiL, and/or the vehicle
  • Ability to communicate effectively with subject matter experts for deriving and capturing requirements
  • Excellent organization skills in helping cross-disciplinary teams collaborate, communicate and deliver together
  • Experience in systems standards such as IEEE 29148, ISO 15288, 42010, IEC 24748, and functional safety IEC 61508, ISO 26262, DO178 or similar
  • Experience validating systems in following industry standards and best practices for performance and safety such as ISO, IEC, FMVSS, SAE, AVSC, etc.
  • Deep understanding of vehicle system architectures and autonomous systems that would meet world-leading AV standards
  • Relevant certifications in FuSa, CySe, Systems Engineering or equivalent

More about Gatik:

With headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Canada, Texas and Arkansas. Gatik is establishing new standards of success for the autonomous trucking industry every day. Visit us at Gatik for more company information and Jobs @ Gatik for more open roles.
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