Jinnah Hosein, hailing from SpaceX and Alphabet’s Google has recently been appointed vice president of software engineering at self-driving car startup Aurora.
Chris Urmson, CEO and co-founder of Aurora, wrote about Hosein’s appointment in a recent blog post likening Hosein’s position at SpaceX to the progress of Aurora:
“At Aurora, we’re taking the rocket ship approach to self-driving technology. We’re building our autonomy system from the ground up, eschewing demo-ware, and focusing on rigorous engineering and thoughtfully applying machine learning.
Our rocket ship metaphor becomes a bit more poignant today as we welcome Jinnah Hosein, previously SpaceX’s VP of software. That’s right, Jinnah has spent the last few years building software for actual rockets. At SpaceX, he helped develop their software process and contributed to 40 launches, including delivering the software for landing their reusable rocket boosters.”
An Aurora spokesperson confirmed that the company plans to open a new office in San Francisco, but didn’t provide further details.
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