Planning and Controls Engineer

You will be joining a world-class team of self-driving vehicle pioneers that is enabling a revolution in safe and efficient transportation. Our company is nestled in the two nerve centers of self-driving technology: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Palo Alto, California.

Our Planning & Controls engineers develop and implement core algorithms for making intelligent driving decisions in complex environments.

Responsibilities

  • Develop motion planning algorithms for comfortable and safe trajectories for a self-driving vehicle
  • Develop policies and plans to manage multi-actor interactions and plans under uncertainty
  • Model vehicle and controller dynamics and use these models to characterize and accelerate controller improvements
  • Develop and implement production-grade algorithms.
  • Build learning approaches that adapt the above algorithms in the presence of data

Essential

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science or related field
  • Strong C++ programming and software design skills
  • Familiarity with modern planning approaches including randomized search methods and trajectory optimization and modern model predictive control and other advanced control techniques
  • Knowledge of machine learning and the interplay between learning and decision making

Desirable

  • Experience in designing and building state of the art machine learning algorithms
  • Experience with adaptive control, system identification, and statistical and machine learning methods
  • Experience with embedded Linux and real-time systems
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