Autonomous Vehicle / Robotics Test Engineer


Dallas, TX, USA

Full time

Aug 10

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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, business-to-business (B2B) logistics for the retail industry, enabling its customers to optimize their hub-and-spoke supply chain operations, enhance inventory pooling across multiple locations, reduce labor costs and meet an unprecedented demand for contactless delivery.

We're looking for high-energy, creative, and collaborative candidates who would like to work in a fast-paced, execution-oriented team. If you love building scalable, reliable, maintainable infrastructure, and enjoy working closely with talented and collaborative teammates and users, we'd love to talk to you!

About you

Are you technically inclined, curious and passionate about quality? Do you have an interest in robotics and advanced automotive technologies? We are looking for passionate automotive controls engineers to help develop world-class redundant actuator systems for our unique autonomous trucks for the middle mile. We strive to create autonomous vehicles that meet best practice functional safety goals. You will work with OEM and component suppliers to achieve functional targets and provide the controls team with a defined interface.

What you bring to the role

You are an independent and self-guided worker and have no problem taking the lead in searching for solutions to problems in collaboration with your colleagues and partners. From your engineering or science studies, you have a good foundation in robotics and mechatronic systems.

You possess advanced computer proficiency and a knowledge of how cameras, lidar, and radar sensors function and communicate on a network. You are able to troubleshoot simple computing and networking issues via the Linux command line. You are able to clearly communicate your experience with others and both consume and create clear and concise documentation.


  • A tertiary engineering diploma/degree or equivalent qualification
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in robotics or autonomous vehicles
  • A valid driver’s license


  • Manage requirements from concept-design-validation-manufacturing for vehicle controls (steering, braking, throttle) systems, and associated sensors, actuators, and control interfaces
  • Develop redundancy, fail-operational and failure mitigation strategies, along with fault diagnostics functions that integrate seamlessly with the AV software  
  • Collaborate with OEM and suppliers/component manufacturers to develop controls systems architectures, including software, model and simulation development 
  • Ensure seamless integration of controllers and actuators with the vehicle and AV systems  
  • Define test procedures and test plans that thoroughly validate the performance of existing and new vehicle systems across the evolving operational domain 
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to conduct trade-off analysis, and support design decisions related to modularity, safety, and quality of the controls system 
  • Ensure reliable vehicle operation of drive-by-wire actuators in all modes of operation 
  • Troubleshoot, triage and provide diagnostic support for field issues related to the vehicle control system


  • Advanced computer knowledge including: networking, Linux CLI, component repair and replacement and general troubleshooting
  • Basic hands-on mechanical skills for simple repairs and adjustments to vehicles
  • Basic electrical skills for troubleshooting wiring and connection issues and repairing cables and harnesses
  • A good understanding of network protocols including CANBus and Ethernet
  • Familiar with standard design tools such as FMEA and HARA

Bonus Points

  • A valid Class C or B license
  • Programming fluency in Python, C, C++ or BASH scripting.
  • Experience with machine vision
  • Experience with CAN-Bus calibration using common tools such as CANape, RaptorCal etc.
  • Experience in Functional Safety in system design
  • Automotive electronics experience
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