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Principal Software Engineer - SDV Core Services

Company: CARIAD
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

We are CARIAD, an automotive software development team with the Volkswagen Group. Our mission is to make the automotive experience safer, more sustainable, more comfortable, more digital, and more fun. To achieve that we are building the leading tech stack for the automotive industry and creating a unified software platform for over 10 million new vehicles per year. We're looking for talented, digital minds like you to help us create code that moves the world. Together with you, we'll build outstanding digital experiences and products for all Volkswagen Group brands that will transform mobility. Join us as we shape the future of the car and everyone around it.

Role Summary

As a qualified candidate you will lead key areas of the software design efforts of the future Software-Defined-Vehicle (SDV) software stack. In close collaboration with the other Engineers and their respective teams, you will be the key driver in envisioning, architecting, designing, and executing the next SDV embedded software stack. These designs will cover many areas of the vehicle but will focus on Infotainment, Body, Power Distribution, and Connectivity solutions. We are seeking high achievers who thrive on exploring uncharted territories, challenging the status quo, and championing new ideas. As a member of CARIAD's senior technical team, you will also interface with multiple stakeholders of VW Group's technical team members.

Qualified candidates will be a Subject Matter Expert in one or more of the following domains:

  • Embedded SW - Platform Software and Firmware (BSP, RTOS, Drivers, firmware)
  • Embedded SW - Onboard OS, Middleware, Framework and Application
  • Embedded SW - Product Security
  • Embedded SW - Over-the-air updates
  • Embedded SW - Vehicle-to-Cloud
  • Embedded SW - Middleware
  • Embedded SW - Infotainment
  • Embedded SW - ADAS
  • Automotive Cloud SW - Cloud-to-Vehicle Role Responsibilities
    • Lead and architect the software stack of the Volkswagen Group Software Defined Vehicle Platform of the future: including OS, base services e.g., over-the-air update and the connectivity layer and the application layer.
    • Create high-performance, scalable, and safe software systems, leveraging your extensive experience and knowledge of emerging technologies and best practices in developing cutting-edge embedded systems.
    • Define the engineering fundamentals which are used by the development teams, including branching concepts, coding guidelines, testing strategies, performance testing and continuous deployment (incl. infra decisions).
    • Conduct system-critical design reviews with the teams, providing valuable insights and guidance.
    • Guide the teams in designing system-relevant software concepts, efficient data structures to support modern multi-core hardware, design patterns, and more.
    • Attract extraordinary talent and serve as a mentor and coach for the software engineering team.
    • Identify and mitigate project technology risks and execution risks Years of Experience
      • 12+ years related experience Required Education
        • BSc in computer science, robotics, physics, engineering, numerical modeling or a related subject with outstanding grades or equivalent work experience Desired Education
          • MSc or PhD and relevant publications and/or patents Skills:
            • Ability to approach problems from a platform/framework mindset and design for scaling software across multiple brands and vehicle programs.
            • Outstanding documentation, profiling and debugging skills.
            • Excellent strategic thinking, negotiation, and communication skills. Required Skills:
              • 7+ years of experience as a tech lead, significantly contributing in overarching system design and SW architecture matters
              • 7+ years of experience with different (embedded) operating systems: RTOS, QNX, Linux and Android etc.
              • 7+ years of professional experience in delivering complex software products to the end customer. Work Flexibility
                • Travel to worldwide locations required


                  Salary range is dependent on factors such as geographical differentials, credentials or certifications, industry-based experience, qualification and training.

                  In the city of Redmond, Washington, the salary range for this position is $143,400 - $218,600.

                  In the city of Santa Clara, California, the salary range for this position is $149,600 - $228,100.

                  CARIAD, Inc. provides performance based merits and annual bonus along with a competitive benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match and defined contribution plan, short and long term disability, basic life and AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment plans, maternity and non-primary caregiver leave, adoption assistance, employee referral program and vacation and paid holidays. We also offer a unique vehicle lease program that covers registration and insurance fees.

                  CARIAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, color, gender identity/expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

Keywords: CARIAD, Mountain View , Principal Software Engineer - SDV Core Services, IT / Software / Systems , Mountain View, California

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