Senior Systems Engineer

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We believe that the future of transportation is automated. Automated travel will be safer, more comfortable, more efficient and a powerful economic enabler for our communities. However, automating driving is a massively complex engineering challenge, requiring vehicles to navigate social norms, regional traffic patterns, unpredictable weather incidents, and a host of anomalous events. While billions of dollars have already been spent trying to solve this problem, a comprehensive answer remains frustratingly elusive. We believe that the final answer lies with roadway infrastructure.

Join us in building the roads of the future. Cavnue, which recently announced the closing of its Series A at $130M, is bridging technology and road infrastructure to realize a safer, more efficient, and more accessible future for automated transportation. Cavnue’s experienced team sits at the intersection of technology, infrastructure, and government—working together to develop and deploy the world’s most advanced roads. We are incorporating physical and digital infrastructure that unlock the full spectrum of capabilities of current and future automated vehicle technologies. We believe in a world in which road infrastructure shares in the complexity of autonomy and, instead of being another problem to solve for, becomes a core part of the solution.

The Role:

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be a critical part of Cavnue’s Systems Engineering team, a rapidly growing and vitally important function within the organization. You will have the opportunity to lead the definition, development, test, verification, and validation of large parts of our end-to-end system. You will work with a world-class team of engineering, operations, and product leaders to help deliver on Cavnue’s mission. If you are a hands-on engineering leader with experience in engineering requirements across multiple disciplines, carrying out trade studies, developing architectures, and leading the integration and test of large systems, we’d love to meet you!

Role overview: 

  • Lead the definition and lifecycle management of system level engineering requirements, in collaboration with product and multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Work with Project Leads and customers to ensure that Cavnue’s systems meet customer needs, and that requirements are comprehensively and accurately captured  
  • Help in the creation of Concepts of Operations and System Architectures, in collaboration with Systems Engineering Leads, Business Development, Product Management, and Engineering teams.
  • Drive the development of systems models and the execution of trade studies, in partnership with key stakeholders, to ensure system level trade-offs are optimized.
  • Drive the development of test strategies and plans ensuring complete coverage and traceability of system requirements
  • Own the company-wide source of truth for engineering requirements and ensure that these align with the technology strategy and product roadmap


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent practical experience
  • At least 6+ years of experience in Systems Engineering in a relevant discipline, experience in Robotics, Autonomous Vehicle, Automotive, or Aerospace industries is preferred.
  • Proven track record of successfully bringing new features or products to market.
  • Experience working across various engineering disciplines, and ideally entire systems or multiple subsystems 
  • Highly skilled in identifying and carrying out trade studies that may involve large data sets or system modeling
  • Experience developing Concept of Operations documents for external audiences
  • Experience working on safety-critical and/or high-reliability systems
  • Experience working with with safety and quality standards and certifications such as ISO26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/PAS 21448:2019 (Safety of the Intended Functionality), ASIL Decomposition, ISO9001 (Quality Management Systems)

Bonus Points: 

  • Experience with Requirements Management software, such as Jama, a plus
  • Early-stage start-up experience is a plus.


  • Remote friendly and flexible work environment
  • Company 401K match 
  • Parental, childbirth, and adoption leave
  • Wellness perks including access to on-demand primary care, virtual health appointments, and online mental health therapy
  • Home office reimbursement policy
  • Generous PTO policy, including paid year-end holiday shut down 
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Top of the line equipment for our team members!


We are building an incredible team of employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that great work can occur anywhere and are open to considering candidates who meet our needs who reside outside our geographic footprint. We also value the impact that can result from co-located teams and some roles may require regular presence in one of our offices.

Cavnue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Cavnue are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.