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Technical Lead - Sr. Software Engineer - SDK Group

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$161k - $193k




  • Mission/Vision: Torc Robotics aims to transform the freight industry through advanced autonomous vehicle technology.

  • Key Responsibilities: Lead technical guidance for multiple SDK teams, execute software development lifecycle activities in C++ on Linux, design and implement data acquisition systems, ensure software updates maintain performance.

  • Growth Opportunities: Opportunity to work with cutting-edge autonomous driving technology, travel to international locations, and engage in collaboration with multiple teams within Torc Robotics.


About the Company

At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing our solutions with experienced partners. , we are focused solely on developing software for automated trucks to transform how the world moves freight.

Join us and catapult your career with the company that helped pioneer autonomous technology, and the first AV software company with the vision to partner directly with a truck manufacturer.

Meet the Group:

The SDK Group is comprised of four teams; Inference Engine, Middleware, SDK Design & Release and the Software Images Team (SWIM Team.)

The Inference Engine team delivers a cutting-edge software SDK designed to fine-tune deep learning frameworks for embedded chips. They’re dedicated to optimizing performance, ensuring that their solutions drive the maximum efficiency of AI applications on embedded systems.

The Middleware team creates a powerful framework which allows to move the virtual driver data across multiple ECUs. Therefore, they act as the glue between the vehicle hardware and the autonomous driver software. This covers Ethernet based low bandwidth applications as well as PCIe based high bandwidth applications.

The Software Integration - Software Images (SWIM) team creates novel solutions to getting Application and Operating System Images to the vehicle. This covers the image building process itself, as well as the creation of deployment and data recording tools. Every day, Engineers use their tools to get the trucks loaded up with the latest software and out onto the road.

The SDK Design and Release team creates safety and product requirements, as well as component and integration test cases to control the cyclic release process of the products of the group. With this work the team contributes to the high quality code in each release.

What you’ll do:
As the Group Technical Lead you will cascade your expertise and provide technical guidance to four separate teams within the SDK group (Inference Engine, Middleware, SDK Design & Release and Software Images Team (SWIM Team.) You will be responsible for software development, including but not limited to, software design, algorithm development, implementation, unit testing, vehicle testing and deployed software maintenance while following quality, build, deploy and test processes, safety and process requirements and guidelines. Includes both Autonomous and Perception Engineers.

  • Responsible for executing full software development lifecycle activities using primarily C++ skills in Linux development environment using Lean-Agile methodologies.

  • Assist in root cause analysis of issues found in testing and process automation steps.

  • Support team in identifying daily assignments and reporting progress at daily stand ups.

  • Support software and system level test plans and verification strategies to support ongoing feature development and bug fixes.

  • Designing and implementing systems responsible for data acquisition and analysis from remote vehicles in the field.

  • Responsible for ensuring software updates do not regress the software performance by utilizing simulation software and scenarios.

  • Passion for autonomy technology product area

  • Communicate well in a team environment being able to clearly articulate progress, design expectations and support needed to help the team accomplish goals.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or engineering equivalent and 8+ years of experience OR a Master’s Degree and 5+ years of experience.

  • 5+ year’s experience with development of Embedded Systems.

  • Strong foundation in software programming and best practices with C++ in a Linux environment.

  • Experience with automotive safety and standards (e.g. ISO26262)

  • Ability to lead and drive technical direction across multiple teams within a group.

  • Ability to travel periodically including to Montreal, Canada and Stuttgart, Germany.

Bonus Points!

  • Experience with ROS2 desired.

  • Experience with the NVIDIA Orin desired.

  • Experience with PCIe (NVIDIA) desired.

  • Experience with NVIDIA DriveOS desired.

  • Experience with CUDA desired.

Perks of Being a Full-time Torc’r

Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and future. Our culture is collaborative, energetic, and team focused. Torc offers:

  • A competitive compensation package that includes a bonus component and stock options

  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees

  • 401K plan with a 6% employer match

  • Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation (available immediately after start date)

  • Company-wide holiday office closures

  • AD+D and Life Insurance

Hiring Range for Job Opening

US Pay Range

$160,800—$193,000 USD

At Torc, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We celebrate the uniqueness of our Torc’rs and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or disabilities.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed for this opportunity, we encourage you to apply. We’re always looking for those that are hungry, humble, and people smart and your unique experience may be a great fit for this role or others.


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