NPI Engineer, New Product Introduction

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.


$141,000 - $211,000

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 an NPI Engineer, electrical focus. The NPI Engineer, PCBA focus candidate will be responsible for supporting design feedback from DFM perspective, technical questions from suppliers, incoming quality, testing and provisioning. This role is cross functional with respect to understanding design library components, IPC standards and quality metrics related to PCBAs, supplier communications, handoffs between Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Reliability and Embedded FW.


In this role, you will

  • Develop manufacturing practices and standards for electronic components and PCBAs. 
  • Work with electrical designers to optimize designs for manufacturability and testability
  • Instill DFx (DFM, DFT and DFR) practices across all electrical development.
  • Work with contract manufacturers to build planning and process development
  • Schedule/ communicate possible hardware data release dates based on both development process and manufacturing lead time constraints
  • Provide documentation feedback to design engineers
  • Check and release hardware data packages for transfer to internal resources and contract manufacturers
  • Work with testing and provisioning groups to coordinate electronics workflow
  • Review component selections and potential alternate components with respect to electrical and mechanical characteristics
  • Create any necessary control plans, critical to quality requirements, or work instructions for manufacturing
  • Manage and release a manufacturing BOM for internal resources and contract manufacturer use
  • Manage and own contract manufacturing process bring up through hand off to supply team
  • Interact with internal supplier quality as a sustaining engineering point of contact


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in PCBA Manufacturing Electronics
  • Familiar with PCB design software such as Orcad, Cadence, Altium, Mentor
  • IPC A-610 certification is desired
  • Experience in a hardware development environment, bonus points for experience in AV, robotics, or the automotive industry
  • Experience with component selections with respect to electrical and mechanical characteristics
  • Experience with supply chain and vendors
  • Creation of work instructions
  • Experience with team collaboration using various spreadsheets, project management tools such as Smartsheets, MS Projects, Jira Tools, Confluence, etc.


The base salary range for this position is $141,000 - $211,000 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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