• Location
    • Mountain View
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 24, 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’s Security Software Engineering team’s mission is to design, implement, and evaluate security components across Aurora’s software, hardware, and services.

Our team is responsible for the secure design and implementation of technology built for the onboard vehicle platform and the cloud services with which the vehicle communicates. In addition to contributing to the security architectural strategy, the team is involved in architecture reviews, reviewing threat models, security code reviews, and release-security for Aurora’s products. The focus of this team however, is the design and development of new security frameworks and technologies for our autonomous vehicle platform. We are searching for an experienced software engineer who is excited to focus on building security-specific software components for the autonomous vehicle platform to join us on this mission.

In this role you will

  • Design and develop new security components for our autonomous vehicle platform
  • Build and embed security components within autonomy frameworks and infrastructure frameworks
  • Work with partner teams to perform architectural design reviews of software, hardware, and services

Required Qualifications

  • Foundational knowledge of operating system security for Linux
  • Foundational knowledge of the CWE Top 25
  • Ability and desire to write production-quality code in C++, Golang, or Python
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Familiarity with cryptographic protocols, infrastructure and methods
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a security-specific or security-adjacent industry

Desirable

  • Experience evaluating the security of software and services
  • Foundational knowledge of embedded firmware security and hardware security, preferably in the robotics or automotive space
  • Familiarity working with or developing fuzzers
  • Familiarity with cloud security (AWS) and infrastructure-as-code
  • Familiarity with Trusted Platform Modules, HSMs, and trusted boot
  • A history of giving back to the security industry via open source contributions, published papers, or conference presentations

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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

Founded in 2017, Aurora was started by industry luminaries, and now we’re a team with a multitude of perspectives and experiences. 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 Model X and Autopilot programs. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber’s autonomy effort. Regarded as the most experienced leadership team in the industry, these three bring decades of expertise, passion and focus to realizing our mission.