Lead Software Engineer, Autonomous Driving

Toronto, ON
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.

With locations in Palo Alto and Toronto, we are dedicated to building commercial applications of AVs and 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.


    • Architect and develop highly scalable backend and frontend software
    • Lead and grow the engineering team in Toronto for product development and testing
    • Contribute 50% hands on development and 50% lead/architect
    • Drive the testing, documentation, verification and productization of the algorithms
    • Mentor junior engineers on your team, and perform thorough and helpful code reviews


    • Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning, CS or related field
    • Skilled software developer with experience in C/C++, Python and/or CUDA
    • 4+ years professional experience in Robotics or Autonomous Vehicle projects
    • Deep understanding and practical experience in full navigation stack from top level route planners to low level controllers
    • Prior experience using deep learning models like CNN/R-CNN
    • Familiarity with various sensor technologies such as LIDAR, cameras, IMU, etc. and sensor fusion
    • Self-starter; the ability to own projects with little oversight

Bonus Points

    • 5+ years experience leading a 20 person (or more) team developing or testing software, robotics or system engineering product as manager or higher positions
    • Experience in software design for safety-critical systems
    • Experience with cloud computing architecture preferred
    • Experience with GPU based algorithms using CUDA
    • Strong leadership and solid project management skills


    • Competitive salaries, generous equity, and benefits including 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!