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Senior Systems Engineer, Platform Verification and Validation

Company: Argo AI
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Who we are:

Argo AI is in the business of building self-driving technology you can trust. With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world's largest automakers, we're building self-driving technology that is engineered to scale globally and transform mobility for millions.

Talented individuals join our team because they share our purpose to make it safe, easy, and enjoyable for everyone to get around cities. We aspire to impact key industries that move people and goods, from ride hailing to deliveries.

Meet the team:

Engineering complex systems, such as autonomous vehicles, requires a unique combination of broad vision, focus on the details, and the discipline to follow the design between the two. The systems engineering team at Argo AI is responsible for working with the broader team to develop a system-level technical plan across computing, sensing, networking, and system software that ensures that what we develop as a team comes together into a successful working system.

We are looking for an individual to put together the system bring up, verification and validation plan for Argo's autonomous driving platform. This will include generating overall platform level test plans, safety validation and verification plans, setting pass/fail criteria, coming up with test infrastructure needs, and reporting overall testing status out to the broader team. This is a cross functional role working with module teams and external partners to ensure an overall verification and validation strategy and coverage of the electronics and software within the self driving system.

Successful candidates will be experts in crafting system level V&V plans to include hardware, software and the functions that span multiple modules. Additionally, successful candidates will use their applied knowledge of electronics and software level verification and validation methods to support developing functional safety verification and validation activities. They will also be excellent cross-functional communicators.

What you'll do:

  • Help to develop the DVP&R (Design Validation Plan and Report) for Argo's autonomous driving system
  • Develop functional safety verification and validation plans to link all test, review and simulation activities
  • Establish processes and best practices for test plan creation, execution and reporting of results
  • Collaborate with the platform architecture team to trace test cases to requirements, set pass/fail criteria, and refine requirements based on test outcomes
  • Develop Test specifications in conjunction with platform architecture, electronics, software, simulation and test teams ensuring reviews are completed to support functional safety activities
  • Develop and define test plans across all aspects of testing including but not limited to functional, fault injection, environmental and signal integrity checks
  • Collaborate with the vehicle design team to create a power, thermal and environmental test plans
  • Analyze overall verification and validation plans at all levels system test plans for coverage gaps and create mitigations for gaps

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field
  • Experience developing or validating high-performance complex systems, including the verification and validation of hardware, software, sensing, and actuation components
  • Experience verifying and validating functional safety systems
  • Ability to easily communicate Verification and Validation approach considerations and decision points to the broader engineering team
  • The ability to script and automate testing with Python, CANoe, Simulink, or similar tools
  • Familiar with automotive communication protocols such as CAN, Ethernet and LIN
  • The ability to put together comprehensive test reporting and report out to the broader organization
  • Experience with test planning and reporting tools such as Jira, Bugzilla or Polarion

What we offer you:

  • High-quality individual and family medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting
  • Employer-paid group term life insurance and the option to elect voluntary life insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid medical leave
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Complimentary daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Discounted programs that include legal services, identity theft protection, pet insurance, and more
  • Company and team bonding outlets: employee resource groups, quarterly team activity stipend, and wellness initiatives

Our Background:

Argo AI was founded in late 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,000-person strong company with strategic partnerships with two of the world's leading automakers: Ford and Volkswagen. Our self-driving system is the first with commercial deployment plans for Europe and the U.S., and thanks to an ability to tap into both automakers' global reach, our technology platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any self-driving technology to date.

At Argo AI, we believe that embracing differences delivers superior results. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Argo AI, Pittsburgh , Senior Systems Engineer, Platform Verification and Validation, Other , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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