Machine Learning Engineer

San Francisco, CA /
Engineering – Perception /
Embark Trucks is America’s Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and and other outlets, Embark has announced plans to go public via a $5.2 billion SPAC deal that is intended to provide Embark $614 million to fund future expansion. Currently, Embark moves freight between LA and Phoenix using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with truck manufacturers, shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a business model where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow.

Our deep learning team focuses on developing systems that sense and perceive the world around our self-driving truck. Within our deep learning team, you will focus on optimizing deep learning algorithms into production-ready self-driving perception systems.


    • Build and maintain pipelines and benchmarks to improve model performance
    • Optimize the training process for deep learning models
    • Design in-truck validation experiments and conduct full-system integration and tests

Experience should include:

    • 2-5+ years of professional experience in software engineering with exposure to backend systems
    • Interest in deep learning and self-driving
    • Interest in building metrics and visualization systems to track model performance
    • Strong C++ and Python skills

Preferred experience:

    • Experience training and optimizing deep learning networks
    • Experience in designing and building UIs to help monitor experiments, plot results, and visualize benchmarks 
    • Experience in designing and building machine learning/deep learning data pipelines
    • Prior academic or industrial experience in autonomous driving


    • A full time, competitive salary with equity
    • Flexible paid vacation from the start
    • 100% of the base insurance option covered for Medical, Dental, and Vision and a buy-up option for other plans
    • Life insurance covered by Embark
    • Access to a Flexible Spending Account & 401K Plan
    • Snacks & catered lunches
    • Work in a fast-growing startup revolutionizing transportation as we know it