Robotics Engineer

San Francisco, CA
Engineering /
Full-time /
While most Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology companies are stuck in R&D mode, Pronto is a world-leader in commercializing AV tech via our Autonomous Haulage System, which is automating haulage operations at mines and quarries around the world. Pronto’s team of Silicon Valley veterans has been at the forefront of every major AV development over the past 20 years, with a relentless focus on commercializing the technology, leading to our current specialization in off-road applications. This focus and our decades of experience have put Pronto on a track to become the world’s first profitable AV technology company.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Robotics Engineer, that excels at system-level thinking and debugging, to join our dynamic team. This role is pivotal in developing, testing, and deploying features for our autonomous vehicles. This role also involves being a technical lead for deployments. As technical lead for a project, you will be supporting deployment bring-up, communicating technical project requirements, identifying technical issues and working with the team to find solutions.We’re looking for Robotics Engineers to develop and integrate technologies for autonomous systems.

What You'll Be Doing:

    • Develop features and tests for autonomous systems
    • Work with the team to deploy solutions in a mission critical environment
    • Support system deployments as technical lead for projects (may involve traveling to site)
    • Knowledge and interest in a variety of robotics-related topics: localization, controls, path planning, safety systems, sensor fusion, interfacing with third-party or custom hardware, camera pipelines, and/or machine learning.


    • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
    • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Python, Java, C++, or C#, including object-oriented design
    • Proven experience in robotics engineering, with a strong portfolio of projects demonstrating system-level understanding and debugging capabilities.
    • Able to create and debug software systems: building maintainable code with good diagnostics that scales
    • Familiar with current robotics techniques and the math of robotics: Kalman filtering, localization, path planning, controls, etc.
    • Excellent at handling ambiguous or undefined problems
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills, capable of working effectively in a multidisciplinary team and communicating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead technical projects, including planning, execution, and successful deployment.
Compensation and Benefits

This is a full time position based in San Francisco, CA, with a salary range between $100,000 - $175,000. Actual compensation offered will depend on work experience, education, skill level, and/or other business and organizational needs. Please note that it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range. Pronto reserves the right to modify this compensation range at any time.

In addition to your salary, as a full-time Pronto employee you are eligible for the following benefits: 

- Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance
- 401k with matching contributions
- Equity
- Sick Time, Unlimited Vacation, and Paid Holidays
- Paid Parental Leave 
- Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit Plan
- Team lunch in our SOMA office every Tuesday and Thursday

Pronto is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

We offer generous pay, equity, medical, vision and dental insurance, 401k benefits, unlimited PTO, and team lunch in our SOMA office every Tuesday and Thursday.

We’re an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.