• Location
    • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date Posted
  • Dec. 13, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Mobility

Who We Are

At Aurora, we’re on a mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. It all starts with the Aurora Driver, a platform created from industry-leading hardware and software and designed to adapt across a variety of vehicle types and industries.

We’re led by a team of self-driving luminaries, and we’ve forged strategic partnerships with leading transportation companies—including ride-hailing network Uber, truck-manufacturers PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, and the world’s largest automaker Toyota—setting us up to deliver the Aurora Driver in both trucks and passenger vehicles. We are funded by Amazon, Uber, T Rowe Price, and some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock, and Index Ventures.

Aurora is in the best position to lead the self-driving space with a team of unparalleled depth and expertise, the technology to deliver, and the partnerships to build a transformative business for the long-term.

Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We’re searching for a Software Engineer to join our Embedded Controls team to develop firmware for the fault-tolerant controller used in the self-driving system.

In this role, you will

  • Architect and develop highly-reliable embedded software in a safety-critical environment
  • Develop embedded software to interface with new base vehicle platforms based on API specifications
  • Develop low-level drivers for interfaces like CAN, LIN, I2C, SPI, and Ethernet
  • Configure and optimize real-time operating system applications
  • Develop, debug, and test Ethernet and CAN-based bootloaders
  • Support hardware engineers with PCB bringup, debugging, and testing
  • Required Qualifications
  • BS/MS or PhD in Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • Low level RTOS bring up and development and/or Embedded Linux bring up and driver development
  • Knowledge of both high- and low-level communication protocols, from I2C and SPI to CAN and TCP/IP Protocols
  • Excellent C or C++ programming, Python experience, and software design skills; expertise in other languages welcome
  • Experience developing comprehensive automated testing - from unit tests to hardware-in-the-loop tests
  • Basic knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals to support low level debugging

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with PTP, gPTP, and other Time Sensitive Networking Protocols
  • Experience configuring and developing drivers for Ethernet PHYs and Switches
  • Experience with software development processes for safety critical systems
  • Experience developing for both common and automotive specific RTOS implementations (FreeRTOS, SafeRTOS, QNX, AUTOSAR, etc.)
  • Experience operating basic electronics test equipment such as multimeters, power supplies, and oscilloscopes



Working at Aurora

At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.

We have offices in 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora.

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit. You can find all the latest news on our Blog

Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law.

About Aurora

Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is revolutionizing transportation – making it safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services,  to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks. Aurora is partnered with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem including Toyota, Uber, Volvo, FedEx, and PACCAR. Aurora tests its vehicles in the Bay Area, Pittsburgh, and Texas and has offices in those areas as well as in Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA; Louisville, CO; and Wixom, MI. To learn more, visit www.aurora.tech.