Software Engineer, Controls

Palo Alto, CA
Gatik is a team of AV researchers and engineers with domain expertise in AI, robotics and computer vision. Founded by graduates and former researchers from Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, we are building new concepts & groundbreaking solutions for autonomous vehicles.

We aim to power the next generation of self-driving commercial fleet for urban logistics. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast moving execution-oriented team. If you’re a software engineer or a researcher who’s curious and passionate about Level 4 autonomous driving, we'd like to meet you.


    • Develop scalable frameworks to support many types of vehicles and configurations
    • Implement distributed software to process vehicle data and perform validation testing
    • Improve onboard software stack stability, health monitoring, and error reporting
    • Design efficient components and optimize existing software for limited compute platforms
    • Optimize the trajectory planning to achieve a comfortable and smooth ride


    • Bachelors or a higher degree in CS or equivalent
    • 3+ years of industry experience using C++ and Python in production
    • Familiarity with state estimation techniques, trajectory planning algorithms, and drive-by-wire systems
    • Solid understanding and hands-on experience in one or more of: Operating Systems, Databases, Concurrency, Linux Kernel, Compilers, Distributed Systems, etc
    • Experience in characterizing vehicle dynamics and behavior models

Bonus Points

    • Knowledge of robotics and frameworks such as ROS or LCM
    • Linux kernel development experience
    • Familiarity with state-of-the-art 3D control simulation frameworks
    • Experience with CAN bus
    • Experience with SocketCAN


    • Competitive salaries, generous equity, and benefits including 401K, medical, dental & vision
    • Regularly scheduled on and off-site team building activities
    • Free catered lunches, snacks, and drinks
    • Start-up environment where you’ll help shape the culture and have a huge impact
    • Work on innovative products and challenging problems with some amazingly talented (and fun) people
    • Be at ground zero of the AV revolution!