: Senior Autonomous Driving Software Engineer - Planning

Our Software Engineers play a key role in making the vehicle of the future a reality by developing technologies that deliver a turnkey, fully autonomous driving system for our customers. Do you enjoy the challenge of working in a complex and growing system where new features are being added and evaluated rapidly? Do you enjoy working closely with roboticists and engineers to bring ground breaking algorithms from concept to prototype and then from prototype to a product deployed in the real world at scale? If the answers are yes, were looking for you.

What You'll Do:

  • Use your top-notch software development expertise to inspire others to develop better software practices and principles.
  • Develop clean software for the motion planning and decision-making modules that sit at the core of autonomous driving systems and interface with all other key modules such localization, control, and perception.
  • Collaborate with motion planning experts and experienced roboticists on cutting edge algorithms from design, prototyping, testing, deployment, to productization.
  • Design and build robust and scalable codebase that enables rapid exploration and evaluation of different motion planning approaches and algorithms.
  • Show initiative and be a valued team member in our innovative, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where cooperative teamwork is the norm.

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Computer Science or relevant field.
  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • C++ (i.e. C++11, C++14, C++17) development experience in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of software engineering principles including software design, source control management, build processes, code reviews, testing methods.
  • Experience in safety-critical applications and hard real-time constraints.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to learn.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible and creative thinking.

Bonus Points (not required):

  • Experience working on robotics system and with robotics and researchers is a plus.
  • Knowledge in motion planning, controls, and other related robotics fields is a plus.
  • Python experience is a plus.




About Us

Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industrys largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the worlds first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the worlds most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group, one of the worlds largest vehicle manufacturers offering smart mobility solutions, and Aptiv, a global technology leader in advanced safety, electrification, and vehicle connectivity, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.


Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the US and Asia. For more information, visit www.Motional.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.



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Full-time