Senior/Staff Systems Engineer


  • Full Time

Who we are:
Founded in 2017, Gatik is the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics. We deliver goods safely and efficiently using medium duty trucks with a focus on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers such as Walmart and Loblaw. Gatik enables our customers to optimize their hub-and-spoke operations, enhance service levels and product flow across multiple locations while reducing labor costs and meeting an unprecedented expectation for faster deliveries.

About the role:
As a Senior or Staff Systems Engineer, you will be integral in collaborating with the software, hardware, infrastructure, and product teams to develop autonomous systems. You will be responsible for ensuring that system requirements that define systems capabilities, limitations, functions and non-functions are well-defined with traceability. 
The ideal candidate will be deeply experienced in highly complex engineering efforts with a strong technical understanding in industries comparable to advanced robotics, autonomous vehicles, aerospace, or defense. You’ll have practical experience working with complex systems and have the ability to decompose high-level architecture into functional modules. You have excellent communication skills and an ability to understand interdependencies and determine appropriate steps through analysis. 

This role is hybrid at our Mountain View, CA office!


What you’ll do:


  • Identify system attributes and generate system specifications from concept to write requirements from an atomic or user story perspective 
  • Maintain requirements database including periodically reviewing requirements, change management, quality, and defining KPIs 
  • Derive system requirements from product use case and capabilities and decompose these into subsystem requirements while clearly defining interface requirements   
  • Manage requirements across the V-cycle establishing traceability with product, design, performance, implementation, hardware, software, and verification & validation teams 
  • Collaborate with internal hardware and software teams and external vendors to ensure requirements are consistently met and the desired functionality achieved 
  • Implement systems engineering processes cross-functionally with other teams including review & support of requirements, and evaluate architecture robustness
  • Create relationships and coordinate across functionally diverse teams to align end-to-end systems requirements 
  • Inform system design decisions across hardware, software and other functional blocks of the AV systems according to established industry standards and best practices 

    What we’re looking for:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years experience writing requirements for complex systems with a hardware and software aspect 
  • Experience with requirements management and systems engineering tools (Jama, SysML, ANSYS Medini, DOORS, etc.)
  • Deep technical experience with complex, safety-critical systems following SE best practices 
  • Hands-on experience with latest AV technologies such as sensors, compute, networking, etc. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with subject matter experts for deriving and capturing requirements 
  • Deep understanding of vehicle system architectures and autonomous systems (preferred)
  • Relevant certifications in FuSa, CySe, Systems Engineering or equivalent (preferred)
  • Experience in systems standards (IEEE 29148, ISO 15288, 42010, IEC 24748) and functional safety (IEC 61508, ISO 26262, DO178 or similar) (preferred)




    More about Gatik:
    With headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Canada, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, Gatik is establishing new standards of success for the autonomous trucking industry every day. Visit us at Gatik for more company information and Jobs @ Gatik for more open roles.
    Gatik News:
    -America’s Best Startup Employers of 2022
    -Gatik has been named as a 2023 FreightTech 25 winner!
    -Gatik and Walmart Achieve Fully Driverless Deliveries in 2021
    -50 List of Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies of 2021
    -Gatik and Loblaw achieve First Fully Driverless Deployment in Canada in 2022
    -Gatik CEO Gautam Narang was Named Among the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022
    -Co-founder and Chief Engineer, Apeksha Kumavat, Recognized on the Inc. 2022 Female Founders 100 List
    Taking care of our team:
    At Gatik, we connect people of extraordinary talent and experience to an opportunity to create a more resilient supply chain and contribute to our environment’s sustainability. We are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives yet united by a bold vision and shared commitment to our values. Our culture emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect and agility.
    We at Gatik strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow because we know that together we can do great things. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse team. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.