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BrightDrop - Senior Simulation and Data Modeling Quality Engineer

  • Palo Alto
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
  • Added
  • JR-000103331


As Senior Simulation and Data Modeling Quality Engineer, you will lead the testing of the core meso-scale agent-based simulation environment that BrightDrop uses to develop and demonstrate algorithms to control and optimize goods delivery. You will develop a test plan and test scripts to test a high-performance, reactive simulation engine inspired by the latest in gaming technology, capable of simultaneous two-way communication with human users, internal & external APIs, and internally developed AI controllers. You will work with data engineering to develop data pipelines based on simulation that unlock AI learning at scale.


  • Work with product and engineering teams to understand new features and create test plans to test a high-performance transportation mobility simulation engine in web and backend

  • Build data and processing pipelines to support rapid and flexible deployment of the simulation engine for internal and external customers

  • Create test automation scripts to enable data population and validation of the simulation engine to ensure system availability, integrity, and consistency to deliver both real-time visibility and deep analytics applied over batch runs of the engine

Additional Description


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science, engineering, or related quantitative field

  • 5+ years of experience in software quality engineering

  • 2+ years in automation using Java JavaScript, or Python

  • Track record developing innovating software solutions to automate testing of complex simulation, gaming, IoT, or mathematical modeling problems at scale

  • Experience with Object-Oriented Programming

  • Experience working in teams using agile software development methodologies together with distributed version control systems (e.g., git).


  • 2+ years of industry experience testing software in transportation mobility systems, gaming, scientific simulation, AI, or ML

  • Experience with functional programming on the JVM (e.g., Scala)

  • Scripting Experience (Python)

  • Domain knowledge in transportation and energy systems, graph algorithms, convex optimization, and/or reinforcement learning.


The expected base compensation for this role is: (90,223 - 144,123 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.

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Why Join Us 

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Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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