Software Engineer, Generalist

Saline, MI
Full Time
Mid Level

Role Summary:

Quantum Signal AI is looking for a software engineer to join our team in support of a wide array of forward-looking mobility, robotics, and sensing projects. Day to day, you’ll develop software for distributed systems; monitoring and control applications; embedded and real-time systems; media handling and sensor processing; and user interfaces, middleware, and backends. No two projects are the same and you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to many different areas of software development and learn new skills regularly. You’ll collaborate with other software, research, and mechatronic engineers as part of various multi-disciplinary teams charged with solving complex problems related to autonomous vehicles and their supporting infrastructure.

Ideal candidates will have a broad grounding in software development fundamentals and be comfortable working with a variety of technologies at all points within the software development life cycle. We are seeking a pragmatic engineer who can produce high quality code while balancing the tradeoffs between robustness, performance, development time, and technical debt that practical engineering often requires. We look for lifelong learners who embrace project-based workloads and thrive in highly collaborative team settings.

Work Location:

The QSAI team has returned to the office. This position will require on-site presence.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, develop, deploy, and support software over a range of autonomous vehicle, teleoperation, and robotics applications
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple teams to leverage your diverse skillset
  • Solve challenging problems related to making complex systems safe, usable, and efficient
  • Produce high quality documentation and present designs and results to a variety of stakeholders
  • Develop unit and system-level test plans, automate testing, and support reporting
  • Ideate, quickly evaluate, and advocate for technologies and technical approaches in early project stages
  • Tackle the challenges of learning, integrating, and leveraging a range of software tools and technologies as needed

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Strong programming skills in practical C++, Java, or Python plus an interest in learning more
  • Good working knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Familiarity with networking protocols, threading, and Linux
  • Open-minded curiosity for learning new tools/technologies and applying your skills broadly to a variety of projects
  • Understanding of when you need help/feedback and a respect for the importance of peer critique and iterative design during development
  • Belief in, and preference for, pragmatic and elegant designs over complex or trendy ones

Bonus Points For:

  • Software development experience in a non-academic environment working with distributed, real-time, embedded, media handling, or backend applications
  • Familiarity with software development processes as part of a team including interface specifications, revision control, defect tracking, and CI/CD
  • Hobby, school, or professional experience in any of the following areas
    • Performance optimization
    • Interfacing with sensor hardware and drivers
    • Real-time and low latency network systems
    • Databases and message passing frameworks
    • Modern video/audio codecs and compression
  • Interest in mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles, smart infrastructure, and related applications

What You’ll Get:

  • Exceptional health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family
  • Health and dependent care FSA
  • Company-paid life, AD&D, and disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid holidays and generous PTO based on years of relevant experience
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Ford AXZ-Plan vehicle discounts
  • A relaxed, fun community and environment in which to solve interesting problems 
  • Other perks to fuel creativity such as an on-site gym, free drinks and snacks, and access to too many classic arcade games

About QSAI:

Founded in 1999, Quantum Signal grew up developing intelligent algorithms and AI. As our engineering R&D services expanded, we later sharpened our focus on applications and technology related to mobile robotics, sensing and perception, autonomy, and simulation. In 2019 we became Quantum Signal AI, a subsidiary of Ford Motor developing technologies to advance their R&D efforts. We build solutions to enhance the capability, robustness, safety, and acceptance of intelligent ground vehicles and mobile robotics all in an effort to make transportation more effective and efficient for all.

Our HQ in the historic Union School in Saline, MI is the perfect playground to develop this cutting-edge technology and we’re always looking for smart folks who like new challenges, learning new skills, and technical variety.


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