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Autonomous Transportation Technologist
Requisition ID: RC43934
Job Title: Autonomous Transportation Technologist
Job Requisition Number: RC43934
Category: Decision Science & Analytics
Memphis, Tennessee 38120
Provide technical expertise in strategic technology initiatives that are critical to the long term success of FedEx. These initiatives include development of new capabilities in advanced and emerging technologies space, usually involving participation of two or more FedEx operating companies. Duties include providing technical input in assessment and application of advanced/emerging technologies (e.g., autonomous vehicles, robotics). In addition, this includes planning, execution and testing of implementation of emerging technologies in FedEx operations by working with technology developers, suppliers, and operations.
Job Specific Information:
Official job title is "Strategic Operations Technology Principal". This position will:
- Provide technical expertise for key multi-year strategic initiatives related to emerging technologies such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles and robotics during planning, development and testing phases
- Lead or participate in strategic / technical discussions and collaborate in the creation of new ideas / roadmap for future development with cross functional teams, suppliers, vendors, technology developers and operations
- Provide data collection and analytical expertise to inform technology, design, and operations decisions
- Lead testing activities including test plans and documentation
- Facilitate enterprise monitoring and collaboration opportunities with a network of peers within the Operating Companies focused on emerging technology research and development
- Monitor and assess implications of technological, regulatory, cybersecurity, and public acceptance advancements
- Keep abreast of industry / competitive trends, technologies and best practices
- Publish / present technical reports and / or pursue Intellectual property rights.
Skills/Knowledge Considered a Plus:
- Knowledge of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles and/or robotics
- Knowledge in enabling vehicle technologies such as control, signal processing and sensor technologies, machine learning, real-time mapping, and cloud computing
- Experience with concept validation / prototype development and testing
- Experience in transportation and logistics a plus
Bachelor's degree/equivalent in robotics, computer science, engineering, information systems, or related discipline. Master's degree or related professional designation preferred. Seven years of experience in providing innovative thinking in advanced technology, operations and design perspectives, and vision in practical business environment. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementation of emerging technologies, specifically advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles and/or robotics. Strong problem solving, critical thinking, human relations and communication skills especially with a diverse group of team members including technicians, software and hardware engineers, managers and executives (technical and non-technical groups).
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
Want a career where you are empowered to make a difference? Want to work for a company that is environmentally responsible? Want to grow and develop on the job? If so, FedEx is the place for you! Every day FedEx delivers for its customers with transportation and business solutions. FedEx serves more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We can serve this global network due to our outstanding team of FedEx employees. FedEx has over 400,000 talented employees who are tasked with making every FedEx experience outstanding. FedEx has been recognized on many different lists both for business success and for being a great employer.
Here are some of the recognitions FedEx has received from the past couple of years:
- FORTUNE “World’s Most Admired Companies” – 2016
- Corporate Responsibility Magazine “100 Best Corporate Citizens” – 2016
- InformationWeek “Elite 100” – 2016
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council “America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises” - 2016
- Reputation Institute “World’s Most Reputable Companies” – 2015
- Black Enterprise “40 Best Companies For Diversity” – 2015
When 400,000 employees around the globe are all working together it is amazing what we can achieve! FedEx connects people and ideas. If you would like to make a difference on a global scale while receiving top notch benefits, competitive pay, and plenty of opportunities to develop, click ‘Apply’ and tell us more about yourself.
EEO Statement - FedEx is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (minorities/females/disability/veterans) that is committed to diversifying its workforce.