Staff Engineer - Hardware Systems

Job Description

Posted on: 
July 24, 2023

Aurora’s Systems Engineers work closely with engineering design teams to develop sound and implementable design concepts and requirements. Collaboration and teamwork are essential for bringing various stakeholders together, and guide implementation decisions across different disciplines.


  • Define requirements at system, subsystem and hardware module level in collaboration with the internal stakeholders, external OEM partners and/or suppliers. Key focus areas may include Networking, Computer Processing, Audio, HMI, etc.
  • Act as an owner for driving technical discussions, ensuring alignment on functional requirements and closely working with the implementation teams (e.g. Electrical, Embedded, Mechanical) to satisfy the functional requirements.
  • Define requirements by providing reasonable rationale by applying first principles and data analysis in collaboration with subject matter experts
  • Manage requirement traceability and decomposition
  • Manage requirements change control, change propagation, and releases
  • Develop system FMEAs to drive requirement gap analysis and recommend missing requirements and design actions
  • Write design documents to evaluate new features/architecture, drive engineering reviews and ultimately derive clear set of requirements and technical specifications
  • Facilitate cross-functional system development activities among the working groups consisting of systems, safety, software, embedded firmware and hardware design teams including contribution to design reviews, reconciliation of requirements and producing high quality documentation with traceability
  • Develop verification and validation test plans and demonstrate coverage against requirements, in collaboration with hardware and safety teams.
  • Prepare and present technical reports for management

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical or Aerospace or Mechatronics or Computer Science Engineering and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • 3+ years of industry experience in systems engineering
  • 3+ years of industry experience in system test planning and execution (verification and validation)
  • Strong organizational abilities to drive and manage requirements end to end
  • Strong organizational and communication skills to effectively coordinate with local and remote teams and quickly drive progress
  • Strong experience in generating system and module level requirements, functional decomposition, dFMEAs and MSRs
  • Ability to quickly gain a deep understanding of system architecture and product specifications including system redundancy designs and high availability systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable Qualifications

  • Systems experience in autonomous driving technology and robotics
  • Proficiency with electrical and communication bus debug and test equipment; including: oscilloscopes, multimeters, logic analyzers, JTAG tools, CANalyzer, etc.
  • Familiarity with automotive design, qualification, validation, and reliability requirements
  • Familiarity with model based systems engineering, FTA, DFA and hazard safety analysis
  • Prior experience in electrical design development including PCB layout, schematic design, wiring design and embedded software design development
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, wiring and assembly drawings
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