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Autonomy System ArchitectNewport News, VA | Job ID 72424

  • Job ID 72424
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Engineering
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 04/20/2024

The Autonomy System Architect manages and conducts development work associated with research, development, deployment and maintenance of the hardware system architecture of Liebherr autonomous mining equipment. In particular, they work with the sensing and computational systems that enable Autonomous operation of Liebherr mining trucks. Additionally, they manage integration of ancillary hardware and software that are necessary for a complete autonomous haulage system.


  • Directs, manages, and participates in the development of system architecture, including sensors, hardware and software
  • Researches hardware solutions to control and support systems used in autonomous haulage.
  • Defines system architecture requirements for use in a complete autonomous haulage system.
  • Develops project plans and associated with deploying hardware components.
  • Facilitates joint development and integration activity with other internal teams.
  • Serves as SME for AHS architecture design for LME autonomous truck.
  • Providing technical support for existing customer projects
  • Writes specifications for software modules to control system level commands for interfacing with tools and infrastructure such as data logging and system configuration.
  • Manages internal development activity related to configuration and logging software modules
  • Participates in the creation of development contracts.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts with the project team and/or plan.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Estimates time and cost requirements.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Works independently and as a team member with other engineers, designers, and production personnel or on ad hoc projects.
  • Researches and analyzes customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data.
  • Confers with Engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.
  • Participates in Engineering Development Program.


  • Education and Experience: A Master Science Degree or Master of Engineering Degree (M.S./ M.E.) with 4 or more years of relevant systems or embedded system design experience in an engineering environment or, a Bachelor’s degree (BSCE, BSEE, BSCS, or BS Mechatronic Engineering) with 4 or more years of relevant experience in an engineering environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of autonomous haulage system
  • Knowledge of software development standards/compliance
  • Knowledge of embedded systems
  • Knowledge of Linux based embedded systems and/or Realtime Operating Systems
  • Knowledge of software containers (ex. Docker)
  • Knowledge of programming languages (ex. BASH, C, C++, python)
  • Knowledge of and ability configure communication interfaces and (ex. Ethernet, CAN Bus)
  • Knowledge of communication protocols (ex. DDS, CanOpen, J1939, etc.).
  • Knowledge of software revision control (ex. SVN, GIT)
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools (ex. Jenkins)
  • Knowledge of wireless telemetry as applied in the surface mining environment
  • Knowledge of hardware and computing platforms
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools (ex. Microsoft Project)
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety Standards (ex. IEC 61508)
  • Ability to independently configure full stack autonomous systems
  • Ability to automate deployment, configuration and commissioning of full stack autonomous systems.
  • Ability to accurately scope technical projects
  • Ability to write specifications that detail functionality
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, and procedure manuals, software specifications.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time. (Change as necessary)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a √ valid driver license and √ passport.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package that includes major medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, paid vacation and personal days and competitive salary.

Referral Bonus: Tier I

Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Steele.

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  • Job ID 72424
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Engineering
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 04/20/2024

The company

In line with its international growth, Liebherr’s venture into the United States began in 1970. Within a couple of years, the company expanded and completed its production facilities in Newport News, Virginia, for its product line of hydraulic excavators. It was later converted into Liebherr’s manufacturing facility for mining trucks and remains home to Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co. In addition to its production facility, Liebherr markets a wide variety of products and technologies its companies located across the United States. The companies are Liebherr-Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr USA, Co., the umbrella company for eight divisions that are positioned across the United States.​


Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.

4100 Chestnut Avenue

23607 Newport News, VA

United States

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