• Location
    • Bozeman, MT
  • Date Posted
  • 18 Sep 2020
  • Function
  • Engineering QA
  • Sector
  • Ai/ml, Mobility

Aurora Overview

Bringing self-driving vehicles to our roads is the most transformative opportunity of our generation. Aurora is taking a fresh start with the development of self-driving technology, combining excellence in AI, rigorous engineering, and a team with decades of experience building robots that work.

Led by a team of seasoned experts, including three of the world’s leaders of self-driving technology, our mission is to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. We are designing the software and hardware to power the transportation of our future that will make our roads safer, give more people access to mobility, and reduce congestion and pollution in cities - improving the quality of life for all. The challenge in what we are endeavoring to achieve is transcendent; we are developing perhaps the world’s most complex computing system and asking it to perform the task of transporting and keeping safe our most precious asset: human life.

We’re looking for people who are as excited as we are to solve these complex problems and make this tremendous impact on our future, and who want to be surrounded by great people while we do it. This is a unique opportunity for a Quality Manager who will ensure that, as our hardware matures, Aurora is delivering a consistent and reliable product to the market.


  • Oversees development and implementation of ISO 9001 / IATF 16949:2016 compliant Quality Management System throughout the company, including necessary business accreditations.
  • Determines quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes.
  • Maintains the Standard Operating Procedure and Control Plan content and coordinates the issuing / change control of these documents.
  • Organizes and manages the plant internal audit system and corrective action reporting system.
  • Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure process capability
  • Work with key suppliers to assess manufacturing capability and quality systems, typically by visiting vendor facilities and observing their manufacturing environment and reviewing relevant documentation.
  • Support new product launches to ensure that supplier quality meets the required standards.
  • Promote the use of preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Facilitate the escalation of unresolved supplier quality issues within assigned projects and suppliers.
  • Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to adhere to process and prevent the occurrence of any non-conformity relating to product, process or system.
  • Assist with first off sample approvals as necessary. Perform source inspection if required.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities.
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings. Achieve goals within budget.
  • Manage direct reports as the business scales in the future


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, or Optics,
  • 5+ years of quality supervision and leadership experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining IATF 16949 quality systems is required.
  • Certified Quality Auditor to ISO standards preferred


  • Lean Six Sigma qualified, Black or Green belt is desirable
  • Knowledge of / Experience with ISO 26262 preferred

Working at Aurora

Our work has real purpose. Delivering self-driving will improve lives around the world, expanding access to transportation, revitalizing cities, giving people more time back every day.

We’re one team. We’re inspired by the challenge of what we’re solving and the impact our work will have on society. Our camaraderie is built on respect for our work and the fundamental belief our success will be a result of working together.

The Founding Team

Aurora has assembled the most experienced leadership team in the space. Chris Urmson helped lead Carnegie Mellon’s efforts in Darpa’s Grand Challenges, then was a founding member of Google’s self-driving team. Sterling Anderson worked on the tech at MIT before leading Tesla’s Autopilot system. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber’s autonomy effort. At Aurora, these three continue to bring experts from all areas of the industry to the team. We are funded by some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock and Index Ventures.