Companies like Uber, Argo AI, Delphi and Aurora are all researching autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh. To remain at the forefront of the industry, the region has to supply a talented workforce has to support it. There were twice as many jobs related to autonomous vehicles in the region than there were on average in the U.S. Software developers are the most in-demand role, while mechanical engineers are a close second. Once further developed, autonomous vehicle companies will also require more roles to support the operation and maintenance of self-driving cars. Training providers must continue to supply workers with the right skills in order for the industry to continue to thrive.
Related to autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh sees a year-over-year job growth of 324%
This is six times faster than growth in the sector nationally and significantly faster than other autonomous vehicle hubs in the U.S.
Key Technical Jobs in the Autonomous Vehicle Industry
- Engineering Manager
- Network Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Computer Scientist
- UI/UX Designer/Developer
- Software QA Engineer
- Civil Engineer
As more companies build self-driving fleets, their hiring needs will expand to include more roles supporting the maintenance and operation of self-driving cars.
Key autonomous downstream jobs include:
- Sales Representative
- Automotive Service Technician
- Marketing Manager
- Technical Writer