Sr DevOps Engineer (Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Startup)

Toronto, ON M8Z 2R4

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: DevOps/SRE Job Number: 1840

Job Description

We're recruiting a Senior DevOps Engineer for a Silicon Valley-founded Autonomous Vehicle tech company that has a significant Toronto product development site. This opportunity is a unique chance to join an AV startup that is taking off. We have a strong partnership with our client having placed their Head of Software Engineering and Head of Hardware in Toronto. 



  • Real opportunity to commercialize AV - they solve real problems and have real customers, contracts, and revenues with some of the biggest global enterprises. 

  • Industry-leading team in robotics and AI that have worked successfully together in a distributed team model.

  • Become one of the key Toronto-based leaders & help establish the company as a leader in the Toronto AV community.

  • Collaborate with leading research teams @ U of Waterloo and U of Toronto.


  • Develop scalable training and evaluation tools and infrastructure

  • Create scripts and templates to build cloud-based and stand-alone development systems for our software engineers

  • Define and build a fully hardened Linux distribution from scratch, compliant to the highest standards. including secure unattended updates, continuous monitoring, and management system

  • Build CI/CD with Jenkins and Improved CI/CD build times

  • System troubleshooting across platform and application domains

  • Manage the cloud instances and backend components



  • Masters’ degree in CS, Robotics or related field

  • Skilled software developer with fluency in C++ and/or Python

  • Strong understanding of protocols, TCP/IP, and packet routing

  • Low-latency, real-time software; performance analysis and optimization

  • 5+ years of experience in Linux scripting, secure server setup and maintenance

  • Experience in CI management and deployment tools like Jenkins, Git, Bash etc.

  • Experience using Debian/Ubuntu Linux OS, containers (Docker/Kubernetes)


Bonus Points

  • Ph.D. degree in CS, Robotics or related field or equivalent industry experience

  • Familiarity with one or more neural network frameworks, such as Tensorflow, Caffe & Torch

  • Cloud computing services such as Azure, GCP or Oracle Cloud

  • Experience with ROS/other robotics middleware platforms. Middleware experience with RTPS systems such as DDS

  • Deploying, maintaining, and supporting heavily-used production services

  • Experience with static analysis and code coverage tooling such as roslint, cpplint etc.

  • Experience with databases, such as MySQL, Postgres and InfluxDB

  • Deep understanding of GPU architecture


Apply today or contact Wendy Firestone, Director of Talent, at wendy AT grossmandorland DOT com to learn more. 



About gdR

Founded in 2007, gdR’s mission is to grow the leadership capacity and capabilities of people and companies in the Canadian tech ecosystem through executive search, team recruiting and leadership development. We’re actively involved in the community by creating opportunities for people to connect and learn from one another e.g. Canadian Tech at Scale (in partnership with Shopify & Friends), which brings 200+ engineering leaders together. gdR values inclusion in Canada’s tech ecosystem and partners with employers that provide equal opportunities for individuals from diverse groups. If you’re interested in moving to Canada, although we can’t sponsor you, we have put together resources to help you with your journey. Follow gdR on LinkedIn and Twitter updates on new roles in tech.

Meet Your Recruiter

Wendy Firestone
Director, Talent

Wendy has been an integral part of the gdR team since 2008. Wendy's focus is executive searches ranging from Manager to C level across product, design, data.

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