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Test Engineer


Pittsburgh, PA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 06/15/2022
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  • Company Address: 217 Orchard Lane, Pittsburgh, PA, 15143

About Locomation

Locomation was founded in 2018 by a team of the world’s foremost experts on autonomous vehicles, robotics, and artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center and trucking industry leaders with deep knowledge and experience in every aspect of the trucking business.

Job Description

Locomation, Inc. is bringing together leading experts in robotics and transportation to revolutionize the trucking industry. Locomation is making trucking safer and transportation more efficient through automated driving technology. With our headquarters located in Pittsburgh, PA, we are building a high-performance team excited by complex engineering challenges and passionate about shaping the future of transportation.
We are recruiting top talent to be a part of our growing, fast-moving and execution-oriented team. We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek to help build this future. We want you here at Locomation, if you have a collaborative spirit and curiosity.
About Your Role
You will be directly involved in the development of Locomation’s automated driving technology. As an engineer on the Test Engineering team, you will be responsible for supporting on-road test activities across the system lifecycle. 
About Your Work
Your work will shape the development of Locomation’s first automated driving product. This role is responsible for applying test and product-development skills to help define and guide the development of Locomation’s automated driving technology on our path to delivering products. 
You will help test the system based on product needs, following guidelines from more senior Test Engineers. You will work closely with Developers and Systems Engineering to execute upon testing needs. The quality of your work will create the foundation for downstream engineering development methods such as test integration, verification, validation, and continuous improvement. You will partner with teammates in Product and Design to understand and represent critical needs of the product during use. You will work closely with Safety, Systems, and Operations to safely promote our system through design, production, and launch. And you will partner with Program Management and Development Engineering to land key technologies to our system and enable rapid, impactful development progress. The impacts of this role will culminate in the delivery of valuable, deployable, industry-defining technology products. 
Your success will be enabled through your cross-functional partnerships with Safety, Systems Engineering, Program Management, Product, Human Factors and Design, Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, and Developmental Fleet & Crew Operations. You will work with engineers throughout the organization to demonstrate the capability of the system through testing. 
About You
Quickly develop a strong understanding of Locomation’s systems and underpinning technologies
Create, use, and maintain meaningful work products that bring lasting value to the organization
Support product program success through all stages of the product life cycle
Have a willingness to travel as needed (e.g., one week at a time, several times a year)
Minimum 15% travel expected
Have, minimally, a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in engineering, robotics, or computer science from an accredited university
Have 1+ years of test engineering experience
Specific Skills of Interest
Strong written and verbal technical communication skills
Physically capable of climbing into and out of a Class 8 truck multiple times per day
Willing to work shifts that match commercial driver schedules (11 hours of driving in a 14 hour shift)
An understanding of general engineering fundamentals, including:
Physics, mathematics, hardware engineering, software development, electronics engineering
Nice to Haves
Understanding of safety-relevant concepts, including:
Functional Safety, Reliability, Operational Safety, Fault and Failure Management
Have a background in test engineering including
Root Cause Analysis
Data Analysis
Verification and Validation
Testing Life Cycle
Familiarity with robotics and/or autonomous or highly-automated systems
Understanding of product development
Experience with supplier / customer engagements
Familiarity with relevant standards, regulations and other bodies of work, such as: 
UL 4600, MIL-STD-882, ISO 21448 (SOTIF), ISO 26262, ISO 21434, SAE J3016, Euro NCAP, IIHS, FMVSS
Proficiency with engineering-relevant tools, such as:
TestRail, Jama, Cameo, DOORS, Visio, MATLAB, Simulink
Proficiency with simulation tools, such as:
TruckSIM, dSPACE, AI Simian, CARLA
Familiarity with software languages, such as:
Python, C++
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 
Locomation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and Locomation, Inc. employment policies.