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Senior Software Engineer, Routing

at Nuro

California (HQ), Mountain View, United States

Who We Are 

Nuro exists to better everyday life through robotics. Founded in 2016, Nuro is a leading autonomous technology company with vehicles on road today in California and Texas. The company’s core technology is the Nuro Driver, an integrated autonomous driving system consisting of state-of-the-art, AI-first software and custom-built sense and compute hardware. The first commercial application of the Nuro Driver is autonomous goods delivery with our custom, electric, zero-occupant vehicles in partnership with some of the most recognized brands in the world including Uber and FedEx.

About the Team

The Routing Team builds critical services that determine the routes our robots take to reach their destinations safely and efficiently. The team also owns a suite of simulation tools that have deep influence on the company’s strategy on robot deployment and business expansion. We are constantly working towards computing more efficient routes and providing more accurate ETAs, to empower a more optimal delivery marketplace.

About the Work

You will work on building and scaling both the onboard modules and the backend systems for the Routing team. This includes everything from designing microservices, optimizing our routing algorithms, understanding road network graphs, building monitoring and analytics infrastructure, optimizing our deployment pipeline, and more.

You will work with product, strategy, and operations teams to design and build new, magical user experiences, and define our product strategy and roadmap

About You

  • You have at least 3-5 years of building and scaling realtime server-side applications. You have worked on large-scale complex algorithm problems, and know how to balance correctness and performance.You are proficient in C++ programming
    • You know how to choose the right storage technology for the job. You have experience with a wide-range of databases, including relational (PostgreSQL, MySQL), non-relational (BigTable, Cassandra, Redis, etc), and data warehouses (BigQuery, Snowflake, etc).
    • You know your way around RPC frameworks (gRPC, Thrift) and pubsub systems (Kafka, Cloud PubSub, Celery, etc). 
    • You have extensive experience working with cloud providers (GCP, AWS, etc).
    • You have experience working with Docker & Kubernetes, or are willing to learn.
  • You have a wide-range of technical skills, you love learning new technologies and you’re a quick learner.
  • You have a passion for making lives easier for developers. You love working on tooling that will help engineers more easily troubleshoot, debug, and profile their applications.
  • You have the knack for making the right tradeoffs. You know when it makes sense to take the quick-and-dirty vs the scalable approach. You can move fluently between the two.
  • You care about users. You like to work closely with product and design to build the best product for our consumers. 
  • You are a great communicator, and you regularly chat with PMs, UXRs, other engineers, and cross-functional stakeholders on product requirements and designs.
  • You are impact-driven. You care deeply that your work makes a significant impact on the lives of millions of people.

Bonus Points 

  • Experience with routing algorithms
  • Experience with map data and graph data structures
  • Experience with robotics
  • Experience with ETA modeling 

At Nuro, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. For this position, the reasonably expected base pay range is between $152,000 and $228,000 for the level at which this job has been scoped. Your base pay will depend on several factors, including your experience, qualifications, education, location, and skills. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus, equity, and a competitive benefits package

At Nuro, we celebrate differences and are committed to a diverse workplace that fosters inclusion and psychological safety for all employees. Nuro is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.


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