Mechatronics Engineer

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 an engineer or a researcher who’s curious and passionate about Level 4 autonomous driving, we'd like to meet you.


    • Integration and testing of sensor components on the vehicle
    • Build vehicle monitoring tools, improve hardware platform and ensure safety
    • Support autonomous vehicle testing and data collection
    • Develop and design platform power and distribution system
    • Design and implement AV software platforms, including kernel modifications/extensions, driver implementation/enhancement, system integration, performance/power optimization, stress/stability/compliance test


    • Bachelor's or M.S degree in Automation, Mechatronics or related field
    • Excellent Python and C++ experience
    • Knowledge of Linux and real-time operating systems
    • Familiarity with drive-by-wire systems
    • Advanced knowledge of vehicle electrical and networking systems (CAN, LIN, Ethernet, etc.)
    • CAD/3D modeling experience
    • Experience in automotive electronics mechanical packaging

Bonus Points

    • Experience in developing ADAS systems highly desired
    • Experience interfacing with CAN based systems and logs using tools such as UML, EA, DOORS, CANalyzer, CANape
    • Experience in real-time systems and working with hardware/sensor integration, such as Lidar GigE/USB3 cameras and GPS
    • Software versioning (Git)


    • 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!