Senior System Engineer

Solo AVT

Fremont, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Feb 28

Who we are:

Solo AVT is building the safest, greenest and most cost-effective long-haul truck – ever. With experienced leaders in the field, we’re building a solution that will upend the logistics trucking industry. You will be working with a highly cross-functional team of systems, software, hardware and vehicle engineers, as well as an incredibly talented team of designers, technicians, and a wide range of other professionals.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Engineering Lead

Primary Job Responsibilities:

As a Senior Systems Engineer at Solo AVT, you will be responsible for ensuring that the software and hardware elements within the truck work as a cohesive system. You will accomplish this by establishing the system architecture, defining redundancy requirements and standards, and ensuring that the various components and systems work in tandem to generate the desired outcome. As the team grows, you may be designated as a subject matter expert and will be asked to provide guidance to junior team members. The ideal candidate works well within a diverse team while also being able to operate independently and deliver projects on time and to specification. This candidate is able to solve complex problems by working up from the engineering fundamentals to develop the best solution, regardless of what others are doing or have done. We can’t change the world by doing it the way everyone else has done it! Finally, while we are an engineering driven company, you will need to be able to effectively communicate with our co-workers and partners in both technical and non-technical capacities.

Job Requirements - Essential Skills:

  • Work cross functionally to understand the problem space and document the intended objectives
  • Analyze functional objectives and requirements and align with cross functional teams and suppliers
  • Convert product specifications into technical specifications for the engineering team
  • Balance requirements that may conflict to determine an optimized technical specification
  • Establish a vehicle system architecture for an autonomous capable, heavy duty truck
  • Analyze systems and report performance, risk, and issue/opportunity metrics to management
  • Strong background in survivability, redundancy and fallback planning of highly automated systems like autonomous vehicles, aerospace, space or robotics
  • Expertise in both software and hardware architectures
  • Strong documentation skills are required
  • Ability to leverage data analysis tools to support architecture definitions and layouts
  • At Solo AVT we celebrate a hands-on and flexible work philosophy, which we think is required to be necessary for our success. This implies that you might be asked to perform in different functions from time to time to ensure the team achieves the defined goals

Desired Skills:

  • Strong understanding of automotive/transportation system architectures
  • Experience working with ISO 26262, ASIL and HARA
  • Management of Architecture Change Control
  • Willing to work flexible hours and passionate about getting jobs done


  • BS/MS degree in ME/EE/CS or equivalent
  • 8+ years of professional work experience as an Engineer
  • 5+ years of professional experience as a Systems Engineer in a relevant field such as automotive, aerospace, robotics, etc.

Supervisory responsibilities: None

What we offer you:

  • High-quality individual and family medical, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution.
  • Competitive compensation packages.
  • Employer-paid group term life insurance.
  • Employer-paid Short-term and Long-term disability insurances.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Paid vacation
  • Holidays following the Federal Holiday Schedule.

Physical demands: We are all hands on deck at Solo AVT in our efforts to create exciting change within the trucking world. The ideal candidate will be both adventurous and versatile. Daily activities could range from a full day of designing components at your desk, to full days working in the shop building out huge Class 8 trucks, and everything in between. Each day will be an adventure and you should feel comfortable handling moderately sized components within your daily routine.

Travel required: Subject to periodic travel requirements. Company-related travel expenses reimbursed per the company’s Travel and Expense Reimbursement policy.

Other duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Solo AVT, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Solo AVT, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let the hiring manager know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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