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Behavior Requirements and Verification Lead



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
Waabi, founded by AI pioneer and visionary Raquel Urtasun, is an AI company building the next generation of self-driving technology. With a world class team and an innovative approach that unleashes the power of AI to “drive” safely in the real world, Waabi is bringing the promise of self-driving closer to commercialization than ever before. Waabi is backed by best-in-class investors across the technology, logistics and the Canadian innovation ecosystem.
With offices in Toronto, San Francisco, and Dallas, Waabi is growing quickly and looking for diverse, innovative and collaborative candidates who want to impact the world in a positive way. To learn more visit: www.waabi.ai
You will…
- Lead and own the creation, documentation, alignment and verification of all behavioral system requirements at Waabi with a strong understanding of vehicle behaviors and interactions and how to describe and evaluate them efficiently and effectively.
- Act as a central point of contact at Waabi for all matters related to behavioral requirements and related scenario sets and communicate updates, progress and potential roadblocks to stakeholders at all levels.
- Help drive Waabi’s safety culture through application of safety standards and methodologies in your area of responsibility across all supporting teams at Waabi including Systems Engineering, Hardware and Software.
- Define all necessary improvements for our highly realistic simulator to effectively verify all driving behaviors under all required conditions and work with other teams at Waabi to get these improvements designed and implemented.
- Own the overall concept for how we document and link all product requirements, system requirements, tests and test executions for all aspects of the highly autonomous vehicle.
- Continuously evaluate and enhance Waabi’s behavioral evaluation capabilities, look for novel approaches, identify and apply lessons learned and ensure a detailed and comprehensive documentation that is easily accessible.
- Implement tools and methodologies to streamline and automate the behavioral requirement processes where applicable.
- Work with external partners on gathering data and information related to driving behaviors of trucks as well as on supporting a strong safety case for the complete self-driving system.
- Lead a team of experienced and skilled systems engineers and ensure they stay hungry to grow in their roles.
- Undergrad required; Masters or PhD within an engineering discipline preferred.
- 5+ years of automotive, robotics, aerospace or related industry experience.
- Experience with requirements and metrics for driving behavior evaluations.
- Experience with building complex driving behavior scenarios.
- Experience with methods and standards such as STPA, SOTIF (ISO 21448) and / or UL 4600.
- Strong fundamentals in mathematics, engineering and physics.
- Ability to communicate complex concepts or data in a simple-yet-accurate manner.
- Excellent data analysis skills with modern tools such as Python or Matlab.
- Open-minded and collaborative leader who is eager to provide guidance and has the - willingness to help others.
- Passionate about self-driving technologies, solving hard problems, and creating innovative solutions.
Bonus/nice to have:
- Experience in launching a driverless product.
- Experience in leading small teams of systems engineers.
- Experience in the automotive self driving industry.
- Experience building software systems from scratch.
- Experience in robotics or machine learning.
- Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis.
The US yearly salary range for this role is: $151,000 - $270,000 USD in addition to competitive perks & benefits. Waabi (US) Inc.’s yearly salary ranges are determined based on several factors in accordance with the Company’s compensation practices. The salary base range is reflective of the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Note: The Company provides additional compensation for employees in this role, including equity incentive awards and an annual performance bonus.
- Competitive compensation and equity awards.
- Health and Wellness benefits encompassing Medical, Dental and Vision coverage (for full-time employees only).
- Unlimited Vacation.
- Flexible hours and Work from Home support.
- Daily drinks, snacks and catered meals (when in office).
- Regularly scheduled team building activities and social events both on-site, off-site & virtually.
- As we grow, this list continues to evolve!
Waabi is a technology start-up building technologies to transform the way the world moves. Join our talented team to be a part of the future and to make an impact!
Waabi is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a supportive, inclusive, and accessible workplace for all our employees. We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, caregiver status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We make workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know.