Driverless electric vehicles at a fraction of the cost of a car.

Senior Software Engineer - Vehicle Motion Planning and Control at Faction

South San Francisco, CA
Job Type
6+ years
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Ain McKendrick
Ain McKendrick

About the role

Over the last few years, there has been a rush to develop technologies targeted at enabling autonomous vehicles, yet almost every company in the industry is still retrofitting legacy vehicle platforms and many are no closer to having a finished product.

Faction was founded in February 2020 with a focus on developing a deployable software architecture and hardware reference for future digital vehicle platforms. While there has been significant autonomous industry investment in perception, decision making, and control systems, many companies remain focused on areas of active research versus productization.

We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer, Planning and Control for our driverless vehicle platform to be responsible for the architectural documentation of our core system components related to steering, braking, and emergency behavior systems.

What You'll Do:

  • Build robust solutions to cutting-edge driving problems creatively and collaboratively
  • Collaborate with other developers to make sure the system design is aligned with other parts of the vehicle platform and overall architecture
  • Take responsibility for architectural design documentation of core system components related to the steering, braking, and emergency behavior systems

What You'll Need:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Robotics, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of experience in at least one of: robotics planning and control (e.g., trajectory optimization, planning under uncertainty, probabilistic robotics, optimal control, guidance, navigation and control, etc.), data analysis at scale, machine learning at scale
  • Experience in data structures and advanced algorithms
  • Experience programming in C++

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • MS degree in Computer Science, Robotics, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience solving software problems using geometry and linear algebra
  • Experience writing robust, safety-critical, efficient code

Faction is located in South San Francisco, California and authorization to work in the United States is required for this position.

Faction does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Why you should join Faction

Faction develops driverless electric vehicles that have the speed and performance of cars, but at the cost of a motorcycle. We do driverless combined with remote human supervision, so we’re not gated by waiting for 100% autonomous technology.

Faction’s team has collectively developed and launched autonomous vehicle systems ranging from light electric vehicles to heavy class 8 semi trucks. Our team can lay claim to having built some of the first autonomous vehicles deployed to paying commercial customers in 2018 and having developed the first driverless vehicle systems to have run on public highways with no safety driver on board in 2019.