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Aurora delivers the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.

Manufacturing Technician
Bozeman, MT, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Aurora Overview 

Bringing self-driving vehicles to our roads is the most transformative opportunity of our generation. Aurora is taking a fresh start with the development of self-driving technology, combining excellence in AI, rigorous engineering, and a team with decades of experience building robots that work.

Led by a team of seasoned experts, including three of the world’s leaders of self-driving technology, our mission is to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. We are designing the software and hardware to power the transportation of our future that will make our roads safer, give more people access to mobility, and reduce congestion and pollution in cities - improving the quality of life for all. The challenge in what we are endeavoring to achieve is transcendent; we are developing perhaps the world’s most complex computing system and asking it to perform the task of transporting and keeping safe our most precious asset: human life. 

Aurora hires people who are excited to build the future of transportation. We are searching for a manufacturing technician to contribute to their product manufacturing efforts and sensor development programs.  


  • Cable and harness assembly and test

  • Cable and harness troubleshooting

  • Soldering and wire splicing of PCBAs and wire harnesses

  • Product quality inspections of incoming and assembled components

  • Fusion splicing of fiber optic components

  • Assembly and testing of optical components

  • Polishing fiber optic components

  • Following written, verbal and visual instructions

  • Compiling test data and completing component test reports

  • Assembling electrical, mechanical and optical systems

  • Other duties as assigned


  • A high school diploma or GED

  • Attention to detail and careful handling of precision components and equipment

  • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings

  • Experience with Google Sheets, Docs, Slides and Gmail

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment


  • An Associate Degree, Technician Certificate, or equivalent in photonics/lasers/electro-optics

  • A theoretical understanding of electronics with respect to complex electro-optic systems

  • Experience building complex photonics-based systems and working as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Experience handling, cleaning and polishing fibers and/or fusion splicing fiber optics

  • Experience debugging complex electronic assemblies and/or manufacturing cable assemblies

  • Experience with CNC mills, lathes and other machine shop tools

  • Experience with automotive manufacturing and quality specifications

Working at Aurora

Our work has real purpose. Delivering the benefits of self-driving will save lives around the world, expand access to transportation, revitalize cities, and give people time back every day.

We’re one team. We’re inspired by the challenge of what we’re solving and the impact our work will have on society. Our camaraderie is built on respect for our work and the fundamental belief our success will be a result of working together.

The Founding Team

Aurora has assembled the most experienced leadership team in the space. Chris Urmson helped lead Carnegie Mellon’s efforts in Darpa’s Grand Challenges, then was a founding member of Google’s self-driving team. Sterling Anderson developed MIT'S Intelligent CoPilot, then led the team that delivered Tesla Autopilot. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber’s autonomy effort. At Aurora, these three continue to bring experts from all areas of the industry to the team. We are funded by Amazon, T Rowe Price, and some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock and Index Ventures.