Data Scientist-Contract-Foster City, Ca

Data Scientist

We are looking for a talented data scientist to join the Fleet Operations team. With a safety-first mindset, the Fleet Operations team maximizes fleet availability and utilization for our customers, as we build towards a scalable mobility service.  We enable our operations to run safely and reliably, support testing efforts to accumulate miles, and execute against our strategic plan. In light of this mandate, the team uses data to drive decision making and lean operations. You will join a diverse, experienced team with rapidly growing scope and responsibility while also having access to one of the most unique data sets in the autonomous vehicle industry. Hence, we are seeking all skill levels to grow with the team. This role will be an integral member of the Strategic Operations team (a growth function within Fleet Operations), to help lay the foundation for how data can be leveraged to improve the safety and utilization of our fleet. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand the data and tools that all stakeholders under Fleet Operations use
  • Build, maintain, and improve a dashboard that tracks metrics to drive decisions, and that can answer the ‘So What?’
  • Integrate existing tools with dashboard to enable automation across operations value chain
  • Draw insights from data and create structure to report out insights to stakeholders at a regular cadence
  • Establish relationships with Operations stakeholders to identify, diagnose, and address any data integrity issues
  • Establish a standard for data trustworthiness in collaboration with the core Data Science team
  • Create the foundation for predictive analytics and processes to help us understand the tradeoffs between decisions around assets and resources
  • Conduct market assessments of software and tools relevant to fleet management; lead the team’s transition to new tools that support growth and commercialization

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience enhancing / automating data processes using ETL, analysis, and visualization platforms (Looker, Tableau, HTML/PCP etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability and excitement to understand details of new data tools and content
  • Strong skills in SQL and large-scale data analysis (e.g. RedShift)
  • Passion for high data quality and scaling data science work
  • Expert in at least one programming language for data analysis (e.g. Python, SQL, R, Scala)
  • Ability to perform basic statistical analysis / experimentation to inform business decisions
  • Comfortable with communicating results across all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to succeed in both collaborative and independent work environments
  • Enthusiasm to drive impact in the autonomous mobility industry 

Pay Rate-Up to 85/hr.

Audio Visual Technician-Contract-Foster City, CA

Audio Visual Technician
The Audio Visual team within Client Services is responsible for all conferencing technology, digital signage, and AV services for internal company events. As an Audio Visual Technician, you will help Engineers build out new conference rooms, maintain and troubleshoot existing rooms, evaluate new solutions, and support special events. This role requires strong customer service, problem solving, and communication skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support for all our internal audio visual equipment including conference room displays, cameras, speakers, controllers, and cabling.
  • Maintain AV support ticket queue, prioritizing urgent tickets with excellent follow-up.
  • Perform physical sweeps of conference rooms and digital signage to verify functionality.
  • Evaluate and implement new hardware and software solutions.
  • Troubleshoot issues in real-time during live events both in person and remotely. 
  • Create and maintain documentation for internal team processes and user-facing support articles.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-5 years in a similar AV or IT support role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experience running live company events streamed to multiple locations.
  • Experience managing Zoom Rooms and relevant conferencing hardware.
  • Familiarity configuring iOS, macOS, or other meeting room controllers.
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts and troubleshooting connectivity issues.
  • Basic knowledge of Windows and macOS troubleshooting as it relates to conferencing and company events.
  • Experience providing white glove executive support preferred.

Duration: 1 year with possible extention

Pay Rate-DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsonconnects.com

Sr. Technical Design Manager-Foster City, Ca- Contract

As a Senior Technical Design Manager on the Places and Build team, you will be responsible for gathering programmatic information, analysis/reporting, schematic design/space planning and BIM asset management responsibilities for manufacturing, R&D and workplace portfolio.  This role is pivotal to master planning and project specific-delivery for internal clients. 

The role will be based in Foster City, CA on the Places and Build team, with the requirement to visit sites as necessary to collect information and facilitate work.  This is a highly technical focused position, with the additional requirement to provide thoughtful and creative design solutions.

Facilities include those in Foster City, Fremont, San Francisco, and additional properties within the real estate portfolio.

Job duties will include:

  • Meeting with cross-functional stakeholders and leadership to review existing conditions, workflow and future needs.
  • Conduct programming sessions with group staff and leaders to drill-down on detailed space and equipment requirements, including timing and priorities.
  • Research and understand infrastructure (MEP/S) specifics and workflow requirements for existing and proposed equipment to support R&D and manufacturing functions.
  • Synthesize information into supporting detailed programming summaries and equipment lists (EQLs) detailing MEP/S requirements for coordination with external partners.
  • Develop initial study and final detailed space plans for leadership and stakeholder review, and external partner coordination.
  • Provide technical leadership in executing design solutions for both technical and non-technical space typologies.
  • Collaborate on and manage updates to real estate master planning documentation.
  • Facilitate information with external partners (e.g. architects, engineers, integrators, BIM vendors, other third parties)
  • Provide detailed reports and supporting graphics to internal Places and Build leadership.
  • Lead BIM and record drawing management for the portfolio of real estate assets.
  • Review internal and third-party architecture and engineering design drawings, providing thorough feedback in areas such as feasibility, coordination, cost control and overall owner-representation.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design, industrial engineering, industrial operations or related field.
  • Licensed architect or PE desired, but not required.
  • 5-8+ years of experience in a similar role with associated responsibilities.
  • Expert proficiency in Revit, with ability to work in AutoCAD, to develop internal schematic design/space plan documentation.
  • High proficiency in Excel, particularly development and coordination of equipment lists and associated MEP specific requirements, using our developed templates.
  • High proficiency in BlueBeam.
  • Deep experience in technical project (R&D, manufacturing or related) programming, space planning and project execution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, including understanding SME common language between product R&D/manufacturing engineering and infrastructure/construction requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of building codes.
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, and communications.
  • Strong organizational, project management and quality management skills.
  • Works well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to contribute individually to broader team goals and company mission.
  • BIM Manager experience desired, but not required.
  • Automotive R&D and manufacturing industry experience desired, but not required.
  • Automotive service/fleet facility design experience desired, but not required.
  • EV charging facility/site design experience desired, but not required.

Pay Rate-DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsonconnects.com

Project Manager-Contract-1 year-Austin, Tx-Gaming Industry!

Lead planning initiatives for projects and drive the execution of work efforts to develop quality software products following our creative vision. Be responsible for the project timeline and budget and collaborate closely with producers to manage project scope and ensure quality. Ensure process consistency across teams and be accountable for the relevancy and accuracy of project information.

What You Will Do           

  • Ensure standard operating processes and procedures are clearly defined, aligned, and followed across projects in the product development organization.
  • Coach team members and implement standard methodologies in the usage of project management, documentation, and file-sharing tools and repositories.
  • Create and manage team-level and project-level dashboards to help plan work efforts on the publishing side, and communicate project progress in a consistent and reliable manner.
  • Generate and maintain Agile boards for the team’s projects, ensure tasks are created with sufficient detail, and make sure information is kept up to date and relevant.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, task prioritization, backlog grooming/refinement, and retrospective/post-mortem sessions for projects.
  • Ensure that date and dependency conflicts, project tasks that are at risk of becoming overdue, and other project timeline risks are resolved and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Guarantee early identification and detailed understanding of project risks with defined and communicated contingency and mitigation plans.
  • Templating and standardizing project tasks to support a repeatable process for organizing, planning, and implementing projects.
  • Engage and actively participate in process improvement initiatives to increase efficiency, streamline work, and reduce waste.

 What Will Make You a Great Fit  

  • 3+ years’ experience in project management or technical leadership in digital products or commercial software development
  • Collaborative verbal and written, leadership, and time management skills
  • Strong knowledge of Agile software development methodologies (Scrum/Kanban) and experience with their implementation
  • Proficient with the Atlassian Suite (Jira/Confluence)
  • Experience with the Google Suite (Docs/Sheets/Slides) for project documentation.
  • Experience and high level of comfort with leading daily team standups and providing frequent status reports to all audience types.

Bonus Points 

  • Agile/Scrum (CSM/CSPO) or PMP certification
  • Game development experience with AAA products

Pay Rate-$ up to 45/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsonconnects.com

Front-End Software Engineer-Contract-Hybrid Role in Foster City or San Francisco

In need of a software engineer to collaborate with some of the best robotics engineers in the world to develop front-end applications that make complex robotics systems accessible to our team of robo-taxi test drivers. 

Scope of Work:

  • Driving Controls & Visualizations:
    • Port QT applications into React/TypeScript framework.
    • Migrate a Vue.js application to React.
    • Build and contribute to internal libraries shared across applications.
  • Touch-based Demo App:
    • Split up one monolithic three.js/TypeScript application into multiple micro-applications.
    • Add new 2D and 3D features requested by executives and riders.
  • Other: 
    • Build out real-time vehicle data pipelines across C++/TypeScript systems.
    • Write unit / end tests using Jest & Cypress to support testing new features.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency with Vue, React, TypeScript, HTML & CSS.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Passion for building graphical interfaces that delight users.
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of modern C++.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with three.js, Babylon.js or another 3D rendering engine.
  • Experience with WebGL.
  • Experience with networking.
  • Experience with Linux.

Pay Rate-DOE

Please send resumes to kjohnson@nelsonconnects.com

UX Research-Contract-Onsite-SF Bay Area

As the User Researcher for IT-Base Operations, you will help guide design, product, and engineering teams in the development of tools for an Autonomous Vehicle service. You will play a key role in addressing known problems and provide our cross-functional partners with the context to solve the problems of our users and teams. We are looking for a person like you who is hungry for knowledge, prepared to ask the hard questions and challenge existing assumptions, and wants to help the team see the forest from the trees. 

The Ops Experience Research team centers itself on creating an inclusive and psychologically safe environment that drives success for individuals and the team. A requirement for our success is our ability to welcome all relevant parties into our process. We trust one another and our partners, while also understanding that different points of view enhance insights–not derail it. 

A researcher for this role will be capable of future thinking and planning for the unknown. While this role will address tactical tasks of our day-to-day users, they should also help their partners understand the Jobs to Be Done. 

Responsibilities 

  • Collect foundational information via kick-off meetings and stakeholder interviews.
  • Select the relevant research to understand the context of the user’s workflow, what they have to accomplish, and the pain points they experience. This is; likely through use of in-depth interviews, contextual inquiries, and usability studies.
  • Conduct research and analysis that is inclusive of Product, Engineering, and Design.
  • Deliver insights with appropriate narrative framing to guide immediate changes, the team’s vision, and roadmap decisions. 
  • Present findings and recommendations to improve the experiences of users, be a staunch advocate for users in cross-functional meetings, and raise questions or challenge assumptions that are not in the best interest of our users. 
  • Manage expectations and interests of a diverse set of stakeholders while maintaining a human-centered posture.

Qualifications 

  • 3-5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working with enterprise or internal users

Bonus

  • Experience researching and/or designing for a wide range of users and abilities
  • Experience working with automotive or transportation
  • Experience working with two-side marketplaces

Pay Rate-DOE
Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsonconnects.com

Hardware Software Integration Lead-Contract-Hybrid- Foster City, Ca

The Hardware Software Integration team is responsible for ensuring various hardware subsystems work reliably on our vehicle platform.  As a Hardware Test Automation engineer, you will develop tests to characterize, maintain and deploy next generation hardware systems for autonomous vehicles.

Candidates should have a Python programming background and knowledge of using APIs and other existing frameworks.  This role is essential and fundamental throughout the testing stage of the vehicle program to ensure that the hardware systems can be quickly and reliably tested. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and technical expertise in writing clean, efficient and scalable code.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write test scripts and diagnostic software to test hardware on autonomous vehicle platforms
  • Create or update GUIs for operators and technicians to easily interface with the testing software
  • Support the integration and testing of prototype hardware
  • Work with cross-functional teams to solve issues observed in the field
  • Develop documentation on the usage of these test frameworks for others to us

WHAT WE’LL NEED (Required): 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Science Engineering
  • Proficiency developing Shell and Python scripts
  • Familiarity with in Ubuntu and other UNIX systems
  • Experience with GIT, version control tools

BONUS Qualifications: 

  • Optional: Experience with Python for Lab Automation
  • Optional: Experience with CAN/Ethernet or Lin bus.
  • Optional: Experience with VUE.js, Electron, and xterm
  • Optional: Web development languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript / TypeScript

Pay Rate-DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsonconnects.com

Cartographer-Contract-Foster City, Ca- Hybrid Role

Our Cartography team is responsible for building, curating, and maintaining our high-definition road network. This includes expanding our geofence, validating the correctness of annotated data, and responding to “world change” events to ensure our maps remain up-to-date.

The Cartography team works closely with engineering teams to maintain process and content requirements. They have regular contact with the Road Network team and downstream AI teams to ensure the generated road network content produces the desired results on-vehicle.

Our ideal candidate has an eye for detail, a drive for correctness, and strong communication skills. Cartographers need to be able to work cross-functionally with engineering and operations teams, bridging the gap between what the vehicle thinks and how it behaves on the road. When an issue is reported, an ideal Cartographer has the patience to troubleshoot and root-cause mapping-related issues.

Responsibilities

  • Create & Maintain our semantic road network data
  • Validate road network against the real world (correctness) and defined content requirements (validity)
  • Work cross-functionally with operations and development teams
  • Troubleshoot and root-cause issues reported to the road network team
  • Organize on-vehicle validation tests
  • Maintain process, tool, and requirements documentation
  • Working closely with engineering to define & test tool workflows and requirements

Qualifications

  • Strong communication & problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and drive for correctness
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in mapping or map content validation
  • Understanding of GIS systems and data
  • Technical writing skills
  • Familiarity working on Linux
  • Passion for autonomous vehicles

Pay Rate-40-50/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Manufacturing Technician-Contract -Mountain View, Ca

  • Support engineering prototype builds of complex electromechanical assemblies.
  • Perform troubleshooting on circuits, down to device level, in collaboration with the EE team.
  • Perform soldering, mechanical assembly, fabrication of simple test boxes and cables
  • Perform system and equipment level testing per Engineering direction
  • Experience with prototype builds, test, fixture builds
  • Experience with CAD work and softwares such as onshape, Solid works
  • Prepare test articles and support post-test product tear-downs in collaboration with reliability and test teams.
  • Feedback of product performance/inadequacies to Engineering
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized working environment throughout builds and engineering tests.
  • Safely manage materials and equipment including ability to drive a forklift, and proper ESD protocols for electronics.

About you

  • Associate degree in Electronics, or similar, and/or 5 years of experience in the field
  • 5+ years of experience working in an R&D or development lab environment in close collaboration with engineering staff.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with other individuals in a team or project setting
  • You are self-motivated and able to work with little supervision, consistently take the initiative to get things done, do things before being asked by others.
  • Ability to consistently make timely decisions even in the face of complexity; balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness
  • Some Production support experience, software development experience

Pay Rate-DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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