Control Systems Research Scientist

Boston, MA, US
Advanced Engineering – Autonomous Vehicle Technology (R&D)
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.

About this position

We are seeking a highly talented Control Systems Research Scientist to help ensure our vehicles can robustly perform at the highest levels. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver – someone who is able to track down and solve problem across an incredibly complex system of software and hardware.

Things you’ll get to work on:

    • Develop white and gray box vehicle models supported by offline and online system identification of model parameters
    • Design and implement control systems for self-driving cars
    • Debug problems arising from a complex interaction of hardware and software

Education and Experience you’ll likely have:

    • PhD in Engineering or related field with focus on robotics/mechatronics
    • 3+ years professional work experience at a mobile robotics, aerospace, or automotive company developing control systems for ADAS products or autonomous vehicle prototypes

Skills and traits you will likely already have:

    • Expert applied and theoretical knowledge of control systems
    • Good C/C++ development skills on Linux platforms
    • Experience developing software as part of a team
    • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git)
    • Desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment

Bonus Points (but not required):

    • Experience in a regulated, safety critical environment
    • Experience delivering and supporting control solutions for large numbers of deployed systems
    • Experience implementing control algorithms on real-time operating systems (RTOS)
Aptiv is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.