Senior Director of Engineering - AV Infrastructure



Other Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

The Autonomous Vehicles Infrastructure team is searching for a leader to develop and bring NVIDIA's automotive platform out to the world. You will participate in a focused effort to develop and productize ground-breaking solutions that will revolutionize the world of transportation and the growing field of self-driving cars. You will work with hardworking and dedicated multi-functional engineering leaders and development teams across various vehicle subsystems to integrate their work into our autonomous driving platform, while achieving or exceeding all meaningful NVIDIA and automotive standards & guidelines. Foster a culture of innovation and trust and collaborate effectively with other leaders. You'll find the work is exciting, fun, and very meaningful.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead and deliver a complete platform debugging environment including recording, telemetry, OTA to the AV function and customer teams

  • Deliver data collection platform to support dense data campaigns

  • Maintain and support the car and bench fleet with regression free platform updates and direct engineering support when platform issues occur

  • Achieve egomotion and dynamic calibration AV function

  • Delivering production car non-driving functions including production recorders, parking damage recorders, scenario recorders/shadow mode, diagnostics, etc

  • Implement selected cockpit features including DMS/OMS and advanced visualization such as surround view

  • Scale the AV platform to multiple car models and multiple customers including developing/optimizing the architecture and abstraction layers which enable this scaling

  • Fulfill DriveWorks middleware for Drive OS customers independent of AV function.

  • Foster innovation, trust and excellence within your organization and the broader AV unit

  • Grow managers and senior ICs into NVIDIA leaders

What we need to see:

  • BS, MS, or PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field

  • 8+ or more years of experience in leading/managing a software development team in car platforms to AV functional layers

  • 15+ or more overall years of relevant experience in software design, including debugging, performance analysis, and testing designs

  • Set objectives, strategies and monitor execution and KPIs to deliver above

  • Work with AV management team on roadmap and strategy planning

  • Work with HW and product teams on next generation platform designs

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead multi-functional efforts

  • Develop and maintain a high-performance management team

  • Deep software background focusing on premise Infrastructure as well as CSPs

  • Must have owned and operated one or more things at scale

  • Ideally can speak deeply from “layer 2 to 7” with ease

  • Autonomous Vehicles and embedded software experience a big plus

  • Hands on experience with the AI development loop for a robot, ideally has either fully owned or been a significant part of that loop

  • Proven leadership of cross functional and matrixed teams

  • Operational and metrics mindset, KPI and SLA driven

  • Adaptable and innovative, flourishes in a startup-like environment, can handle ambiguity with intention

With highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working for us and our engineering teams are growing fast in some of the hottest state of the art fields: Autonomous Vehicles, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and XR/AR. The GPU, our invention, serves as the visual cortex of modern computers and is at the heart of our products and services. Our work opens up new universes to explore, enables amazing creativity and discovery, and powers what were once science fiction inventions from artificial intelligence to autonomous cars. NVIDIA is looking for great people like you to help us accelerate the next wave of artificial intelligence. If you're a creative and autonomous computer scientist with a real passion for deep learning, data engineering, distributed systems and parallel computing, we want to hear from you.

The base salary range is 360,000 USD - 546,250 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.#deeplearning