Embark

Data Scientist

April 16, 2022

Anywhere

Embark Trucks is America's Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and and other outlets, Embark went public via a ~$5 billion SPAC deal in November 2021, and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol EMBK. Embark is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with operations centers in Fontana, CA and Houston, TX, moving freight daily using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with truck manufacturers, shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a business model where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow. Embark Trucks is America's Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and other outlets, Embark went public via a ~$5 billion SPAC deal in November 2021, and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol EMBK. Embark is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with operations centers in Fontana, CA and Houston, TX, moving freight daily using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with truck manufacturers, shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a business model where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow. Embark’s Product team sets the direction and priorities for our growing Engineering organization. We build close relationships with truck drivers and engineers alike so that we can empathize with them and understand the self-driving problem as deeply as possible. We analyze on-road data with a fine-toothed comb and develop system requirements from first principles. We develop strategies and roadmaps for the team using metrics that we build from the ground up. We understand we have a responsibility to communicate these plans and our progress to the company to keep everyone accountable and ultimately accelerate the deployment of safe self-driving trucks. At Embark we strive to support all major decisions with data. As a data scientist on the Product team, you will be expected to leverage your skills in computer science, statistics, and data analysis to generate key insights that can be used to support or refute these decisions. You will be expected to build reports of your findings such that they can be shared and communicated across the company and used in project development, technical roadmaps, and more. Your work will lay the foundation in driving data-informed decisions that impact the safety of  Autonomous Vehicle behaviors, verification and validation of Embark's self-driving technology. Your role will interface with Product, Autonomous Vehicle, Hardware Engineering teams and will drive mission-critical decisions in a multi-trillion dollar industry. Responsibilities: Develop key metrics/models for the safety and reliability of Embark's autonomous system in selected Operational Design Domains (ODDs). Analyze manual and autonomous driving miles to understand how our trucks act and react in complex, nuanced, and rare situations.Facilitate the methodological development for AV verification and validation at system and subsystem level.Defining key performance measures for our service and ride quality in order to guide product development to a commercial launch.Work with Perception, Planning and controls, Platform and Simulation engineers to ensure their respective teams have the metrics and analyses they need to make timely, data-informed decisions.Guide the design of simulated and real-world driving experiments to efficiently understand the gaps between achieved system performance and desired targets Preferred Skills: BS, MS or Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent real-world experienceKnowledge of data manipulation languages like Python, R, or MATLAB.Data science and data analysis experience.Excellent communication skillsPassionate about community and working with othersImpact-driven Benefits: A full time, competitive salary with equityFlexible paid vacation from the start100% of the base insurance option covered for Medical, Dental, and Vision and a buy-up option for other plansLife insurance is covered by EmbarkAccess to a Flexible Spending Account & 401K PlanSnacks & catered lunchesWork in a fast-growing startup revolutionizing transportation as we know itAt Embark we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Embark Trucks, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Embark in the Press:The Wall Street Journal – Embark Announces $5.2 Billion Deal to Go PublicBusiness Insider – Embark's Original Pitch DeckFormer “Mythbuster” Jamie Hyneman Hitches a Ride in an Embark Self-Driving TruckCNBC - Our Partner Development ProgramForbes - The Embark Universal InterfaceNavigating Highway Work Zones with the Embark Driver A few company highlights:Embark Blog - Series C and Transfer HubsForbes - 70 Million Dollar Series C Video - Day in the life of a self-driving truckEmbark Blog - Disengagement Report30 Million Dollar Series B led by Sequoia

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