Senior Hardware Test Engineer

Aurora Innovation (View all Jobs)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Interview Process

1. Simplified real-world coding task on 2. Time-boxed take-home assignment 3. Face-to-face meeting with teammates.

Programming Languages Mentioned

C++, Python

Who We Are

Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is revolutionizing transportation – making it safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks. Aurora is partnered with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem including Toyota, Volvo, PACCAR, Uber, Uber Freight, FedEx, and U.S. Xpress. Aurora tests its vehicles in the Bay Area, Pittsburgh, and Texas and has offices in those areas as well as in Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA; Louisville, CO; and Detroit, MI. To learn more, visit

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. A successful candidate is data-driven, excels at complex problem solving, has a strong engineering background with software and hardware skills, quality and product focused mindset, and can lead cross-functional teams to identify and eliminate quality problems, issues and risks.

In this role, you will

  • Develop and perform quality verification testing and provisioning based on program plans, product requirements and specifications. 
  • Maintain and improve software tools used in product and module quality verification testing and provisioning.
  • Assist in the development, build, and maintenance of test fixtures for manufacturing
  • Develop test tools/methods to automate testing for manufacturing
  • Closely collaborate with test engineering and manufacturing teams to develop quality test requirements, quality standards, and product quality test plans to ensure products will meet requirements.
  • Investigates, debugs, and resolves quality test problems in the manufacturing process and assists as required with failure analysis and/or root cause analysis.
  • Uses lean tools, statistical techniques and analytical methods to achieve effective problem solving, root cause discovery and corrective action (8D Problem Solving, 5-Why).
  • Track quality test performance metrics, prioritize top issues, and drive continuous improvement activities with cross-functional teams.
  • Work on continuous improvement of  testing processes and procedures.
  • Provides technical test support to all manufacturing areas, locations, and customers as needed.
  • Provide technical expertise and mentorship to junior-level test engineers and technicians.
  • Lead and participate in test initiatives to support Business and Quality objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior verification, validation, and testing experience with emphasis on debug skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication of test status and results, including writing formal test reports/records.
  • Ability to operate and use diagnostic scan tools, scopes, meters, and other test equipment.
  • Ability to read design/wiring schematics and operate data acquisition systems for data collection.
  • Understanding of test equipment maintenance, calibration, upgrades and improvements (mechanical, electrical or software-based) required to optimize resource up-time.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, technical writing ability and comprehensive understanding of problem solving.
  • Experience with Linux operating systems.
  • Experience programming in Python required.
  • Experienced Jira Admin.
  • Experience with data aggregation.
  • Experience in modern automotive electronics and diagnostic procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. 


Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience programming in C++ preferred.
  • Ability to travel to company locations in the continental U.S.



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 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora.

At the core of everything we do is our commitment to safety. Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and we believe that each employee at Aurora has a role in contributing to safety, every step of the way. Aurora expects commitment to our safety policies from every employee, and seeks candidates who take an active responsibility, can contribute to building an atmosphere of trust, and invest in the organization’s long-term success by prioritizing working safely, no matter what.

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. You can find all the latest news on our Blog

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. 

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