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Vehicle Integration Engineer

Kodiak Robotics

Kodiak Robotics

Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2023
Kodiak was founded in April 2018 to develop autonomous technology that carries freight forward—so people, partners, and the planet thrive. Navigating highway environments presents vastly different challenges than urban streets. Kodiak’s experienced team has developed the industry’s most advanced technology stack purpose-built specifically for long-haul trucks. From our sensor fusion system that maximizes the value of every sensing modality, to our unique lightweight mapping solution that allows our trucks to navigate ever-changing highway construction zones, our world-class team of industry pioneers is bringing the benefits of autonomy to the $800B a year trucking industry quickly, safely, and efficiently.
We are looking for a Vehicle Integration Engineer experienced in new product introduction and system-level integration work. The role will work closely with the rest of the hardware, software, and operations organizations to deploy, manage, and continually improve our growing autonomous fleet.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the support efforts of our vehicle operations team helping to diagnose issues quickly and mitigate fleet downtime.
  • Troubleshoot and debug field issues related to mechanical, electrical and thermal management systems as well as issues related to hardware, firmware, and software interactions. Analyze system failures, identify root cause, and propose corrective actions for subsystems.
  • Develop and improve the monitoring and auditing of fleet issues. Document and report out insights to the Engineering team.
  • Build and specify tools and automation to advance Kodiaks diagnostics capabilities using tools such as Kivana.
  • Participate in design reviews and provide feedback/suggestions to improve reliability of future systems.

You should have (most of) the following to be successful:

  • 5+ years of experience in relevant fields
  • BS or MS, or equivalent experience, in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other related technical field.
  • Strong system analysis and problem solving skills; understanding and debugging complex systems is exciting for you.
  • Hands on. You are just as comfortable with a wrench as a keyboard.
  • A team leader. Whether formally or informally, you have previously played the lead role on several projects. You take ownership and drive the team to deliver exceptional results
  • Great communicator. You have experience writing clear, concise, and detailed documentation. You are skilled in leading and participating in cross-functional design reviews.
  • Bonus Skills:
  • Experience with automotive electronics and communication protocols such as Ethernet, CAN, LIN, etc.
  • Experience with scripting and data analysis languages such as Python or Matlab.
  • Understanding of Linux based systems and computer networking
  • Direct experience in automotive, robotics, or aerospace systems

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package including equity and biannual bonuses
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision plans through Kaiser Permanente, Anthem, and Guardian (including a medical plan with infertility benefits)
  • Flexible PTO and generous parental leave policies
  • Office perks: dog-friendly, free catered lunch, a fully stocked kitchen, and free EV charging
  • Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance
  • Wellbeing Benefits - Headspace, One Medical, Gympass, Spring Health
  • Fidelity 401(k)
  • Commuter, FSA, Dependent Care FSA, HSA
  • Various incentive programs (referral bonuses, patent bonuses, etc.)
The annual salary range for this full-time position is $150,000-$190,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. We can share more about the specific salary range for your job level during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed above are base salary only and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.
At Kodiak, we strive to build a diverse community working towards our common company goals in a safe and collaborative environment where harassment of any kind is strictly prohibited. Kodiak is committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.