Sr Systems Engineer - Detroit

Uber Overview

About us

We're changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we're a part of the logistical fabric of more than 500 cities around the world. Whether it's a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.

For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.

And that's just what we're doing today. We're thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we're in for the long haul. We're reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

Job Description

The System Safety team within Uber ATG is charged with ensuring that, at every stage of development, our self-driving vehicles are demonstrably free from unreasonable risk when operating on public roads. We also hold primary responsibility for establishing durable specifications that will guide the integration of self-driving technology onto the Uber network at global scale.

Our safety experts apply analytical skills and expertise throughout the product development lifecycle, and we work with software engineers, hardware engineers, test teams, and external partners to efficiently deliver the appropriate level of assurance for on-road, highly automated systems.

Our systems engineers bring knowledge of best practices from a variety of industries, and apply tools and agile processes to right-size efforts around generating and maintaining system-level documentation and interface specifications.

What you'll do

  • As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will have exceptional technical intuition spanning electrical, mechanical, and software systems and will possess the ability to comprehend and catalogue myriad system elements and interactions in the contexts of development, test, production, and deployment of a complex product.
  • Responsibilities will include generating concise, clear systems engineering deliverables, communicating business and technical requirements at differing levels as appropriate to the audience, and adapting rapidly based on new information.
  • You will work in a small, self-optimizing team focused on delivering results, not building an empire.

What you'll need

  • Be fluent in system architecture diagrams, concept of operations documents, ICDs, APIs, requirements management processes, and system verification plans
  • Understand how to assess risks, weigh potential tradeoffs, and swiftly generate an insightful analysis of alternative solutions when required
  • Differentiate between important and unimportant issues and help others do the same
  • Continually shape a systems engineering framework to be complementary to, and augmented by, rapid system prototyping iterations happening in parallel
  • Communicate with external partners thoughtfully and with deference to intellectual property and business relationship considerations
  • Have a proven ability to move fast and the confidence to blaze a trail where industry best practices come up short

Nice to have's

  • Product systems engineering responsibilities or a prior product/program manager role requiring strong technical background in an engineering discipline
  • Success at a startup, within an Agile development process, as a member of a fast-paced skunkworks division, or in another non-traditional engineering environment
  • Effective adaptation of standard systems engineering processes to unique new technology applications
  • Familiarity with sophisticated, safety-critical software within automotive or another industry (e.g., aerospace, defense, medical, transportation)
  • Exposure to automotive functional safety standards such as ISO 26262
  • Regular collaboration, in person and via video conference, with international business partners
  • Fast learner. You thrive on learning new technologies, pivot easily but thoughtfully to new ideas, and don't believe in one-size-fits-all solutions.
  • Versatile team player. You are willing to adapt to whatever role is most needed in a given moment, and you rely on others' candid feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Passionate. You feel ownership over everything you work on, and you hold yourself to higher standards and expectations than your current boss does.
  • Business savvy. You understand requirements beyond the written word and how your technical contributions will influence the viability of future products.

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