Systems Engineer at Postmates
San Francisco, CA, US


We are tech industry veterans in software, hardware, and design who are pooling our individual talents together to build a legacy. Our team is inclusive, agile, and driven by a common purpose. We are solving real-world problems with machine learning, computer vision, and robotics, with a mindful eye towards the end-to-end user experience. By joining our team, you will help create the first robotic helpers entering our cities: moving alongside us and running our errands!


You will work with an amazing team of engineers and researchers to design, develop and deploy autonomous urban robots. As a Systems Engineer, you’ll have the chance to work at the intersection of hardware and software and have a hand in nearly every component of a sophisticated autonomous system. You will help drive the top to bottom specification and design of the system, and guiding the team’s technical decisions with analysis and experimental data.


  • Develop functional, feature, system and subsystem requirements for a complex electro-mechanical system.
  • Conduct end to end analysis including data gathering, requirements specifications, and research by translating data into actionable recommendations.
  • Help drive architectural decisions amongst functional teams.
  • Develop and implement test and validation plans for cross-functional teams.
  • Evaluate internal and external engineering design change requests.
  • Actively manage issues and risk throughout the project.
  • Support various project phases through requirements, design, development, quality assurance, and production releases.
  • Build and manage relationships with all relevant external vendors.


  • Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or another related field.
  • 3+ years of industry experience in data analysis, data science, statistical analysis, or other related disciplines.
  • Ability to understand complex technical systems.
  • Ability to adapt and operate under ambiguity.
  • Strong technical and nontechnical communication skills.
  • Familiar with electrical and mechanical principles of sensors and actuators.


  • Experience with automotive vehicles or ADAS development
  • Experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, or complex software systems
  • Ability to understand C++ and Python
  • Experience with machine learning applications
  • Experience working on safety-critical applications


  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • We'll provide the equipment you need to work efficiently and creatively
  • Paid parental leave, vacation time and sick time
  • Catered lunches and open snack bar
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
  • Full support to contribute to open source projects
  • Awesome office located in Financial District just minutes from BART, Muni, AC Transit, and SamTrans