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Aurora

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

Motion Planning Operations Specialist
Pittsburgh, PA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

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, 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’re looking for people who are as excited as we are to solve these complex problems and make this tremendous impact on our future, and who want to be surrounded by great people while we do it. We are searching for Technical Operations Associates. This candidate will help produce the foundational data upon which we build self-driving technology & help us test new ideas. In this role, you will collaborate with our engineers and operations team members to help test new capabilities, improve our products and keep our operations running efficiently. 



Responsibilities



  • Complete tasks efficiently, with high quality and minimal oversight

  • Perform quality assurance on labeling tasks completed by vendors

  • Test & optimize new workflows

  • Create detailed scenarios to help our engineers test new capabilities

  • Provide feedback to improve our processes & tools

  • Label images or videos to train our algorithms

  • Work as part of a team with operations and engineering team members


Essential



  • Exceptional quality of work & attention to detail

  • Ability to create efficient processes from scratch

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Enthusiastic & flexible


 Desirable



  • Experience building web (Javascript), Python, or C++ applications

  • Experience running and debugging terminal commands (Linux, Python, Bash)


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.