Senior Software Engineer, Motion Planning and Decision Making


Mountain View

Full time

Oct 5

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Job description

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 the unprecedented demand for contactless delivery.

We're looking for high-energy, creative, and collaborative candidates to assist in build motion planning and decision-making systems and help mature new products all the way through to production. If you’re curious and passionate about Level 4 autonomous driving, we'd like to meet you!


  • Build and improve algorithms throughout the motion planning stack, which could include things ranging from route planning, trajectory optimization, and decision making
  • Develop policies and plans to manage multi-actor interactions and plans under uncertainty
  • Integrate remote guidance requests and autonomy behaviors into the remote assist system
  • Take algorithms from conception to implementation and deployment
  • Test algorithms in simulation, in-vehicle in a controlled environment, and ultimately in a vehicle in the field
  • Contribute to the behavior prediction of traffic participants perceived around the autonomous vehicle
  • Develop efficient Deep Learning architectures that run in real-time or other resource-constrained settings
  • Support all technical aspects of development, including technical requirements definition, design, implementation, unit testing, and integration


  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in CS, Robotics, or related field
  • Extensive experience working in container-based technologies like Docker
  • Familiarity with one or more neural network frameworks, such as Tensorflow, Caffe & Torch
  • Exceptional coding abilities, architecture, debugging/diagnostics skills with experience working in a large rapidly evolving C++ production codebase
  • Experience with emerging deep learning 1 based motion planning approaches (LSTMs, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Deep Q-learning, etc)
  • Strong background in data structures and algorithms

Bonus Points

  • Expertise in large-scale cloud infrastructure, e.g. G-Cloud or AWS
  • Experience with ROS/ROS2 or other middleware systems
  • Industry experience with software development for AVs
  • Experience in code optimization or high-performance computing
  • Experience writing numerical optimization algorithms
  • Experience working with large data sets
  • Experience in applying ML for control or planning problems (e.g. Imitation Learning, Behavior Prediction, Reinforcement Learning)


  • Competitive salaries, generous equity, and benefits including medical, dental & vision
  • Regularly scheduled on and off-site team-building activities
  • Free catered lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • Start-up environment where you’ll help shape the culture and have a huge impact
  • Work on innovative products and challenging problems with some amazingly talented (and fun) people
  • Be at ground zero of the AV revolution!
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