Autonomous Driving Validation Engineer- Safety Mechanism
 Pittsburgh, PA
Aptiv Autonomous Mobility

Our real-world mobility solutions are driving us toward a safer, greener and better connected future. Aptiv is providing the “brain” and “nervous system” for vehicles that will change the face of mobility for people worldwide.

Aptiv’s Autonomous Mobility team is focused on developing, and commercializing autonomous vehicles and systems that enable point-to-point mobility via large fleets of autonomous vehicles in challenging urban driving environments. With talented teams working across the globe, from Boston to Singapore, Aptiv was the first company to deploy a commercial, point-to-point autonomous ride-hailing service based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In November 2017, Aptiv acquired autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy, an integral part of Aptiv’s Autonomous Mobility team. With continued research, development, and both current and future commercial deployments, we are looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.

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The Safety Mechanism Test Engineer for Autonomous Drive (AMoD) will be responsible for developing and executing the functional test plans for autonomous drive vehicles and systems. This highly motivated individual will work in tight conjunction with the systems, safety, and development teams as a member of the validation organization.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop test scenarios that use simulation tools to validate autonomous vehicle behavior at a high level.
  • Analyze vehicle system and sensor data from autonomous vehicle operation to identify issues and areas of test.
  • Use automated simulation test tools and analyze test results in order to track down and report technical issues
  • Collaborate with Simulation engineers, product managers and Vehicle Validation engineers to understand features, refine testing plans and resolve issues.
  • Develop, maintain, and execute comprehensive test plans
  • Develop scripts, tools, and processes to facilitate automated test execution and data analyses.
  • Provide fast, accurate, detailed, and actionable reports on the state of the software under test
  • Facilitate the resolution of technical issues by working with developers to identify and solve problems

What You'll Bring:

  • Education: BS in Engineering
  • Driver's License
  • Minimum 2 years of testing and/or V&V work experience on complex systems required
  • Experience with the usage of Simulation Tools
  • Passion for building relationships with other teams while effectively providing feedback on their work
  • Self-motivated, organized, flexible, and able to balance and prioritize multiple diverse tasks
  • Comfortable working in fast paced dynamic projects
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Language Skills: Fluent in English required (oral and written)

Preferred Skills:

  • Education: MS in Engineering
  • Experience in autonomous or complex vehicle engineering projects
  • Experience in setting up and testing on SIL and/or Simulation test systems.
  • Preferable experience in validating sensors (radar, camera and lidar).
  • Develop methods for simulating traffic, pedestrians, & other actors within a simulation tool.
  • Experience in MATLAB, SIMULINK, Python, and/or dSPACE VEOS tool chain.
  • Experience working with Unix/Linux systems
  • Knowledge automotive industry standards, robotics, and/or ADAS systems
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety Standards
  • Strong background in Systems Engineering and/or formal testing of complex systems
  • Experience using various programming languages for engineering data analysis with specific codes including MATLAB, C++, Python, or similar languages.
  • Experience running reduced DOF vehicle dynamics simulations with tools such as VI-CarRealTime, CarSim, CarMaker
  • Experience creating, manipulating, & scripting virtual worlds.
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