We are looking to add a talented Senior Software Engineer (C++) to our Autonomy Research team. You will help build and deploy state-of-the-art machine learning models for planning, decision making, and motion prediction. As a software engineer, you will help design, implement, and test machine learning models that drive our car, as well as related metrics, visualization, and data infrastructure. Your software engineering and data analytics experience will inform your pragmatic approach to making a more intelligent autonomous vehicle. Does this sound like you?

What you’ll be doing:

  • Dive into data to understand a) how our car should drive, and b) how other road users (e.g., pedestrians, bicyclists, and other cars) interact with us
  • Help deploy ML models on our self-driving car
  • Relentlessly drive ideas from conception to on-car impact
  • Help implement and evaluate a variety of ML models (planning, motion prediction)
  • Define, implement, and visualize performance metrics
  • Build continuous learning pipelines to automate model improvement

What we’re looking for:

  • MS or BS in computer science or related fields
  • 2+ years professional work experience as a software engineer using C++
  • Strong experience in data structure and algorithms
  • Strong software design skills
  • Experience with Git, docker and CI/CD tools

Bonus points (but not required):

  • Experience using common Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms (e.g., for classification, regression, and clustering)
  • Experience developing autonomous vehicles or robots
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience in multi-threaded programming

Why you should join us:

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $172,020/year + bonus + equity + benefits
 *Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)


Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

The Motional team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who together are creating a first-of-its-kind technology with the potential to transform the way we move. We’re behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's most-established public robotaxi fleet.

As a leader in an emerging industry that has the promise of creating safer, more reliable and accessible transportation for all, it’s imperative we have a diverse workforce, create an inclusive culture, and understand the communities we operate in around the world. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is fundamental to Motional’s success. That’s why we’ve established a team to ensure DEI is at the forefront of the candidate and employee experience, beginning with the hiring process and continuing throughout your career. We also partner with organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers to ensure our DEI work is informed by the latest thinking and approaches.

Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit  www.Motional.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


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