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Senior Autonomy Engineer

Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America / San Francisco, California, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000076334

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


Most people recognize Caterpillar as a global leader when it comes to manufacturing heavy equipment for the mining industry.  But what may come as a surprise to some is that the technology that goes along with that big yellow iron is built by Caterpillar, too. In roughly 90 years, Caterpillar has transformed the world as a pioneer in the mining, construction, and energy application spaces, leading in development and innovation of disruptive technology. Caterpillar has grown into a world class manufacturer with over $53 billion in sales and revenue in 2019.  Our Caterpillar Autonomous Trucks are an industry leading autonomy technology that is just the beginning of what is to come.

Caterpillar is committed to growing our Autonomy team.  We have global locations in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Carolina, Canada, and Australia.  We are looking for qualified candidates that are self-motivated and want to change the world.  Whether you are an extremely talented C++ developer, expert in Computer Vision, a Robotics Systems Engineer, or more we want you.  Autonomy systems are complex arrangements of hardware and software that must maintain a high level of quality and reliability to meet customer productivity and safety expectations.  If you are interested in building our next generation of autonomous vehicles, we are looking for the following skillsets:

•             C++ Software: Core Developer, Toolbox Developer, Software Triage, etc..

•             Perception: Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Semantic Mapping, Disparity Map creation, etc

•             Planning: Motion Planning, Path Planning, Behavior Planning, etc

•             Positioning: GPS, SLAM, Smooth Pose, etc

•             Simulation Software Engineer

•             Analytics: Machine Learning Architecture, Data Engineer, etc

•             QA: Verification & Validation, Software Test, etc

•             Systems Engineer

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Robotics, Electrical, or Computer engineering degree

Engineers with at least 2+ years of experience in one or more of the skills listed above

Additional Information

The location for this position is San Francisco CA, Pittsburgh PA, or Mossville IL

Domestic Relocation assistance is available for this position

This position may require less than 10% travel

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance.  We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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Relocation is available for this position.Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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