Autonomous Driving Hardware Test & Verification Engineer, Sensors

Pittsburgh, PA, US
Advanced Engineering – Hardware
Aptiv Autonomous Mobility

Our real-world mobility solutions are driving us toward a safer, greener and better connected future. Aptiv is providing the “brain” and “nervous system” for vehicles that will change the face of mobility for people worldwide.

Aptiv’s Autonomous Mobility team is focused on developing, and commercializing autonomous vehicles and systems that enable point-to-point mobility via large fleets of autonomous vehicles in challenging urban driving environments. With talented teams working across the globe, from Boston to Singapore, Aptiv was the first company to deploy a commercial, point-to-point autonomous ride-hailing service based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In November 2017, Aptiv acquired autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy, an integral part of Aptiv’s Autonomous Mobility team. With continued research, development, and both current and future commercial deployments, we are looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.

Work with leading engineers, research scientists, marketers and business development experts, all while enabling the future of mobility. At Aptiv, we believe that our mobility solutions have  the power to change the world. For more information, please visit and see our for opportunities.
As a Hardware Test & Verification Engineer, you will be responsible for the verification, validation, and testing of the safety critical sensors being used as a part of Aptiv's Autonomous Driving programs, including cameras, radars, lidars, ultrasonics, IMU's, etc.  You will be responsible for developing test plans, building and implementing test fixtures, performing and documenting tests, and deriving engineering and operational requirements.  

What You'll Do:

    • Design and implement test plans for Autonomous Vehicle sensors, including cameras, radars, lidars, ultrasonics, IMU's etc.
    • Design, build, and maintain mechanical and/or electrical test fixtures used in testing
    • Develop tools and processes to repeatedly automate testing
    • Create test cases to understand behavior, performance, and limitations of Autonomous Vehicle sensors
    • Perform testing activities on Autonomous Vehicle sensors in both lab setting and on-road vehicle environment
    • Basic programming in C/C++ and/or Python in a Linux/Unix environment
    • Documentation and reporting of test setup, test plans, and test results
    • Failure analysis and debugging of degraded or failed sensors

What You'll Bring:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
    • 1+ years of sensor-level test or integration experience for one or more of the following Autonomous Vehicle sensors: radar, camera, lidar, ultrasonics

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of Autonomous Vehicle technology, and other vehicle systems such as CAN networks, ECUs etc.
    • Root-cause analysis experience, particularly with automotive sensors
    • Experience with NHTSA Levels 2-5 Autonomous Vehicles
    • Experience with an issue-tracking software platform such as JIRA
    • Basic knowledge of common vehicle electrical and networking systems (CAN, LIN, Ethernet, etc) is a plus
    • Lab equipment experience with power supplies, oscilloscopes function generators and multimeters is a plus
    • Experience with environmental and/or shock/vibration testing