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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

At Aurora, we’re on a mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. It all starts with the Aurora Driver, a platform created from industry-leading hardware and software and designed to adapt across a variety of vehicle types and industries.

We’re led by a team of self-driving luminaries, and we’ve forged strategic partnerships with leading transportation companies—including ride-hailing network Uber, truck-manufacturers PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, and the world’s largest automaker Toyota—setting us up to deliver the Aurora Driver in both trucks and passenger vehicles. We are funded by Amazon, Uber, T Rowe Price, and some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock, and Index Ventures.

Aurora is in the best position to lead the self-driving space with a team of unparalleled depth and expertise, the technology to deliver, and the partnerships to build a transformative business for the long-term.

Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We’re searching for a Manufacturing Technician to assist with the production of Aurora's family of LiDAR and other Hardware products.

In this role, you will

  • Assemble, test, and characterize sensor products, computing packages and power distribution systems. 
  • Test complex mechanical and optical systems to support the development of Aurora’s lidar engine products
  • Aid in the development of Aurora’s production/manufacturing infrastructure
  • Contribute to a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians on new technology development from conception to production of reliable products
  • Assemble, test and troubleshoot cables and harness 
  • Solder and wire splice PCBAs and wire harnesses
  • Inspect product quality of incoming and assembled components
  • Splice fusion of fiber optic components
  • Assemble and test optical components
  • Polish fiber optic components
  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions
  • Compile test data and complete component test reports
  • Assemble electrical, mechanical and optical systems


Required Qualifications

  • 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


Desirable Qualifications

  • 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

At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.

We have offices in Pittsburgh, Mountain View, San Francisco, Bozeman, Dallas and Seattle. We also offer a competitive benefits package that supports the whole you, including:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and RSU package
  • Premium choices for Medical, vision, and dental
  • 401k benefits
  • Life and disability benefits
  • 18 weeks paid leave for new parents and caregivers
  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
  • Fertility benefits through Carrot
  • Working from home support
  • Professional growth and mentorship opportunities through the Aurora Academy
  • Wellness Platforms (Spring Health, Headspace, Aaptiv, Quit Genius)

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit.

Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. 

About Aurora

Founded in 2017, Aurora was started by industry luminaries, and now we’re a team with a multitude of perspectives and experiences. 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 worked on the tech at MIT before leading Tesla’s Model X and Autopilot programs. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber’s autonomy effort. Regarded as the most experienced leadership team in the industry, these three bring decades of expertise, passion and focus to realizing our mission.