Thermal Integration 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.


$163,000 - $261,000

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 Thermal Integration Engineer to join Aurora’s Hardware Product Engineering team. The Vehicle Integration Team is responsible for designing the integration of our internally developed hardware onto various vehicle platforms.


In this role, you will

  • Work within the Hardware Product Engineering group owning the Thermal Management System across multiple vehicle platforms and applications
  • Maintain system requirements and physical architecture for the vehicle thermal systems
  • Design the integration strategy of components and routing for thermal hardware on OEM vehicle platforms 
  • Deliver carefully organized requirement and integration packages to OEM partners 
  • Engage with OEMs on future programs driving thermal integration strategy and collaboration
  • Track all details of thermal assemblies including requirements, BOMs, mass roll-ups, and schedules
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and build teams to prototype and assemble designs on the vehicles for validation
  • Develop test plans and perform thermal system tests
  • Develop new workflows and processes in order to expand the depth and breadth of the teams capabilities


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineer, Aerospace, or related  
  • Ability to own projects internally and with OEM partners as an independent self starter
  • Strong technical documentation and communication of technical information
  • Proficiency with Catia/3DX, SolidWorks, Creo, NX, or the comparable CAD tools


Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with automotive thermal system design; radiators, thermal routing, electrical vehicle thermal management
  • Experience with CAD design and management in the automotive industry
  • Intuitive knowledge of part design, material selection, and manufacturing processes


The base salary range for this position is $163,000 - $261,000 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.




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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