Director of Engineering

NuPort Robotics Inc.

NuPort Robotics Inc.

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 4, 2021

Director of Engineering

About NuPort Robotics

NuPort Robotics is Canada’s first autonomous trucking company bringing driver-less trucks to Canada. NuPort applies its proprietary platooning and autonomous driving technology to create self driving supply chains.

Director of Engineering
Scope of the Position:

Preferred experience:
  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical field with 7+ years of Industry Experience in a computer vision / Sensors / Robotics / Hardware for the automotive market.
  • Strong C++, Python and ROS skills.
  • Strong experience with Ubuntu.
  • Knowledge of git is required
  • At least 3 years of experience in autonomous driving vehicles at a Senior position in one or more of the following
    • Working at an OEM or Tier-1 or Autonomous driving company in a product centric R&D position.
    • Working in tech startups in senior management.
  • 3+ years of Full-stack development experience for autonomous vehicles.
  • Experience scaling and managing 5+ person teams.
  • Good understanding of current state of the art algorithms driving the automotive industry with respect to sensors, Computer vision and Deep Learning.
  • Good understanding of topics, algorithms related to localization, mapping, motion planning, controls, perception, functional safety, big data management, etc.
  • Understanding of the hardware tech-stack for autonomous vehicles.
  • Demonstrated experience in DevOps, CI/CD, bash scripts on Linux at an industrial level.
  • Strong Understanding of functional safety components. Experience with ISO26262, Autosar, etc.
  • Some Experience in Logistics, Transportation Management, Fleet Management and/or related industry.
  • Experience in writing technical proposals including Govt. and Industry proposals, writing patents, industrial whitepapers, etc.
  • Good Project Management skills.
  • trong presentation, demo and communication skills.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment.

Functional Responsibilities:
  • Maintain “engineering first” mindset.
  • Managing timely execution of technical development projects, including architecture recommendations and prioritization.
  • Closely working with product managers and architects to set up technical roadmaps and being at the forefront of technology, engineering and platform.
  • Leveraging DevOps principles to create a seamless solution for software product delivery.
  • Leading by example for a team of Engineers in different domains (perception, motion planning, sensors, etc.). For instance setting up of new API’s working with platform engineering teams, enforcing good software engineering and data analytics standards, etc.
  • Integration of the various functionalities shipped by the R&D team.
  • Responsible for cloud and data infrastructure insights to ensure integration and productivity of resources using GCP, Kubernetes, Hadoop or similar technology.
  • Providing direction and guidance in assessing and evaluating security and privacy risks, including examining the impact of new technologies shipped by various technical and R&D teams


This position reports to the CEO / CTO.

Why NuPort Robotics?

At NuPort, we are leading the development of self driving technology for trucks, the first of its kind in Canada. We offer an opportunity to work on the business development of exciting technology that improves the quality of life and safety for commercial vehicles. We have a mission to automate global supply chains using self-driving trucks increasing sustainability through the adoption of clean transportation solutions. Our growing team has a can-do and will-do attitude, to build technology that can transform human lives. We have a dynamic and collaborative environment encouraging strong collaboration within the team. If this is something that makes you want to be a part of the next generation of autonomous vehicles, please reach out to us, we would be happy to discuss this further.