Lead Robotics Engineer

May Mobility

Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Trucks VC portfolio

Aug 9

May Mobility is transforming transportation by developing and deploying autonomous shuttles that get people where they need to go-- safely, easily, and with a lot more fun. Our vehicles are on the streets of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Indianapolis, Indiana, Arlington, Texas and Hiroshima, Japan navigating complex downtown scenarios and transporting thousands of people on their daily commute every week. We are establishing a ground game that will propel us into even larger markets in the future. 

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our team develops driverless technology to give people more time to laugh with friends, to solve an interesting problem, or to enjoy the world around them. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today.

Job Summary 

May Mobility is entering an exciting phase of growth as we expand our first-of-its-kind autonomous shuttle and mobility services across the nation. Launched in 2017 with a strong team of experienced roboticists and software engineers with decades of experience fielding robotic systems in the wild, May Mobility is looking to expand its team of robotics engineers with a background in robotics or autonomous vehicles. 

Your Opportunity to Drive Success 

You will have an opportunity to independently impact our approach to solving the most interesting problems facing AV’s today, while operating live in the wild. 

  • Work independently with cross functional teams to develop software and system requirements
  • Design, implement, and test-state-of-the-art robotics software in C 
  • Lead team code quality activities including design and code reviews 
  • Track and Trend technical performance of the system in the field 
  • Provide technical guidance to Technical Support Team on issue diagnosis and resolution

Required Qualifications 

  • 5+ years of industry experience working on real-world robot systems including implemented at least two commercial projects working at a systems-level, delivering critical functions that make a robot work successfully in the field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Robotics, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, or a field that requires a strong mathematical and/or engineering foundation (e.g. physics, aerospace engineering) 
  • Strong programming skills in C, software development in a Linux environmentExperience working on a combination of the following areas:
  • Interaction-aware Planning
  • Intent prediction
  • POMDP 
  • Policy Optimization 
  • Computational Geometry
  • Object Detection
  • Real-time Computer Vision
  • Multi-target Tracking
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Localization, and Mapping
  • Machine learning applied to robotics problems
  • Familiarity with standard development tools such as git, valgrind, and gdb 
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in the development of core robot autonomy capabilities by deeply understanding autonomy issues, designing and developing state of the art solutions, and robustly integrating and testing these solutions.  
  • Demonstrated leadership in one or both of the following categories:
  • Leading by example as individual contributor while mentoring and supporting other engineers
  • Leading as a technical manager and individual contributor in a role such as a technical project manager or principal investigator

Desired Qualifications 

  • Masters or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, or a field that requires a strong mathematical and/or engineering foundation (e.g. physics, aerospace engineering)  
  • Strong background in one of the robotics areas discussed above as demonstrated by developing and delivering to fielded robots multiple capabilities that solve critical problems in robotics 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop novel solutions to challenging problems including publication and/or patents

Benefits and Perks 

  • Competitive salary and benefits (medical / dental / vision / 401k) 
  • Meaningful stock incentives and equity refresh program 
  • Unlimited vacation / company paid holidays 
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks 
  • Paid parental leave

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis. Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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