Senior or Staff Research Engineer, Sensors & Calibration


Mountain View, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Apr 26

Gatik is the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics. We deliver goods safely, quickly, and efficiently in our fleet of medium-duty trucks, connecting people and communities to the goods they really need. With every delivery, we're making the supply chain more reliable, keeping costs low, driving sustainability, and making the roads safer for all road users. 

At Gatik, we believe in establishing new standards of success for the autonomous trucking industry every day. In 2021, we launched the world's first fully driverless commercial delivery service with Walmart, a historic milestone that's changing the way we view goods movement forever. 

Gatik is a place to learn, lead and grow alongside industry veterans who are defining the future of logistics, and we want you to help us shape the next chapter in our journey.

We are seeking senior research engineers to join our sensors and calibration team to research sensor technologies, design & develop sensing solutions, and develop & maintain sensor drivers and configurations. Our sensors and calibration team develops relevant and balanced requirements for sensing, data aggregation, power management, sensor cleaning, vehicle aerodynamics, and vehicle aesthetics. You will coordinate work across all engineering disciplines in software, hardware & systems to ensure our product meets the requirements.

Through effective collaboration with our engineering disciplines – and your thought leadership in sensors and calibration - you will make vital contributions to our efforts to gain reliable and relevant sensor data for integration into our tech stack. We are looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


  • Research sensor technologies, design & develop sensing solutions
  • Develop & maintain sensor drivers and configurations across our customer and testing fleets
  • Develop & maintain standard calibration procedures to be used in testing and daily operations
  • Work with the operations and hardware teams to build and document standard operating procedures for sensor maintenance and calibration
  • Define requirements for sensing, data aggregation, power management, sensor cleaning, vehicle aerodynamics, and vehicle aesthetics.
  • Implement calibration validation and monitoring methods for vehicles in operation.
  • Collaborate with the hardware and AV software teams for the development of the next generation sensor rigs.


  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience on sensor calibration, computer vision, multi-sensor perception applications, or localization/mapping
  • Excellent software development skills in modern C++
  • Experience in working with low level sensor drivers
  • Experience in computer vision, multi-view geometry, camera calibration,
  • Strong background in optimization, linear algebra, statistics
  • Experience with state estimation, SLAM, localization
  • Experience with multi-sensor calibration, including cameras, lidars, IMU, GPS, and other sensory input.
  • Experience with ROS, ROS2

Working at Gatik

At Gatik, we connect people of extraordinary talent and experience to an opportunity to create a more resilient supply chain and contribute to our environment’s sustainability. We are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives yet united by a bold vision and shared commitment to our values. 

From our offices in the Bay Area, Toronto, and Texas, we pursue big goals with a relentless focus. We are builders who focus on delivering for our customers and each other. We recognize that the path toward excellence balances thoughtful debate with aligned action. 

Individuals seeking employment at Gatik are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law.

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