Autonomous Vehicle Test Engineer


Mountain View, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Nov 8

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 with strong software engineering skills. If you like solving hard problems and are passionate about technology, we'd like to meet you!


  • Develop and execute test plans, test suites, and test programs to evaluate various features and capabilities of the software stack
  • Triage issues and assign them to the appropriate team
  • Follow up on and close software issues/tickets after conducting appropriate validation
  • Collaborate with other members of the engineering team to ensure understanding and resolution of bugs
  • Set up test infrastructure -- software and hardware
  • Strategize with the testing team to develop cohesive verification and validation plans, including test plans
  • Integrate and/or deploy software updates at a system and subsystem (component) level
  • Drive a culture of safety first across all aspects of the role


  • B.S. in Automotive Engineering, Robotics, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of test engineering experience in the automobile, robotics, or aerospace industry
  • Strong C++ and Python coding ability and general software fundamentals
  • Experience with Linux Systems
  • Working knowledge of automotive communication protocols (CAN, Ethernet)
  • Solve fast-paced hands-on complex problems
  • Interest in travel to support integration and testing of software at various testing locations (up to 20% travel possible)

Bonus Points

  • M.S. in robotics, computer science, autonomous systems, or a related field
  • Experience with ROS or other common robotics tools and libraries
  • Deep knowledge of testing methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases, and debugging
  • Experience writing and maintaining documentation (Google Suite, Confluence, JIRA)
  • Troubleshooting experience with real-world systems
  • Have and maintain a US Driver's License with a clean driving record

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