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Autonomous Systems Research Engineer

San Jose, CA 95134

Posted: 09/20/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 26306

Job Description

Position Title: Autonomous Systems Research Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire opportunity with our client located in San Jose, CA.
You will be in charge of designing and developing a scalable and reliable software architecture for our Autonomous Driving activities. They will also be involved in the research and development of state of the art motion planning and multi-agent decision making algorithms, systems and technologies. Candidates will be expected to pursue research in one of the following areas: embedded systems, machine learning pipelines, system of systems (SoS), or communicating AI agents.
  • Research and analyze state of the art planning and decision-making algorithms for multiple communicating agents that are critical in future mobility systems.
  • Implement low-latency and high-performance software prototype modules, integrate, deploy, and test them in both simulation and real AD vehicles.
  • Develop software infrastructure and tools, such as test scenarios, baseline algorithms, module interfaces, etc. to facilitate team's development efforts.
  • Create research and engineering program for one or more of the target research areas: machine learning pipelines, embedded systems, system of systems (SoS), communicating AI agents.
  • Be an essential member of a team of engineers and scientists that develop autonomous driving technologies in a fast-paced software development environment. 


  • M.S. or Ph.D. with 2+ years experience in computer science, electrical engineering or related field.

  • Expertise in autonomous systems research and in one or more of the following: robot motion planning, multi-agent decision making, system of systems, communicating AI agents.

  • Ability to architect a full system including software components and hardware platforms.

  • Experience with C++ toolchain. Solid programming skills in C++.

  • Familiar with modern software engineering tools such as Git, CI/CD, Containers (Docker, Kubernetes).

  • Solid knowledge in machine learning technology.

  • Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS).

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with vehicle sensors and hardware, including cameras, LiDAR, GPS, CAN, IMU, USB, Ethernet.

  • Hands-on experience in real-world robotics applications.

  • Experience with vehicle simulators such as Carla, Carmaker, etc.
  • Experience with software engineering tools and processes (Jira, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
Job Details:
  • Job Type: Direct Hire
  • Salary Range: $150,000 to $180,000 per year

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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