Motional is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer, Mapping

Los Angeles, United States

We are seeking talented Software Engineers to join us in building the next generation Mapping Software to create large, accurate, and safe HD Maps, fast. We are building a mapping system that supports mapping at a scale of billions of data points from different sensors and data sources used by hundreds of users and operators spread out across different cities and time zones in Asia and the United States of America. HD Maps are one of the key technologies to enable our autonomous vehicles to navigate and perform smart and safe decisions on the road. With an ever-expanding footprint of mapped areas, we enable teams of researchers, engineers, testers, and operators across the entire company to explore uncharted territory by enabling our self-driving cars to learn from new environments and go where no other self-driving car has gone before.

Things you'll get to work on:

  • Improve metrics generation through system observability and workflow automation
  • Implement new or update current features in various parts of the mapping system (server-side, client-side, UI and workflows) to better support commercial activities
  • Support operational workflows and commercial activities to ensure business continuity
  • Build scalable solutions for ingesting raw data, turning it into maps, and generating various types of mapping data artifacts
  • Drive an agile software development life cycle with metrics-driven and user-focused iteration
  • Collaborate closely with our Singapore team on a regular cadence

What we’re looking for:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Motivated to identify, highlight, and own solutions end-to-end
  • Passion and discipline for building great software
  • Prior experience in one or any combination of the following:
    • Designing and implementing UI/UX for feature-rich web applications with complex workflows
    • Building solutions for GIS Maps, HD Maps, or geospatial applications
    • Developing and integrating workflow automation and data analytics software systems
    • Working with scalable software for data pipelines and/or service backends to consume TBs of data and serve a large user base
  • Ability to travel as needed

We hope you'll also come with:

  • Around 5 years of industry experience
  • Experience working with different types of roles and teams - as an individual contributor or technical lead, within small and large teams
  • Experience in Python, Typescript, or Java writing high quality, idiomatic, maintainable, and testable code
  • Experience in designing and implementing cloud solutions on AWS
  • Good knowledge of a particular development ecosystem, such as developing modules, publishing packages and using various dev tools (linting, code analysis, testing)

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors including but not limited to specific skills, experience and expertise, role location, certifications, licenses, and business needs. The estimated compensation range listed in this job posting reflects base salary only. This role may include additional forms of compensation such as a bonus or company equity. The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process. 

Candidates for certain positions are eligible to participate in Motional’s benefits program. Motional’s benefits include but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401k with a company match, health saving accounts, life insurance, pet insurance, and more.

Salary Range
$168,000$225,000 USD

Motional is a driverless technology company making autonomous vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality. We’re driven by something more.

Our journey is always people first.

We aren't just developing driverless cars; we're creating safer roadways, more equitable transportation options, and making our communities better places to live, work, and connect. Our team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who are creating a technology with the potential to transform the way we move.

Higher purpose, greater impact.

We’re creating first-of-its-kind technology that will transform transportation. To do so successfully, we must design for everyone in our cities and on our roads. We believe in building a great place to work through a progressive, global culture that is diverse, inclusive, and ensures people feel valued at every level of the organization. Diversity helps us to see the world differently; it’s not only good for our business, it’s the right thing to do.  

Scale up, not starting up.

Our team is behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's longest-standing public robotaxi fleet. We’re driven to scale; we’re moving towards commercialization of our technology, and we need team members who are ready to embrace change and challenges.

Formed as a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


Motional AD Inc. is an EOE. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To comply with Federal Law, we participate in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are queried through this electronic system established by the DHS and the SSA to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

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