Systems Engineer: Systems Strategy

| San Francisco, CA, USA | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 131,000-170,750 Annually
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Mission Summary: 

You will contribute to Motional’s driverless future by leading Motional’s systems engineering strategy for engaging with operations and operational safety in support of planned deployment milestones. This work includes development of Concept of Operations documents, Operational Scenarios for the integrated AV system, and working with operations to develop and test operational mitigations. In addition, you will be contributing to the strategy for scoping Motional’s driverless milestones, working as part of a cross-functional team with stakeholders from safety, operations, autonomy, and product.

What you'll be doing: 

  • Lead development of systems engineering portions of Motional’s Concept of Operations for planned driverless deployments
  • Lead development of operational scenarios for deployments, incorporating AV system behaviors, product functionality, and roles of operational personnel in a driverless deployment
  • Work with operations to develop standard operating procedures based on the operational scenarios
  • End-to-end ownership ensuring all relevant risks are traced to operational procedures and personnel training
  • Participate in weekly forums discussing driverless technical risk and how operational personnel may be able to partially mitigate this risk
  • Provide understanding of autonomy performance to operations team to design safe and well-scoped operational mitigations for driverless deployments
  • Communicate process and status for operational mitigations with key customers as part of customer approval of deployment phases

What we're looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar field with 2+ years of experience in systems engineering
  • Experience with technical writing (ideally ConOps documents or similar), strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience “human-in-the-loop” safety critical systems from similar industries
  • Experience working directly with operational personnel as an engineer, providing technical detail on system behavior used by an operations team (for SOP development, etc.)
  • Experience with validation and verification techniques, test analysis, or similar
  • Experienced with support tools and integration (JIRA, Confluence, G-suite, etc.)
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment

Bonus points: 

  • Master’s degree in engineering or similar field and/or 4+ years of experience in systems engineering
  • Skilled in a requirements management tools (Polarion, DOORS, Jama, or similar)
  • Robotics knowledge and relevant experience
  • Experience performing V&V of machine learning software

Why you should join us: 

You will experience a fast paced working environment where you’ll be challenged to find new ways of thinking.  Your colleagues are eager for fresh ideas to address the challenging problems still to be solved.

Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industry’s largest leaps forward in the last decade, 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 most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and provide a supportive work environment that prioritizes collaboration, communication, and creativity. Our team members are committed to delivering high-quality results that make a real difference in the world. If you are passionate about the future of autonomous vehicles and want to work with a team of talented and motivated professionals, we encourage you to apply to join our team.  Additionally, we offer excellent benefits to include generous medical plans, wellness benefits, unlimited PTO, 401k and equity, to name a few.

Working conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to convey and detect communication
  • The employee occasionally required to remain stationary at times for up to 50% of working time, move in designated working areas; & operate and use office equipment
  • The employee may occasionally move up to 50 pounds

The Motional global headquarters are located at 100 Northern Avenue in Boston, MA. Nestled in the bustling Seaport district with sweeping views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston, the offices are located close to major transit lines and a quick walk to various restaurants and popular attractions.  This position can support remote work within the United States.  

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

$131,000$170,750 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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