Senior Electrical 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. We’re searching for a Senior Electrical Engineer to help strengthen our technical and Electrical Engineering product development experience within the team.

In this role, you will

  • Design and build the computers, peripherals, and electrical architecture on which autonomy software will run. Requires strong EE fundamentals supported by the use of CAD tools, to capture schematic designs, manage PCB layout, Power/Signal simulation/emulation, and manufacturing NPI.
  • Work cross-functionally to build, Integrate, test, and debug these electrical components on bench and in vehicles. Requires hands-on electronic lab experience and ability to leverage advanced test equipment like oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers to inform design robustness.
  • Work with Mechanical, Software, and hardware platform partner teams to deliver high quality electrical designs to manufacturing. Requires knowledge of production processes (build/test) and experience bringing a design to production.
  • Work with Supply Chain and Manufacturing partners to qualify parts and processes. 

Required Qualifications

  • This role requires a bachelor's or master's degree with a focus in electrical or computer engineering. Preference is given to those who have broad experience spanning several disciplines in the robotics domain (electrical, mechanical, and software).
  • Proficiency in Signal and Power Integrity Design and Analysis, high speed signaling, grounding.
  • Proficiency with design for EMI/EMC theory and practices.
  • Applicants with a master's degree should have 5+ years of applicable professional experience with direct responsibility of successful product deliverables.
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree should have 8+ years of applicable professional experience with direct contribution to successful product deliverables.
  • Proven Debug and Troubleshooting skills/aptitude at the system and board level.
  • Expertise with lab instruments (Oscilloscopes, Analyzers, DMMs, Power Supplies, and E-loads).

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with or applied knowledge of motor vehicle systems and bus architecture.
  • Experience with both rapid prototyping and design for manufacture.
  • Knowledge of automotive requirements, safety framework (ISO26262) and qualification processes.
  • Programming and Scripting (C++, Python or equivalent) experience.
  • Proficiency with Cadence tool suite preferred



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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