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Head of Autonomy

Company: Nuro, Inc.
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are
Nuro exists to better everyday life through robotics. The company's custom electric autonomous vehicles are designed to bring the things you need-from produce to prescriptions-right to your home. This convenient, eco-friendly, safe alternative to driving can make streets safer and cities more livable. We are an elite team including entrepreneurs and engineers, designers, creatives and scientists. We believe AI and robotics are on the cusp of transforming daily life and we are dedicated to building meaningful products with this technology. Join us and play a critical role in our mission.
Nuro is looking for a Head of Autonomy, reporting to our VP of Software, who will play a critical role in scaling our world-class Autonomy engineering teams. You will work closely with, and guide, the autonomy engineering org and partner with the Systems Engineering, Product, Autonomy Platform, Robots, and Operations teams to solve complex, real-life problems that will move goods for millions of people. Expect to tackle real-life problems to help advance the future of robotics to improve everyday lives.
About the Work

  • People: Be responsible for a multi-hundred-person software organization spanning numerous domains and experience levels. Owns organizational challenges and inspires current and future software leadership to get the most out of their teams.

    • Prioritization & Communication: Own the Autonomy technical roadmap, tradeoff decisions, and communication to the organization about Autonomy direction, priorities, and short-term/long-term objectives.

      • Lead and champion Autonomy software engineering: Drive continuous improvement in development processes, tools, and organization. Maximize the benefits of ML and human assistance throughout the autonomy stack. Define and drive up all key autonomy metrics. -

        About You

        • Must haves:

          • Exceptional technical leader in a high-growth environment -
          • Strong experience hiring and developing top talent
          • Deep technical expertise in at least one subdomain of AV, robotics, ML, and/or AI
          • Experience working on safety critical products requiring rigorous testing and validation
          • Strong track record of successfully leading and delivering large, complex R&D engineering efforts with high execution risk. -
          • Hustle + Hungry - genuine interest in understanding all aspects of the organization. The desire to learn what you do not already know.
          • Experience leading healthy engineering organizations of 100+ engineers
          • Experience managing large organizations

            • Nice-to-haves:

              • Experience trading off HW vs SW implementation paths.
              • Experience planning for and executing SW/HW integrations and bringups

                At Nuro, we celebrate differences and are committed to a diverse workplace that fosters inclusion and psychological safety for all employees. Nuro is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Nuro, Inc., Mountain View , Head of Autonomy, Other , Mountain View, California

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