Senior Fleet Engineer at Embark Trucks | Powderkeg

Location: Southern California

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Technical Operations

Embark Trucks is America's Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and and other outlets, Embark went public via a $5 billion SPAC deal in November 2021, and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol EMBK. Embark is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with operations centers in Fontana, CA and Houston, TX, moving freight daily using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with [truck manufacturers]( interface-accelerates-integration-of-self-driving-technology-across-major- truck-oem-platforms-301259787.html), shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a [business model]( development-program-to-bring-embark-driver-to- market-301264418.html#::text=Embark%20launches%20its%20Partnership%20Development,on%20select%20US%20freight%20lanes.) where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow.

The Senior Fleet Engineer role serves as a cross-functional, technical leader delivering high fleet availability and building world-class operations. The Senior Fleet Engineer works closely with Engineering, Fleet Service, and Embark’s carrier partners to diagnose challenging on-truck issues across both autonomous and base OEM truck systems. As an influential member of our Technical Operations team, you'll be responsible for defining a winning operations strategy that optimizes technology and processes across our customers, suppliers, and partners, redefining the future autonomous truck landscape.

Day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead root cause analyses on a variety of sophisticated issues, affecting hardware, integration, and the vehicle systems
  • Provide fully characterized HW issue analysis in order to support future design improvements.
  • Proactively identify and drive improvements in process and design.
  • Develop robust and scalable processes for engineers and technicians.
  • Identify and develop processes and tools to continuously improve fleet issue management, uptime, and utilization.
  • Analyze fleet data to proactively identify and mitigate fleet reliability issues.

Abilities & requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Automotive, Industrial Engineering or similar Engineering field.
  • Demonstrated ability in an industrial, manufacturing, automotive, robotics, or similar industry.
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, and software engineering components and an understanding of how they interact in a sophisticated electromechanical system.
  • Capability to adapt, operate, and act decisively in an ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to understand and learn sophisticated technical systems.
  • Strong communication skills (written/verbal), comfortable speaking across all organizational levels and departments to complex technical issues and topics.
  • Outstanding analytical and strategic problem solving skills; capability to take ambiguous technical problems and develop solutions.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working with 24x7 operations.
  • Statistical analysis skills.
  • Trucking, automotive, and/or autonomous industry experience diagnosing sensors, compute, electrical, CAN, or base vehicle OEM systems.


  • A full-time, competitive salary with equity.
  • Flexible paid vacation from the start.
  • 100% of the base insurance option covered for Medical, Dental, and Vision and buy-up option for other plans.
  • Life insurance is covered by Embark.
  • Access to a Flexible Spending Account & 401K Plan.
  • Snacks & catered lunches.
  • Work in a fast-growing startup revolutionizing transportation as we know it! 🚚🤖

At Embark we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Embark Trucks, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Embark in the Press:

[The Wall Street Journal – Embark Announces $5.2 Billion Deal to Go Public]( public-in-5-2-billion-spac-deal-11624442400?mod=e2tw)

[Business Insider – Embark's Original Pitch Deck]( original-pitch-deck-2021-8)

Former “Mythbuster” Jamie Hyneman Hitches a Ride in an Embark Self-Driving Truck

[CNBC - Our Partner Development Program]( inbev-werner-enterprises-to-test-embark-autonomous-trucks.html)

[Forbes - The Embark Universal Interface]( carving-path-to-market-with-universal-truck-interface-new-fleet-partners/)

[Navigating Highway Work Zones with the Embark Driver]( the-embark-driver-6ab8c95822a9?source=collection_home---4------ 5-----------------------)

A few company highlights:

[Embark Blog - Series C and Transfer Hubs]( trucks/embark-announces-70m-series-c-led-by-tiger-global-14f09a4ac77)

[Forbes - 70 Million Dollar Series C ]( embark-raises-70-million-opens-freight-hubs-for-robot-big-rigs/#483b2d35653a)

Video - Day in the life of a self-driving truck

Embark Blog - Disengagement Report

[30 Million Dollar Series B led by Sequoia]( trucks/embark-announces-30-million-series-b-led-by-sequoia-394844f29c4c)

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Fleet Engineer
  • Company
    Embark Trucks
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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