Torc Robotics

Data Engineer Co-Op

Sep 01, 2023

Blacksburg, VA; Austin, TX

About the Company

At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing our solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family, we are focused solely on developing software for automated trucks to transform how the world moves freight.

Join us and catapult your career with the company that helped pioneer autonomous technology, and the first AV software company with the vision to partner directly with a truck manufacturer.

What you’ll do:  

We are seeking a Software Engineering Co-Op capable of implementing and maintaining cloud-based mage processing, machine learning, and data management solutions at petabyte scale.  In this role you will be responsible for working closely with engineers to drive the technical road map of AWS-native ETL and storage solutions that power data driven analytics, simulation, and training across the enterprise. 

  • Create robust and resilient ML data preparation and image processing pipelines to process massive daily volumes of data created by vehicle fleets 

  • Promote and protect the integrity of data through validation, versioning, and data provenance 

  • Assist in architecture and development of cloud-based solutions for all aspects of software build, test and deploy processes.   

  • Collaborate with teams specializing in perception, planning, control, mapping and vehicle testing to develop solutions that support their development efforts.   

  • Support the implementation of emerging cloud-based capabilities that can extend our technology stack and improve our ability to build, deploy and test safety-critical software for self-driving vehicles.


Here’s a list of some of the technologies we use to make all of the above happen: 

  • Managed services powered by AWS (Lambda, SFN, Batch, EventBridge, Athena, Glue) 

  • Terraform 

  • Python 

  • On-Call Tooling (PagerDuty, Datadog, AWS Cloudwatch)


How We Work: 
We work in a distributed team with a remote-first mindset. By that we just mean that we work to ensure everyone is on the same playing field in terms of collaboration and information, regardless of where they work. We collaborate frequently in many different forms including daily stand-ups, planning meetings, and many ad-hoc discussions/brainstorming/troubleshooting/pairing sessions over zoom or slack. Our team is operationally responsible for the services we own, so we do have an on-call rotation in place where each member will take a turn serving as the front-line to incidents for our services. Rotations last a week each, during business hours. We value maintaining a healthy work/life balance and prefer sustainable development over heroic efforts. 

What you’ll need to Succeed:  

  • Candidate must be a full-time student currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.  

  • 0-2 years of experience 

  • Basic knowledge of Linux platforms 

  • Basic software development experience 

  • Familiarity with one or more high-level languages: Python, JavaScript 

  • Familiarity with Cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure) 

  • Basic knowledge of the software development process, from requirements-gathering to design, implementation, and testing.


Bonus Points!  

  • Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills working with a team orientation and collaborative style  

  • Deep knowledge of AWS serverless architectures (Lambda, Batch, ECS Fargate, Glue, Athena)   

  • Experience with data storage and acquisition patterns for robotics and advanced driver assistance systems


Perks of Being a Torc’r  

Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and their future. Additionally, we are always open to suggestions to accommodate individual employee needs. 

Hiring Range for Job Opening 

US Pay Range

$37—$45 USD

At Torc, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We celebrate the uniqueness of our Torc’rs and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or disabilities.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed for this opportunity, we encourage you to apply. We’re always looking for those that are hungry, humble, and people smart and your unique experience may be a great fit for this role or others.

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