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Simulation Scenario Writer, Simulation Operations

Toyota Research Institute

Full time

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Los Altos, CA
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, with potential for occasional overtime
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Job Description

HireArt is looking to hire a highly-skilled Simulation Scenario Writer to work on-site at TRI’s Los Altos, CA location on an ongoing, contract basis.

As a Simulation Scenario Writer, you’ll be a part of a Simulation Operations team that is developing a process to accelerate the safe testing of vehicle capabilities in the real world and to reinforce program requirements through structured and rigorous scenario testing. 

The ideal candidate has Python experience, prior experience using simulators or other 3D applications is strongly preferred.

As Simulation Scenario Writer, you’ll:

  • Work closely with customers to provide relevant testing solutions.

  • Use 3rd-party and proprietary tools driving simulation tools to author and refine scenario tests.

  • Perform quality checks on new and existing tests.

  • Suggest tooling improvements to meet customer needs and increase efficiency.

  • Detect and report tooling bugs and inconsistencies.

  • Regularly communicate status and be proactive about addressing priorities.

  • Develop and refine documentation and training materials. 

  • Triage incoming bugs and requests. 

  • Travel may be required.

  • Experience with Python scripting language.
  • Simulation or other 3D application experience strongly preferred (ex. Unreal, Unity, Maya, Blender, etc.) 
  • Very good communication skills both verbal and written. Customer-focused.
  • Organized, thorough and meticulous. 

Commitment: This is a full-time (40 hours per week with possible overtime), ongoing, contract position staffed via HireArt and based in Los Altos, CA. Some travel may be required.

HireArt provides Equal Employment Opportunity without regard to the applicant's race, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, religion, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local laws.

Company Description

At Toyota Research Institute (TRI), we’re working to build a future where everyone has the freedom to move, engage, and explore with a focus on reducing vehicle collisions, injuries, and fatalities. Join us in our mission to improve the quality of human life through advances in artificial intelligence, automated driving, robotics, and materials science. We’re dedicated to building a world of “mobility for all” where everyone, regardless of age or ability, can live in harmony with technology to enjoy a better life. Through innovations in AI, we’ll…

  • Develop vehicles incapable of causing a crash, regardless of the actions of the driver.
  • Develop technology for vehicles and robots to help people enjoy new levels of independence, access, and mobility.
  • Bring advanced mobility technology to market faster.
  • Discover new materials that will make batteries and hydrogen fuel cells smaller, lighter, less expensive and more powerful.

Our work is guided by a dedication to safety – in how we research, develop, and validate the performance of vehicle technology to benefit society. As a subsidiary of Toyota, TRI is fueled by a diverse and inclusive community of people who carry invaluable leadership, experience, and ideas from industry-leading companies. Over half of our technical team carries PhD degrees. We’re continually searching for the world’s best talent ‒ people who are ready to define the new world of mobility with us!

We strive to build a company that helps our people thrive, achieve work-life balance, and bring their best selves to work. At TRI, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds ‒ a fun start-up environment with brilliant people who enjoy solving tough problems and the financial backing to successfully achieve our goals. Come work with TRI if you’re interested in transforming mobility through designing safer cars, enabling the elderly to age in place, or designing alternative fuel sources. Start your impossible with us.

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