Build the Future

At comma, we are solving self-driving cars while delivering shippable intermediaries.

If Tesla is the iOS of self-driving, we are the Android.

How do you solve self driving cars? You don't do it by solving the problem one part at a time. There are no parts. There is just a model that contains the human policy of driving. We have 10,000,000 miles (20 years) of driving data sitting on hard drives ready to be trained on. Write the training code, fix the bugs, and watch it drive. Think AlphaGo, but for self driving cars.

And the minute we do solve it, we already have thousands of users to deploy to. The second largest fleet outside Tesla, and likely to be the largest soon.


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We Are Looking For

Competitors

People who have done well at math competitions (USAMO, IMO, PUTNAM), competition programming (ACM, USACO, codejam, topcoder), science fairs (ISEF, STS), or capture the flag (DEFCON, secuinside, GITS). Those competitions don't just select for ability, they also select for quickness. We are in a very competitive space.

Contributors

People who have contributed value to open source projects. Show us your github. Got stars? Code is never measured in quantity, but rather quality. We value those who can do more with less code; software engineering doesn't have an external selection pressure for low part count and cost like EE and ME, but you pay massive costs down the line in debugging and upkeep.

Architects

People who can design good APIs and source layouts on the first try. This is crucial to working in teams and scaling. Before you do work, you should be able to explain to a contractor what you want done. ME has a great divide between design and machining that software lacks; we want to try to fix that.

Are you a good fit?

Try Our Programming Challenge

All positions are full time and on site in downtown San Diego or Rotterdam (openpilot engineers only.) If you think you’re a good fit, e-mail us: work at comma.ai. If you include a good solution to our programming challenge in your e-mail, we'll take you much more seriously.

After a programming challenge, we'll do a phone screen and if that goes well, we will bring you out for a microinternship, where you'll meet the team and work on a real problem in our real codebase for a few days.

The Benefits

Health, dental, and vision insurance

24/7 access to comma's fleet of cars

Flexible time off

Chef prepared lunch, delivery dinner, and snacks

Credit card to cover gas and job expenses

Gym membership stipend

Solving self-driving cars

Open Positions

  • Software Engineer (Qt/UI)

    on site in San Diego

    Can you build a Waze-like app people will use? Then reimagine it combined with openpilot

    Qualifications
    • QT5 or similar SDK experience

    • C++ coding skills

    • Good design sense. Game development experience a plus

    • Ability to deliver on a quality experience

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  • Senior Full Stack Engineer

    on site in San Diego

    As a full stack engineer, you will own our iOS and Android apps for comma connect, our api, and build new features for comma prime subscribers. Knowledge of the self driving car space is not required, but enthusiasm is appreciated. Ideally, you can architect, develop, test, and deliver independently.

    Qualifications
    • Fluent in Python and React

    • iOS and Android app development

    • Ability to deliver a quality experience

    • Highly independent and detail oriented

    • Strong design sense (UX/UI)

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  • Interface Designer + Engineer

    on site in San Diego

    Do you like making software that is easy to use and that looks great? This position involves designing and implementing the openpilot interface. Knowledge of the self driving car space is not required, but enthusiasm is appreciated. Ideally, you can design, build, and deliver independently.

    Qualifications
    • Have designed and implemented interfaces

    • Experience with iOS and Android design

    • Ability to deliver a quality experience

    • Strong design sense (UX/UI) and detail oriented

    • Familiar with Qt

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  • ML Engineer / Data Scientist

    on site in San Diego

    As part of the Research Team, you'll be working on our ML pipeline. You'll work on our automatic ground truthing, improve our internal segnets/depthnets and work on infrastructure to process/analyze millions of miles of driving data.

    Qualifications
    • Fluent in Python / C / C++

    • Experience with computer vision

    • Experience with training models

    • Know things like SLAM, rotation matrices, PyTorch, softmax, and ground truthing

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  • Senior Software Engineer / Software Engineer

    on site in San Diego or Rotterdam

    As part of the openpilot team, your responsibilities include developing new features, building simulation and testing infrastructure, and improving the tools our community uses to develop openpilot.

    Qualifications
    • Excellent Python and Linux skills, at least a familiarity with C/C++

    • Write fast and efficient code that runs on hardware with limited compute resources

    • Ability to independently write, test and ship software to thousands of users

    • Experience with microcontrollers preferred

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  • Safety Engineer

    on site in San Diego or Rotterdam

    As a safety engineer, you'll work on our safety enforcement code and write safety code for new car ports. You'll also be responsible for evolving our safety model as openpilot becomes more capable.

    Qualifications
    • Fluent in C / Python

    • Familiarity with ISO26262 and other automotive safety standards

    • A good mindset for what safety means at scale

    • Know things about cars, CAN, C, programming, and automotive standards

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  • Electronics Engineer

    on site in San Diego

    Help us design and build an entirely new class of consumer electronics.

    Qualifications
    • Fluent in Python, Linux, Git and familiarity with C/C++

    • Know things about building hardware, RF, and PCB design

    • High Speed Electronics design and Design for manufacturability experience preferred

    • Ability to design, build, and source parts

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  • Infrastructure Engineer

    on site in San Diego

    As an infrastructure engineer, you'll work on our tooling, regression tests, and simulator.

    Qualifications
    • Excellent Python and Linux skills, at least a familiarity with C/C++

    • Having pull requests upstreamed to openpilot is a plus

    • Know things about operating systems, CI, and testing

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  • Internship

    paid and on site in Rotterdam

    Internships are for people we would like to hire but can't because school. We're looking for engineers working in maps, ML, controls, and car hacking. The best way to get an internship with us is to submit good PRs to projects on our GitHub. We also talk to people with under 25% error on our Calibration Challenge. Want to know more about what internships with us are like? Check out this blog post by a recent intern.

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