Principal Engineer Team Lead - Intelligent Metrics

Principal Engineer Team Lead - Intelligent Metrics

As a Principal Engineer Team Lead you'll guide a team responsible for the development and delivery of ML-based metrics for evaluating an autonomous vehicle system offline at large scale. Current projects include developing smart agents, ML vehicle models for realistic simulation, and ML models for detecting discomfort events. The team works closely with Perception, Prediction, Planning and Control teams.  If you are passionate about bringing real autonomous driving to the world through engineering excellence, we are interested in hearing from you!

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead and grow a multi-site engineering team, including ML and software engineers
  • Partner with team members to deliver and improve ML models for better and faster offline evaluation at large scale
  • Clarify success criteria, identify dependencies, and resolve roadblocks through collaboration and communication
  • Generate new ideas, provide a vision for the team and our systems
  • Apply practical and rigorous engineering methods

What we're looking for:

  • Strong Machine Learning development experience 
  • Proven track record shipping production ML models in relevant fields in a tech lead role
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and management skills
  • Minimum 5+ years industry experience 
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Experience in any of the following areas is a plus: perception, motion planning, simulation, or autonomous vehicle behavior evaluation
  • Leadership experience is a plus

Why you should join us: 

  • You will be part of a growing team that interfaces with many branches of the organization
  • We are a values-led culture, where everyone feels included, recognized and empowered to be themselves and do their best work in the way that suits them
  • Excellent benefits to include generous medical plans, wellness benefits, unlimited PTO, 401k and equity, to name a few

Working conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to convey and detect communication
  • The employee occasionally required to remain stationary at times for up to 50% of working time, move in designated working areas; & operate and use office equipment
  • The employee may occasionally move up to 50 pounds

The Motional Pittsburgh office is located in the new Hazelwood Green development, a culmination of the city’s goal of restoring an economic driver to the neighborhood in a thoughtful, inclusive, and sustainable way. With views along the Monongahela river, the Pittsburgh office is in the heart of this new state of the art development.

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors including but not limited to specific skills, experience and expertise, role location, certifications, licenses, and business needs. The estimated compensation range listed in this job posting reflects base salary only. This role may include additional forms of compensation such as a bonus or company equity. The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Candidates for certain positions are eligible to participate in Motional’s benefits program. Motional’s benefits include but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401k with a company match, health saving accounts, life insurance, pet insurance, and more.

Salary Range

$199,000—$266,500 USD

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 and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Motional AD Inc. is an EOE. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To comply with Federal Law, we participate in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are queried through this electronic system established by the DHS and the SSA to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

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