Senior System Software Engineer, Simulation



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Autonomous vehicles are redefining the way we live, work, and play—creating safer and more efficient roads. These revolutionary benefits require massive computational horsepower and large-scale production software expertise. Tapping into decades-long experience in high-performance computing, imaging, and AI, NVIDIA has built a software-defined, end-to-end platform for the transportation industry that enables continuous improvement and continuous deployment through over the air updates. It delivers everything needed to develop autonomous vehicles at scale.

Simulation gives us the capability to test an autonomous vehicle in a near-infinite variety of conditions and scenarios before it even reaches the road, accelerating development time and improving the reliability of the self-driving stack at the same time. With DRIVE Sim, NVIDIA is writing a new chapter on real-time simulation. Built on our Omniverse platform and harnessing the power of RTX ray tracing, we're revolutionizing the world of simulation, combining enterprise-grade simulation with entertainment-quality graphics. NVIDIA is seeking a software engineer to assist in the development of our Driving Simulation for Autonomous Vehicles. Simulation environments are essential to the success of self-driving car technology. NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA expertise are paving the way for simulation technology to shape the future. By joining our team you will directly contribute to an exciting field surely to change our way of life.

What you will be doing:

  • Partner with technical visionaries within the company to define and deliver a simulation environment that advances the state of the art in autonomous vehicles.

  • Work on designing, building, and debugging the simulation framework. The simulation framework includes physics, traffic modeling, timing, animation systems, NPC logic, memory optimization, performance profiling, etc.

  • Closely engage with external customers on the objective of a most efficient adoption of Drive Sim

  • Understand customers' requirements and follow-through with internal engineering and product team

  • Work closely with the pipeline and rendering teams to deliver a complete simulation capability.

  • You will build software to render and manipulate synthetic environments used to operate self-driving cars and trucks.

  • Directly impact the future of self-driving car technology!

What we need to see:

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, or related field

  • 4+ years of experience sensor modeling

  • Experience working with technical and creative professionals in the generation of 3D content

  • Strong modern C++ and/or Python skills , and experience shipping products used by a wide range of customers

  • Strong interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Experience with Universal Scene Description (USD)

  • In-vehicle networking: CAN, Flexray, Ethernet, Some/IP, AUTOSAR

  • Prior exposure to automotive or related sensors (camera, radar, LIDAR, ultrasonic, GPS, IMU)

  • Developing existing simulation applications or knowledge of existing 3D game engines

The base salary range is 144,000 USD - 270,250 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.