Senior Robotics Engineer, Vehicle Controls (Hybrid)

May Mobility

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Hybrid

Trucks VC portfolio

Nov 11

May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think. 

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Job Summary 

May Mobility is entering an exciting phase of growth as we expand our first-of-its-kind autonomous shuttle and mobility services across the nation. Launched in 2017 with a strong team of experienced roboticists and software engineers with decades of experience fielding robotic systems in the wild, May Mobility is looking to expand its team of robotics engineers with a background in vehicle controls.

Your Opportunity to Drive Success 

You will have an opportunity to independently impact our approach to solving the most interesting problems facing AV’s today, while operating live in the wild. 

  • Design and develop controls systems enabling safe and comfortable autonomous driving
  • Work independently with cross functional teams to develop software and system requirements 
  • Design, implement, and test state-of-the-art robotics software
  • Lead team code quality activities including design and code reviews 
  • Track and Trend technical performance of the system in the field 
  • Provide technical guidance to Technical Support Team on issue diagnosis and resolution

Required Qualifications 

  • 3+ years of industry experience working on real-world robot systems (should have implemented at least two commercial projects working at a systems-level, developing robotics software as part of a larger system) 
  • Bachelor's degree in Robotics, Computer Science, or Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a field that requires a strong mathematical and/or engineering foundation (e.g. physics, aerospace engineering)
  • Experience working on a combination of the following areas:
  • Optimal control
  • Model predictive control
  • Trajectory planning and optimization
  • ADAS systems including, but not limited to
  • Lanekeeping
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

Desired Qualifications 

  • Masters or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, or Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a field that requires a strong mathematical and/or engineering foundation (e.g. physics, aerospace engineering)
  • Strong background in one of the robotics controls areas discussed above as demonstrated by developing and delivering to fielded robots multiple capabilities that solve critical problems in controls and motion planning
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and support more junior engineers in learning and contributing to robotics development and testing
  • Strong programming skills in C, software development in a Linux environment 
  • Familiarity with standard development tools such as git, valgrind, and gdb 

Benefits and Perks 

  • Health benefits including vision and dental 
  • Unlimited paid vacation days and generous holidays 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Meaningful stock options 
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks 
  • Flexible schedule around core business hours

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis. Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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