Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Aurora Innovation (View all Jobs)

Mountain View, California

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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++, JavaScript, 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. We’re searching for a Full Stack Software Engineer  to join Aurora’s Perception Evaluation team to build cutting-edge evaluation services and visualization tools. 

The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of building large-scale systems with interactive web components and visualizations that uncover insights into our self-driving performance. The impact of your work will be fast data analysis tools and intuitive services that accelerate our experimental development process. This involves tight collaboration with backend and frontend services, autonomy and ML model developers, product, design, and many other internal customers.

In this role, you will

  • Architect powerful backend and frontend systems to analyze self-driving data and uncover performance insights
  • Develop smart automated data analysis tools with interactive web interfaces
  • Design visualization libraries for annotating and rendering interesting actors and scenarios
  • Significant ownership, independence, and leadership working across systems and teams

 Required Qualifications

  • BS / MS / PhD in Computer Science or a related field
  • At least 3 years of industry experience building distributed systems or web applications
  • Excellent programming and software design skills
  • Proficient with databases or storage systems
  • Backend development in Python or C++
  • Frontend development in React.js and JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Great collaboration and communication skills

 Desirable Qualifications (this section is optional)

  • Experience with web service frameworks (e.g., Flask)
  • State management with Redux/MobX
  • Experience with 2D data visualization and 3D tempo-spatial renderers and tools
  • Good understanding of large-scale data design patterns and analysis tools (e.g., Spark)
  • Familiarity deploying and managing containerized services in datacenter or cloud environments (e.g., Kubernetes)

The base salary range for this position is $168K-$252K per year. Aurora’s pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, the successful candidate’s starting base pay will be determined based on factors including job-related skills, experience, qualifications, relevant education or training, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future. The successful candidate will also be eligible for an annual bonus, equity compensation, and benefits.


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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. 

For California applicants, information collected and processed as part of your application, and any job applications you choose to submit is subject to Aurora’s California Employment Privacy Policy.

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