Software Engineer, Remote Assist at Embark Trucks | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco / Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Guardian

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.

Managing a fleet of self-driving trucks requires a sophisticated control center with real-time monitoring and the ability to intervene as our vehicles move freight across the country. Embark Guardian is our family of products to meet this need, and the newly-created Guardian team is responsible for all of the components that let us interact with vehicles before, during, and after trips. This includes live streaming video, monitoring sensor data, and sending commands back to the vehicle.

Remote assist and teleoperation are a key component of this control center task. When a driverless vehicle encounters trouble, we need a reliable way for humans to intervene, even if the vehicle is in a remote area with limited connectivity. We are looking for enthusiastic engineers to build out and scale our remote assist capability, bringing a keen eye for detail, passion for helping teammates and sharing knowledge, and curiosity to learn new cutting edge technologies to get the job done.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and build interfaces for human operators to remotely drive our vehicles.
  • Write on-vehicle code with C++ and ROS that interacts with the rest of our AV stack.
  • Experiment with different network configurations to optimize performance in areas of poor LTE reception.
  • Infuse our culture of safety into the systems you build through detailed analysis of failure modes.
  • Share knowledge with teammates and help mentor junior engineers.
  • Work collaboratively with product managers, operations staff, and other engineers to deploy changes across the fleet.

Preferred experience:

  • Experience with remote vehicle control in previous roles
  • A deep understanding of networking fundamentals, experience optimizing low-latency systems, and experience working with unreliable connections
  • Experience in multiplayer gaming or video streaming is a bonus

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
    Software Engineer, Remote Assist
  • Company
    Embark Trucks
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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