join us on our mission to help transform curb management.
The Automotus team is building a new way for cities and airports to manage the rapid rise in commercial vehicle traffic and CO2 emissions in our communities.
From parcel, food delivery, and ride-hailing drivers to cyclists, pedestrians, and small business owners, we’re on a mission to create safer, more efficient streets that work for everyone.
Our company and our team are growing fast. In 2017 we were just two college students at Loyola Marymount University nerding out on AI and the possibility of solving LA’s traffic problems. Now, we’re a team of nearly 20 who have developed first-of-its-kind computer vision technology that’s supporting the nation’s very first zero emissions delivery zones and helping multiple cities and airports across the country tackle congestion and reduce emissions.
But we have huge goals and the growth we plan to achieve in the coming year requires a much bigger team. We want to build the blueprint for how cities all over the country and around the world use computer vision to make their streets more livable, but we can’t do it without more people equally inspired by transformative technology and the possibility of making our communities safer, healthier, and more sustainable.
We’re diverse, passionate about new ideas, work hard, prioritize work-life balance, and never take ourselves too seriously. Join us!
volunteer time off policy
career development and upward mobility
comprehensive health benefits
generous parental leave
Who works at Automotus?
Our founders Jordan and Harris went to school together and over the years have brought together a diverse and growing team of entrepreneurs, engineers, product designers, project managers, and writers. Some of us have founded and sold companies while others are exploring new professional paths, just beginning their careers, or jumping on board after taking a year off to travel.
We’re diverse in our experiences, passions, and backgrounds, and we’re constantly looking for ways to integrate new perspectives, voices, and ways of thinking into our team.
Where does the Automotus team work?
We are officially based in Los Angeles where about 30% of our team lives, but we all work remotely and are spread out across the country (we even have one team member in Brazil!). We are open to our team working remotely anywhere in the U.S. or in a compatible time zone.
What is the work culture like at Automotus?
We work hard, but never take ourselves too seriously and always prioritize work-life balance over lots of late nights and weekends spent working. We want our team to be healthy, take time off, and get time to volunteer. Striking a healthy balance between work and our personal lives makes us more productive anyway.
Despite being mostly remote, we also organize optional virtual and in-person opportunities to come together as a team and hang out outside work meetings. We also try to prioritize time together in person as often as possible by planning summer and holiday team gatherings and more informally throughout the year. In mid-2022 we opened an office in DTLA and local members of our team are encouraged to spend some time in the office, especially for collaborative work.
What are Automotus's mission and core values?
Our culture goes beyond our (home) office. We have a simple set of essential values that we have found to be critical to our continued success:
Mission: “we’re on a mission to create safer, more efficient, and more sustainable streets that work for everyone.”
Authentic leadership - we aspire to lead in all facets of our organization from product, projects, customer success, industry leadership, and company culture; we do so with a forthright approach to day to day interactions and setting the standard as a trusted industry leader.
Continuous innovation - we seek and offer collaborative, respectful feedback to teammates; boundless curiosity to foster continuous improvement; and an openness to new ideas backed by data and research.
People first - we engage with empathy and accountability, be it customers or teammates; all success is a product of collaboration.
Empowered ownership - we are accountable for our role and contribution to the team; ownership is about equal parts empowerment & accountability; being clear about roles and responsibilities and having respect for expertise and experience.
What benefits are offered by Automotus?
We offer competitive salaries with equity, as well as health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision. We also offer unlimited, self-directed vacation with a mandatory minimum to ensure our team can take time off whenever they feel they need it, and we are very proud to offer five months of paid parental leave to support our team and their families.
What can I expect from the interview process?
We do our best to move applicants through the entire hiring process—from first interview to offer—in under one month. We'll discuss compensation and logistics at the very start of the process to ensure we're aligned on expectations. From there, the interviews are a mix of behavioral and technical prompts (if relevant to the role), designed to better understand your skills, interests and values. We'll also leave plenty of time to answer your questions, so you can get to know us as well!
How much money has Automotus raised and who are you backed by?
The short answer is millions, and we’d be happy to share more details when we first chat. We’re just about to close our Series A and our existing investors include Techstars Ventures, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Quake Capital, Decarbon8, Baron Davis, and more.
We're also supported by a diverse team of advisors including Gabe Klein, former Department of Transportation commissioner for Chicago and Washington, DC; Bakari Brock, former head of airport partnerships at Lyft; and Richa Sahay, climate action team lead for the UN Secretary General.
Where can I learn more about Automotus?
Don’t just take it from us. We encourage you to check out some of our features in Fast Company, TechCrunch, Fortune, and Forbes, including our recent recognition by Fast Company as one of the next big things in tech and a top sustainability innovation of 2021 alongside Fortune 500 companies General Motors and PepsiCo.