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Autonomous Vehicle Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Fort Worth, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Who we are:

Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of light & medium-duty trucks. The company focuses on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Walmart, Tyson Foods, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, Georgia-Pacific, and KBX; enabling them to optimize their hub-and-spoke supply chain operations, enhance service levels and product flow across multiple locations while reducing labor costs and meeting an unprecedented expectation for faster deliveries. Gatik’s Class 3-7 autonomous box trucks are commercially deployed in multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas, and Ontario, Canada.

About the role:

As an Autonomous Vehicle Test Engineer at an Gatik, you'll lead the development and validation of vehicle control systems from conception to production. This role will be onsite in our Fort Worth Office.

What you'll do:

  • Develop and execute test procedures and test plans to thoroughly validate the performance of existing and new vehicle systems across the evolving operational domain, including maintaining traceability between requirements, test cases, and results.
  • Troubleshoot, triage, and provide diagnostic support for field issues related to the vehicle control system.
  • Develop modular test scripts to automate test data collection and analysis, including improving and maintaining test infrastructure to ensure automated CI tests run quickly and reliably.
  • Ensure seamless integration of controllers and actuators with the vehicle and AV.
  • Create test scripts to automate manual testing processes and streamline overall design and performance verification testing, including issuing detailed JIRA tickets against existing test frameworks and tools to address bugs and pain points.
  • Work with others on the engineering and testing teams to define new feature development and to establish release metrics and gating.
  • Deliver impactful solutions that improve Gatik’s ability to predict on-road performance and raise the bar on test coverage, test effectiveness, and safety.
  • Integrate and deploy software updates at a system and subsystem (component) level with a goal to drive a culture of safety first across all aspects of the role.
  • Responsible for writing test cases and executing systems integration tests at different abstraction levels of the system such as Hardware in Loop (HiL), Vehicle in Loop (ViL).
  • Build, implement, and run test benches with proprietary or industry-standard tools to evaluate, document and identify problems with hardware-software integration.
  • Lead and drive debugging of the HW/SW issues to closure. Identify and work with key cross- functional partners to root cause and provide resolution

What we're looking for:

  • 2 years of experience using automotive communication protocols such as CAN, LIN and Automotive Ethernet.
  • 2 years of experience in writing test cases and developing traceability using Jama, Confluence, or JIRA.
  • 2 years of experience with ROS or similar common robotics tools and libraries.
  • 2 years of experience with coding in Python/C++.
  • 2 years of experience with designing and deploying test setups on the bench, HiL, and/or the vehicle
  • 2 years of experience with testing methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases, and debugging.
  • 2 years of experience using software project management software, including CPU and GPU architectures, containers, and numerical libraries

More about Gatik:

With headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Canada, Texas and Arkansas. Gatik is establishing new standards of success for the autonomous trucking industry every day. Visit us at Gatik for more company information and Jobs @ Gatik for more open roles.
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At Gatik, we connect people of extraordinary talent and experience to an opportunity to create a more resilient supply chain and contribute to our environment’s sustainability. We are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives yet united by a bold vision and shared commitment to our values. Our culture emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect and agility.
We at Gatik strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow because we know that together we can do great things. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse team. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.