Tyler Azevedo has the best of worst situations: Multiple open positions for a brand-new embedded software team he is building from the ground up. He’s ready to get to work, and just needs the right people.

“We’re transitioning our entire software stack to the embedded space, which includes a real time operating system and swapping out middleware. And my team, this new team, is going to be enabling all of the rest of the autonomy teams to do the migration,” says Tyler, Engineering Manager and Product Owner – Embedded Autonomy, based in Torc’s Blacksburg office.

Torc has two embedded software engineer positions open, Tyler is looking for a range of seniority and experience for these roles. “I need people who are self-starters, and have a lot of initiative. Or just really hungry people that want to go up there and really shape this market from an embedded perspective. They can help define this technology for how we move it over and they can help at an architectural level. They can help digging into the code directly,” says Tyler. “They’re going to be a large part of the drive. I need hungry people that want to get in here and really shape the market.”

Tyler Azevedo, Engineering Manager and Product Owner – Embedded Autonomy

Tyler has 10 years of software engineering experience and has been with Torc since December 2020 as an engineering manager in behaviors. “I’m not the type of manager that’s going to jump in and try to be a technical lead. I have the ability to, but my leadership style is really to develop people to reach their potential. That’s my goal. I know that I can develop other people to be better technical leads than me.”

But why Tyler and why Torc? “I always say the people here at Torc are the best reasons to work here — it’s not just the people here we have great people, right? Our humble, hungry, people smart outlook gets us some awesome talent without the ego. And that’s a huge deal, but for me it’s getting to be a part of bringing this product to market. Autonomous trucking is generationally game changing technology. Being a part of it, right now, is incredible. It’s just the coolest thing.” 

Torc is hiring the positions now and will work with the right individuals to onboard them immediately. The positions can be remote-based, or within working distance of any of Torc’s offices. If you’re interested, check out the listings.

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Staff Embedded Software Engineer

About TORC

Torc Robotics, headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, is an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, a global leader and pioneer in trucking. Founded in 2005 at the birth of the self-driving vehicle revolution, Torc has 17 years of experience in pioneering safety-critical, self-driving applications. Torc offers a complete self-driving vehicle software and integration solution and is currently focusing on commercializing autonomous trucks for long-haul applications in the U.S. Torc operates test facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and engineering offices in Austin, Texas, and Stuttgart, Germany. Torc’s mission is saving lives with autonomous technology, which incorporates reducing highway deaths, enabling critical supplies – including medicines and foods – to reach every community in a timely manner, and helping the transportation industry increase fuel economy, uptime, and capacity.