Senior Release Engineer - Autonomy Integration

| San Francisco, CA, USA | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 168,000-225,000 Annually
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We are looking for a Senior Autonomy Integration Engineer - Release in the Autonomy team to work cross-functionally not only within Autonomy but also with the entire organization (Hardware, Infrastructure Software, and Program Management).  You’ll be an integration point responsible for a safe and efficient release of autonomous robo-taxi fleets. 

What You'll Be Doing

  • Define and own the Software Release Management (RM) process. This includes all aspects of the release process, such as planning, change management, build & delivery, and design & development of RM infrastructure & tools.
  • Work closely within autonomy teams such as; Localization, Perception, Prediction, Planning, Control, Mapping, Calibration, and Autonomy Platform to integrate all the cutting-edge modules into the system and preparing builds for release
  • Work cross-functionally with the organization to integrate the entire system including Software, Hardware, Testing, TPMs, and Operations
  • Plan, design, and implement the integration and release process
  • Automate the analysis of release to create detailed reports for developers and executive reports for leadership
  • Work with TPMs to define, maintain, and track the Release Schedules and align with crucial company and partner initiatives
  • Build release prediction capabilities: be responsible for predicting the performance of the next release by leveraging simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop benches
  • Execute the program with a focus on technical execution to achieve program milestone
  • Work with the Program Managers and Developers to set program priorities
  • Proactively manage and mitigate technical risks

What We're Looking For

  • BS or MS in Engineering or equivalent knowledge and work experience.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in autonomous driving or robotics industry with at least 2 of the following fields: release management,hardware, software, autonomy, on-field testing.
  • Solving complicated problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Jira, git, and similar release management tools
  • Experience with CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins pipelines, Docker, and VM deployments.
  • Experience with build systems (CMake, Make, Bazel, Gradle or equivalent) and packaging tools (Debian,, or similar).
  • Strong troubleshooting, debugging, and analytical skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to learn and work independently
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Open to 25% travel to work with autonomous vehicles publicly deployed on roads.

Bonus Points (not required)

  • Experience with system/software/hardware architecture
  • Proficiency writing C++/Python
  • Familiarity with Looker and other Data visualization methods

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors including but not limited to specific skills, experience and expertise, role location, certifications, licenses, and business needs. The estimated compensation range listed in this job posting reflects base salary only. This role may include additional forms of compensation such as a bonus or company equity. The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process. 

Candidates for certain positions are eligible to participate in Motional’s benefits program. Motional’s benefits include but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401k with a company match, health saving accounts, life insurance, pet insurance, and more.

Salary Range

$168,000$225,000 USD

Motional is a driverless technology company making autonomous vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality. We’re driven by something more.

Our journey is always people first.

We aren't just developing driverless cars; we're creating safer roadways, more equitable transportation options, and making our communities better places to live, work, and connect. Our team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who are creating a technology with the potential to transform the way we move.

Higher purpose, greater impact.

We’re creating first-of-its-kind technology that will transform transportation. To do so successfully, we must design for everyone in our cities and on our roads. We believe in building a great place to work through a progressive, global culture that is diverse, inclusive, and ensures people feel valued at every level of the organization. Diversity helps us to see the world differently; it’s not only good for our business, it’s the right thing to do.  

Scale up, not starting up.

Our team is behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's longest-standing public robotaxi fleet. We’re driven to scale; we’re moving towards commercialization of our technology, and we need team members who are ready to embrace change and challenges.

Formed as a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Motional AD Inc. is an EOE. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To comply with Federal Law, we participate in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are queried through this electronic system established by the DHS and the SSA to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

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