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Innovation. Sophistication. Optimization. This is our passion.

Worldwide, the Volkswagen Group has a long tradition of dramatic innovations. The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. 

Here in the US, we are blending German engineering with American ingenuity. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) is becoming the epicenter of vehicle electronics expertise in North America. The ERL team of engineers works with researchers and development teams in the US, Germany and across the globe. Our mission is to develop innovations and technologies for future generations of cars, and to transfer technologies from many industries into the automotive domain.



Deep Learning Engineer - Autonomous Driving, sR. staff

Self-driving cars are the next major shift in human mobility – the impact of this technology will be as great as the invention of the automobile or airplanes. This is your chance to shape this trend!

The Volkswagen ERL is the VW Groups presence in the Silicon Valley. We work closely with the Audi, Porsche and VW. We have a rich history in autonomous driving. We are pioneers in this space – way back in 2007, in collaboration with Stanford we won the DARPA Challenge. Currently we work on research topics around applying deep learning and computer vision. We are also working on Traffic Jam Pilot, which in 2018 will be the first commercially available autonomous car (at Level 3).

Level 4/Level 5 autonomy however requires another leap in technology, which we believe, will be inspired by the human brain. This position will apply deep learning to the autonomous vehicle problem. This requires applying these techniques to problems in perception, segmentation, decision making and action. This is more than a purely academic role – we do not just need to solve individual problems in isolation but also think about how these various aspects will come together in a system and eventually, a product. We need to think about how such a system can be tested and how we will prove safety. You will be able to partner with researchers in top universities to understand the state of the art. The work that you do will run on servers as well as in real cars.

Responsibilities

  • Create modules that solve perception, segmentation, decision making and action problems
  • Integrate modules to form an autonomous driving system
  • Write embedded and server side code that performs machine learning
  • Write embedded and server side infrastructure code
  • Collect and pre-process data – will require driving
  • Integrate and test algorithms in real car – will require working with the workshop

Experience

  • 8+ years in machine learning, 2+ years in deep learning

Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or related

Skills

  • Strong programming skills, strong IT background
  • Strong programming skills, strong IT background
  • Deep Learning – experience with CNNs, RNN, LSTMs and the latest research trends
  • Machine Learning – strong fundamentals in machine learning
  • Programming – Python, C++
  • Shipped one or more machine learning based products
  • Experience with data gathering, data quality, system architecture, coding best practices

Work Flexibility

  • 5% business travel: local and international

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Senior Big Data ENGINEER

At the Volkswagen Electronics Research Library (VWERL), this hands-on position is responsible for helping to design and develop cutting-edge big data systems to enable the VW Group to better understand and serve our customers. This position will engage in an international engineering collaboration with the teams developing global-scale infrastructure supporting acquisition, analysis, and machine learning using data coming from future vehicle releases of the VW Group (including brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, etc.). Products impacted by this role range from customer insights informing new services to the most advanced autonomous driving systems in the industry.

Responsibilities

  • Help design and implement key components for highly scalable, distributed data collection and analysis system built for handling petabytes of data in the cloud
  • Analyze and support requirements from machine learning specialists, focusing on the most important topics in the rapidly evolving automotive industry
  • Help move architecture and implementation through the automotive development pipeline, from research to deployment in millions of cars on the road
  • Work with engineers from other divisions contributing to this analytic system, contributing to best practices in backend infrastructure and distributed computing topics

Experience

  • Hands-on development with key technologies including Scala, Spark, and other relevant distributed computing languages, frameworks, and libraries
  • Experience with distributed databases, such as Cassandra, and familiarity with the key issues affecting their performance and reliability
  • Experience using high-throughput, distributed message queuing systems such as Kafka
  • Familiarity with operational technologies, including Docker (required), Chef, Puppet, ZooKeeper, Terraform, and Ansible (preferred)
  • Experience with the SMACK stack (Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, Kafka) as a holistic system, and the important considerations for running this system at scale
  • Overall, 3+ years of industry experience developing backend components with a recent focus on big data systems

Education

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required

Skills

  • An ability to periodically deploy systems to cloud environments such as AWS
  • Mastery of key development tools such as GIT, and familiarity with collaboration tools such as Jira and Confluence or similar tools
  • Understanding of developing machine/deep learning systems in a distributed environment
  • Conventional backend development skills with Java and common frameworks (Spring, Play)

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Big Data DEv-ops ENGINEER

At the Volkswagen Electronics Research Library (VWERL), this hands-on position is responsible for helping to design, develop, deploy, and maintain cutting-edge big data systems to enable the VW Group to better understand and serve our customers. This position will work with local and international colleagues developing global-scale infrastructure supporting acquisition,
analysis, and machine learning using data coming from future vehicle releases of the VW Group (including brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, etc.). Products impacted by this role range from customer insights informing new services to the most advanced autonomous driving systems in the industry.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the DevOps efforts for a petabyte-scale data collection and machine learning infrastructure project that will power future intelligent driving systems.
  • Update, deploy, and monitor systems developed by the team, proactively looking for opportunities to improve performance, reliability, and automation.
  • Help move implementation through automotive industry development phases, from research to deployment supporting millions of cars on the road.
  • Analyze and support DevOps requirements from infrastructure developers and machine learning specialists, focusing on the most important topics in the rapidly evolving automotive industry.
  • Oversee day-to-day usage and provisioning of cloud resources, both in terms of fixed resource needs, as well as helping build systems for dynamic scaling based on project needs.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience with key DevOps technologies including Docker, as well as DevOps experience in AWS, including CloudFormation.
  • Broad skills and experience in deploying, debugging, and managing systems in cloud environments such as AWS.
  • Ability to build and maintain continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) systems for complex, distributed applications, using tools like Jenkins.
  • Experience diagnosing and debugging applications in complex, distributed, heterogeneous computing environments.
  • Mastery of key development tools such as GIT, and familiarity with collaboration tools such as Jira and Confluence or similar tools.
  • Overall, 4+ years of industry experience developing backend components and handling DevOps functions for complex systems
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodeCommit CI/CD
    services.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Senior UX Engineer

This is an engineering level position in the Advanced Systems Development Team dedicated to Audi electronics development. It includes design, development, optimization, and integration, of user interfaces for infotainment, driver assistance, and autonomous driving systems. Interfaces will be a combination of touch, e.g. touch screen or touchpad, and haptic, e.g. steering wheel controls.

Responsibilities

  • Design user interfaces and dialog systems.
  • Create sample artwork for designs
  • Collaboration with partner companies
  • Development of technical specifications and documentation

Experience

  • Minimum 5+ years of related experience
  • Experience in creating UX wireframes, storyboards, and process flows
  • Experience with 3D design tools, e.g. Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Kanzi Studio, NVidia UI Composer, etc
  • Experience in designing interactive dialogs for both speech- and non-speech-based systems

Skills

  • Strong knowledge of user interface design
  • Good artwork skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good artwork and visual design skills
  • Proficiency in Visio, Illustrator, or similar layout tools
  • Photoshop or similar experience helpful.
  • Ability to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript for prototyping UX ideas
  • Experience in automotive user interface design
  • Experience with gesture-based user interface design

Work Flexibility

  • Some international travel possible

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Senior software Engineer - back end

This position will be responsible for creating cutting edge software and distributed computing infrastructure to bring new connected functionality to the automotive market. The role will include architecture and algorithm design to connect vehicle data to highly-scalable services and cloud infrastructure. 

The position will evolve prototype implementations and interfaces to enable future connected vehicle applications, potentially developing system requirements and specifications that will influence future production systems.

Responsibilities

  • Investigate and develop technical concepts and solutions for a new generation of services linking vehicles to the cloud.
  • Design, develop, maintain, and evaluate network services and distributed systems, with particular attention to RESTful interfaces and microservice architectures as well as big data ingestion, storage, and analysis.
  • Support modular and scalable development of a range of machine learning use-cases that provide valuable insights for the business and improve our customer experience.

Experience

  • 5-7 years

Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or related

Skills

  • Strong programming skills, strong IT background
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining RESTful services
  • Experience with optimal integration of internal/proprietary, third party, and open source technologies to solve complex problems in a customer-centric manner
  • Proficiency in Linux
  • Familiar with the design & analysis of computer algorithms and data structures
  • Experience monitoring per-component and whole-system performance, with ability to analyze and troubleshoot performance bottlenecks and issues
  • Advanced knowledge of networking and distributed systems

Work Flexibility

  • 5% business travel a year overseas

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Senior Intelligent systems engineer

This position will be responsible for championing a compelling story of innovation across VW Group, and to inspire main stakeholders within the organization. Create and lead the process for selecting, testing, and tracking top ideas for technical experimentation and implementation. Technical program lead creating mobility products and roadmaps. Lead multiple cross disciplined project teams to develop and implement innovative ideas in the areas of Infotainment and connected vehicles concepts. Partner with external companies within Silicon Valley. Document and summarize project progress for Top Management reports. Serve as a communication link between VW , Audi and Porsche R&D Germany .

You have the flexibility to learn new things, try new technology, seek opportunities to grow, mentor & be mentored, & participate in the Innovation Thinking process of the ERL.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and identify new technology for Smart Mobility concepts and features on Navigation, Maps and or speech technology
  • Define technical requirements for in-vehicle features.
  • Tracking ideas and their impact, and infusing the outcomes of proof of concepts into real products.
  • Partnership with external companies in Silicon Valley to bring disruptive technology and influence existing Project Portfolio.
  • Identify new features for future vehicle models and conduct competitor benchmarks.
  • Manage Project related operations such as:  Purchasing orders, documentation, logistics for national or international technology events, coordination of related workshops with main stakeholders and potential companies.
  • Capture of intellectual property.

Experience

  • +5 years of experience on design, development and experimentation of Intelligent Systems for Automotive application or similar products with feature like: Navigation, Speech recognition, Connected Car or similar technology.

  • +5 years of exceptional technical project management and organization skills to handle multiple projects and initiatives, tracking ideas and their impact, and infusing the outcomes of proof of concepts into real products.

  • +3 years proactively establishes partnership with external companies in Silicon Valley to bring disruptive technology and influence existing Project Portfolio.

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, EE, ME, Engineering or equivalent

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written.
  • Good technical evaluation skills.
  • Experience working in a dynamic multi-disciplined engineering environment, strong at multi-tasking.
  • Drive project definition, resource management, milestones and timelines.
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure necessary project support and prioritization.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills required.
  • Ability to understand and extract action plans from complex and technical discussions.
  • Experience on design, development and experimentation of Intelligent Systems for Automotive i.e : Navigation, Speech recognition, Connected Car. Mobility Service or similar technology.
  • Technical architectural knowledge of automotive infotainment systems or similar products.
  • Customer centric approach to develop meaningful products.
  • Experience on algorithms in the domain of navigation, mobility services, speech, Internet of Things or similar technology.
  • Understands the value of communications to a complex global organization and consistently finds ways to maximize effectiveness of key messages.
  • Exceptional technical project management and organization skills to handle multiple projects and initiatives, tracking ideas and their impact, and infusing the outcomes of proof of concepts into real products.
  • Experience with Agile or similar methodologies.
  • Strong initiative and excellent team and conflict resolutions skills.
  • Proficient in project management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, or similar.

Work Flexibility

  • Readiness for international business trips to visit Audi AG, Volkswagen AG, Porsche AG
  • Flexibility to travel within US, Europe and Japan

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Senior Technical writer

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) represents the Volkswagen Group in applied research and development. Our mission is to develop innovations and technologies for future generations of cars, and to transfer technologies from many industries and research institutions into the automotive domain.

At the Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory (VWERL), this role will be responsible for partnering with engineering and product management to develop product documentation such as install / user guides, data sheets, FAQ / troubleshooting guides, slide decks, and more:

  • Working with engineering, product management and other teams to understand the product,
  • technical ecosystem it resides within, and customers / use cases.
  • Ensuring consistency of content / messaging and look / feel within all customer
  • documentation.
  • Reviewing and helping to craft white papers, competitive intel, blogs, etc.
  • Assist the engineering staff with design and architecture documentation.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, organize, write, and edit proposal content, operational procedures, and manuals.
  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and documentation requirements.
  • Determine the needs of end users of technical documentation.
  • Produce high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards.
  • Research, develop, and document technical designs and content.
  • Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation.
  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content.
  • Define documentation pipeline, including tools for editing, maintaining, and publishing all content in appropriate formats.
  • Manage updates and revisions to technical literature.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven working experience in technical writing.
  • Experience documenting end-user software tools, applications, APIs, and overall systems for a very technical user.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences.
  • Experience with standard tools used in documentation process.
  • Understanding of the software development life cycle.
  • Skilled at prioritization.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with distributed computing concepts.
  • Experience/understanding of basic machine learning systems.
  • BA/BS degree preferred.
  • 5+ yrs experience preferred.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Fullstack Developer

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) represents the Volkswagen Group in applied research and development. Our mission is to develop innovations and technologies for future generations of cars, and to transfer technologies from many industries and research institutions into the automotive domain.

This position will be responsible for creating cutting edge software infrastructure to bring new connected functionality and interfaces to the automotive market. The role will include architecture and algorithm design to create connected in-vehicle applications.

The position will develop prototype implementations and interfaces to enable future connected vehicle applications, potentially developing system requirements and specifications that will influence future production systems.

Responsibilities

  • Investigate and develop technical concepts and solutions for new generation of services linking vehicles to the cloud and mobile devices.
  • Develop flexible, performant, and polished web content, utilizing latest development paradigms while collaborating closely with UX/UI designers.
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining network services and distributed systems, with particular attention to RESTful interfaces, microservice architectures, and potential for scalability.
  • Out-of-the-box thinking by adding to the existing connected vehicle ecosystem.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience with developing web front-ends focusing on modular and maintainable systems with high performance.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining RESTful services.
  • Experience with optimal integration of internal/proprietary, third party, and open source technologies to solve complex problems in a customer-centric manner.
  • Proficiency in Linux.
  • Familiar with key development and collaboration tools (git, Jira, Confluence etc.).
  • Familiar with the design & analysis of computer algorithms and data structures.
  • Advanced knowledge of networking and distributed systems.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with common back-end frameworks such as Spring, Play, etc. and associated software development paradigms.
  • Experience with common front-end frameworks and technologies such as AngularJS, React, HTML5, CSS3 (and CSS preprocessors), responsive design, etc. and associated software development paradigms.
  • Basic knowledge of SQL/ORM as well as NoSQL principles and practices.
  • Familiar with development and deployment on cloud systems such as AWS (using DynamoDB, ElastiCache, etc.).
  • Experience in implementing microservices and back-end architectures in highly modular deployments.
  • Experience managing streaming and heavyweight data in an efficient and scalable way.
  • Experience in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Familiarity with mobile development on Android and iOS.
  • 5+ yrs experience preferred.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Backend Fullstack Developer

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) represents the Volkswagen Group in applied research and development. Our mission is to develop innovations and technologies for future generations of cars, and to transfer technologies from many industries and research institutions into the automotive domain.

This position will be responsible for creating cutting edge software infrastructure to bring new connected functionality and interfaces to the automotive market. The role will include architecture and algorithm design to create connected in-vehicle applications.

The position will develop prototype implementations and interfaces to enable future connected vehicle applications, potentially developing system requirements and specifications that will influence future production systems.

Responsibilities

  • Investigate and develop technical concepts and solutions for new generation of services linking vehicles to the cloud.
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining network services and distributed systems, with particular attention to RESTful interfaces, microservice architectures, and potential for scalability.
  • Out-of-the-box thinking by adding to the existing infotainment ecosystem.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining RESTful services.
  • Experience with common back-end frameworks such as Spring, Play, etc. and associated software development paradigms.
  • Basic knowledge of SQL/ORM as well as NoSQL principles and practices.
  • Familiar with development and deployment on cloud systems such as AWS (using DynamoDB, ElastiCache, etc.).
  • Experience with optimal integration of internal/proprietary, third party, and open source technologies to solve complex problems in a customer-centric manner.
  • Proficiency in Linux.
  • Familiarity with development tools (git, Jira, Confluence etc.).
  • Familiar with the design & analysis of computer algorithms and data structures.
  • Advanced knowledge of networking and distributed systems.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with developing web front-ends focusing on modular and maintainable systems with high performance.
  • Experience with common front-end frameworks and technologies such as AngularJS, React, HTML5, CSS3 (and CSS preprocessors), JQuery, responsive design, etc. and associated software development paradigms.
  • Experience in implementing microservices and back-end architectures in highly modular deployments.
  • Experience in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Familiarity with mobile development on Android and iOS.
  • 5+ yrs experience.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Senior mobile developer

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) represents the Volkswagen Group in applied research and development. Our mission is to develop innovations and technologies for future generations of cars, and to transfer technologies from many industries and research institutions into the automotive domain.

This position will be responsible for creating cutting edge mobile application software to bring new connected functionality and interfaces to the automotive market. The role will also include architecture and algorithm design to create mobile and embedded systems that work with internal and 3rd party ecosystems oriented toward creating the best possible customer
experiences.

The position will evolve prototype implementations and interfaces to enable future applications
to power new mobility scenarios, potentially developing system requirements and specifications
that will influence future production systems.

Responsibilities

  • Investigate and develop technical concepts and solutions for a new generation of experiences based on state-of-the art mobile development methodologies.
  • Design, develop, and maintain mobile applications and related systems to best represent project goals while targeting re-usability and transferability of the technologies created.
  • Out-of-the-box thinking by adding to the existing automotive software ecosystem.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Android Development:
    • Mobile application development experience on Android, including shipping applications in the Google Play Store, ideally to a large user-base.
    • Deep knowledge of Android development tools and paradigms, including Android Studio, Gradle, user interface layout, fragment usage, intents, services, and general lifecycle management.
    • Strong skills developing with Java, including familiarity with new language features, knowledge of object-oriented design patterns, and how to most optimally apply Java in Android environments.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Android platform SDKs as well as commonly applied 3rd party
      and open source libraries.
  • Experience creating clients for REST APIs and understanding of best-practices for interacting with remote services. This includes familiarity with handling JSON data.
  • A general end-to-end understanding of modern connected application architectures and implementations, including issues that arise in backends and embedded contexts, especially focusing on robustness and performance of the holistic system.
  • Experience supporting application designers, and providing a productive pipeline for content creators from early design phases through integration of production assets and interactions.
  • Experience with evaluation and integration of internal, third party, and open source technologies to solve complex problems in a customer-centric manner.
  • Familiarity with common development tools (git, GNU Make, Jira, Confluence, etc.) and working with common development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, etc.).
  • Familiarity with the design & analysis of computer algorithms and data structures.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Android Development:
    • An understanding of and experience with customizing Android system images.
    • Familiarity with Android Auto app development and the Android Automotive environment and associated APIs.
    • Experience with Android development using Kotlin, including interoperability with existing Android Java code.
  • iOS Development:
    • Familiarity with tools and paradigms for iOS application development, including Xcode, Swift and Objective-C.
    • Experience with creating and maintaining user interfaces, both through code and through storyboards.
    • Familiarity with iOS lifecycle, background processing categories, and GCD mechanisms/quirks.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of iOS platform SDKs.
  • Knowledge of user interface and user experience design best-practices and an ability to work and communicate with designers in their preferred styles.
  • Experience with developing web front-ends focusing on modular and maintainable systems with high performance.
  • Experience in implementing REST services including microservices and back-end architectures in highly modular deployments.
  • Experience in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of networking and distributed systems.
  • Experience 5+ years

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Data scientist

The Data Scientist will implement algorithms and solutions for our Big Data, Connected Car and Internet of Things initiatives and help rolling them out in key markets, starting in Germany and the US. Besides that he/she will work on local AoA Big Data initiatives in very close collaboration with CODE. He/She will design experiments, processes and models to produce evidence for a prioritized backlog of hypotheses and help to clarify the objectives to the development team directly. This position will drive prioritization of specific digital product and feature development according to the relative value to the business upon delivery.

The CODE team is partnering with Audi's business leadership in unprecedented ways to deliver the best possible digital experiences for our customers and the best possible advantage in exceeding the overall objectives of the brand. In addition, we are building the strongest ever collaborative partnership with Audi AG in unifying our solutions, processes and digital systems.

The Data Scientist will be responsible for the design and build of world class high-volume real-time data processing, analytic, machine learning and AI on big data platforms. He/She will research, develop, optimize, and innovate frameworks and patterns for enterprise scale data analysis and computations as part of our Big Data, Connected Car and Internet of Things initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Work as an integrated member of the technology team and drive cross functional international Big Data initiatives from beginning to end: build relationships with partner teams and stakeholders in Germany and the US, collect, structure, and analyze data, distill and present key insights in support of decision making. Identify strategies and methodologies to measure outcomes of feature and product development.
  • Design and Build world class high-volume real-time data processing frameworks and advanced analytics on big data platforms.
  • Create hypotheses, design experiments and test feasibility of proposed business objectives.
  • Experiment with new algorithms and analytical approaches and report on the impact to model performance.
  • Develop quantitative models that include forecasting, predicting, clustering, modeling and dimensionality reduction.
  • Know how to obtain & manage a sufficient set of usable data from multiple sources, including manipulating noisy and irregular data to produce clean datasets.
  • Influence development teams to implement on a flexible analytical platform.
  • Passionate about asking questions & using data to supply answers.
  • Research, develop, optimize, and innovate frameworks, tools and patterns for enterprise scale data analysis and computations as part of our Big Data, Connected Car and Internet of Things initiatives.
  • Present technology solutions to senior leadership in Germany and the US in verbal, visual, and written media and influence architecture decisions that will lead the transformation of our Connected Car analytics platform and IT overall.
  • 3+ years of hands-on implementation experience working with a combination of the following technologies: Storm and Spark streaming, Kafka, Spark advanced analytics, NoSQL data warehouses such as Hbase and Cassandra, data processing frameworks like Apache Nifi, Talend, Spring XD. Advanced programming skills in Python and R.
  • Research the tool market, follow new research streams and build partnerships with start-ups, universities and local communities.
  • The position requires international traveling (Germany) 3-4 times per year.

Required Skills and Experience

  • B.S. or higher in Applied Math, Statistics, Computer Science or related fields.
  • Several years-experience preferred in predictive, optimization, and simulation models using structured and unstructured data.
  • Background in statistical, mathematical, and operations research modeling.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem solving ability.
  • Solid understanding of statistical modeling, predictive analysis, machine learning, and data mining.
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.
  • 4+ years’ programming/scripting languages Java and Scala, python, R, Pig.
  • 2+ years of experience of developing solutions in cloud environments (Azure, AWS etc) with focus on analytics stack.
  • 2+ years of experience in big data streaming frameworks, data processing and real-time ingestion patterns.
  • Experience working with and evaluating open source technologies and demonstrated ability to make objective choices.
  • Experience with Visualization Tools such as Tableau.
  • Experience with more than one data streaming technologies.
  • Understanding of Machine Learning skills (like Apache Mahout, Spark MLib.
  • Ability to work in an agile, multi skill team of top talents.

This position is a long-term contract.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Senior mobile engineer - iOS

This team is partnering with Audi’s business leadership in unprecedented ways to deliver the best possible digital experiences for our customers and the best possible advantage in exceeding the overall objectives of the brand. In addition, we are building the strongest ever collaborative partnership with Audi AG in unifying our solutions, processes and digital systems.

The Technical Architect will play a primary role, along with the lead Technical Solutions Architect, in the ownership and planning for Audi of America's digital platform and pipeline driven by a process of Continuous Delivery, leveraging the latest open source standards and development methodologies. This role also provides a high level of expertise around Product Data, services and systems.

Responsibilities

  • Audi iOS Development Specialist – Pragmatic architecture and lead mobile engineering – Swift, Obj-C.
  • Expert Input to use and development of VW Group and Audi of America Mobile Application Development Platform.
  • Work as part of an accomplished team of software engineers building prototypes, applications and experiences for Audi out of our new SF Office.
  • Build solutions that integrate seamlessly with brand products and experiences.
  • Evangelize the use of Chef and the latest automation frameworks and tools.
  • Take part in brainstorming sessions, hack-a-thons, sprint planning meetings and retrospectives.
  • Commit changes continuously leveraging test-driven techniques in development (BDD/TDD).
  • Apply experience, technical knowledge and innovative techniques to resolve complex Operations challenges.
  • Provide guidance and mentor-ship to more junior developers.

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 3 or more years developing mobile applications. 
  • Expertise in Objective-C, Swift, Core Services, Media and Cocoa Touch frameworks, developer tools (Xcode 4+) and workflows
  • iOS design patterns and coding conventions as well as Apple’s official guidelines. 
  • Strong opinions with regard to best practices for mobile application developers
  • Pertinent experience with JavaScript and JS frameworks
  • Experience with integration to REST and SOAP web services. 
  • Experience with CLI and Open Source software tools.
  • Knowledge around continuous and automated deployments of mobile solutions. 
  • Experience in security of data on devices and in transit. 
  • Experience technically mentoring and/or leading other engineers a plus.  
  • Experience in Python, Java or others a huge plus.
  • Some experience with agile development methodologies.
  • Strong knowledge of automated deployment pipelines for mobile a huge plus 

This position is a long-term contract.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


HR COORDINATOR

This position coordinates/facilitates HR programs and processes, such as: staffing and employment, SAP employee data maintenance (including new hires and terminations), health and other benefits enrollments and changes, payroll changes and issues, assisting employees on questions and problems pertaining to HR policies and benefits, and providing administrative support for the HR Manager and HR staff.

Responsibilities

  • Provides staffing assistance: Schedules interviews.
  • Acts as the Candidate Experience Ambassador for the Silicon Valley Campus for VWGoA and represents the company and the location organizations well.
  • Provides back-up to HR staff as needed.
  • Point of contact for candidates and new hires Q & A’s. 
  • Provides full and individualized benefit overviews/orientations to all new employees to ensure their understanding of key benefits and the decisions and time-lines they need to follow. 
  • Supports local recruiting efforts. 
  • SAP - ensures timely and accurate data maintenance on HRIS system through communication with centralized corporate resource. 
  • Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of personnel data that drives payroll, benefits, and other transactions. 
  • Initiates, collects, and reviews for accuracy and completeness personnel-related data to affect the documentation of new hires, employee insurance enrollments and changes, transfers, resignations, terminations, and related personnel actions. 
  • Obtains and provides SAP reports as requested by managers. 
  • Benefits Administration - provides service and assistance to employees and managers. Answer employee questions and provides information pertaining to all areas of employee benefits including payroll. Escalates appropriately to corporate Benefits team.
  • Counsels employees, answers questions, and follows up with corporate payroll and service providers to help resolve issues. 
  • Oversees the applicable leave return forms of absence and disability process. Communicates leave of absence process to individual employees including FMLA and salary protection benefits. 
  • Notify supervisors of FMLA status. Provide instruction to supervisors on FMLA/OFLA tracking requirements. 
  • Employee Relations-Acts as a point of contact for general employee questions, problems, and concerns. Notifies Senior HR Consultant of issues that require intervention or attention. 
  • Serves as a key contact alongside HR Consultant for policy dissemination, providing maximum consistency and continuity with corporate HR.
  • Accounts Payable - for recruiting fee invoices flowing through HR. Reviews invoices to determine correct accounts to charge. Process requests, obtain approval, forward for payment. 
  • Filing. Administrative support-Provides HR administrative support. 
  • Prepares reports

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in Human Resources.
  • Education: High School Diploma-required. Bachelor’s preferred.  
  • Knowledge of typical HR policies and practices. 
  • Good knowledge of insurance program basics.  
  • Communication skills: professional level written, verbal, and presentation. 
  • Problem solving skills. 
  • Computer savvy; PC literate, specifically: Microsoft Office.  
  • Ability to travel for training and other HR related purposes.  
  • Approachable, friendly, easy to work with. 
  • High service-orientated: anticipation of needs, diplomacy, patience. 
  • Integration: joining people, processes, systems. 
  • Ability juggle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. 
  • Analytical skills. 
  • Conceptual thinking skills. 
  • Influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Resource management.

Pluses

  • HR certification: SHRM, PHR.
  • Recruiting administration
  • Flexibility with hours.

This position is a long-term contract.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Senior Systems Engineer

This role will be involved primarily in development and pre-development projects at the lab. You will come up with product requirements which involves a lot of driving to come up with requirements for self-driving car algorithms. You’ll work with teams of engineers to come up with system and module requirements and manage the execution of these projects. You could also be responsible for testing and managing the logistics for your project.

This is not a rote 9-5 job. While we value work life balance we expect you to be passionate about technology and have tons of ideas. You’ll jump at the chance to come up with the agenda, get people aligned and drive projects to completion.

Responsibilities

  • Develop requirements for North America specific driver assistance systems functions
  • Design test procedures and organize test drives throughout US and Canada.
  • Analyze test results, determine root cause, and report bugs in a timely manner in the proper format.
  • Establish milestones, monitor progress and report status regularly and accurately.
  • Create and maintain supporting documents and presentations as necessary.
  • Identify new features for future vehicle models and conduct competitor benchmarks.
  • Manage logistics that include (but are not limited to) vehicle transport, hardware shipment, travel etc.
  • Other ERL activities including exploration of new innovations and capture of intellectual property.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong programming skills, strong IT background.
  • Product Definition
    • Comfortable forming and articulating the big picture on where an industry is headed and creating product roadmaps.
    • Prior experience defining a highly technical product as a systems engineer or equivalent.
    • Prior experience with V-model Systems engineering.
    • Experience gathering and organizing requirements and writing functional specifications.
    • Adept at diving deep into the weeds with engineers while keeping the product vision in mind.
    • Ability to plan/review architectures, technical designs, test strategies, test cases etc. 
  • Project Management
    • Experience running multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Usual PM stuff - manage timelines, budgets, resource planning, risk etc.
  • Technical Depth
    • Prior experience with robotics, unmanned systems, control systems, or camera/sensor based perception.
    • Be highly technical. Familiarity with data structures and algorithms, machine learning and math are required.
  • Leadership
    • Capable of leading by influence, not authority.
    • Capable of getting people across levels of an organization aligned behind a common vision.
    • Effective public speaker – comfortable presenting complex technical information in front of technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization.
    • Experience presenting to the press, government officials etc.
  • Experience with processing large amounts of data on clusters in the cloud, GPU clusters etc.
  • Experience in a regulated industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical devices etc.
  • 8+ years in machine learning, 2+ years in deep learning.

Education

  • Required: BSc Computer Science
  • Desired: MSc, PhD

Work Flexibility

  • Up to 25% time travel throughout US and Canada
  • Up to 2 trips to Germany per year
  • Required: US Driver’s license with no more than 2 violation points and no DUI conviction

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Navigation Systems Engineer

This open position is part of a team that focuses on the series development support of electronic/electronic systems with particular relevance to the US and Canadian markets. People most suited for this position are able to derive technical systems from market-driven ideas, assertively work with suppliers building trust and finding common ground solutions, and work well in a multi-disciplined environment.

Travel is estimated to be 15-20%

Responsibilities

  • Navigation function test engineer for future Audi brand infotainment platforms
  • Regular Interaction with international partners (internal and external)
  • Partner with VW Group development department for test, launch and series support of electronic car systems
  • Work with suppliers of automobile and testing electronics hardware and software
  • Advocate product improvement ideas
  • Identify and highlight to stakeholders new technology/trends that would advance the field
  • System and concept validation,
  • Create and update test procedures, plans, and routes in order to efficiently perform laboratory and test drives with a focus on North American market specifications
  • Test execution and coordination. Lab and field tests
  • Communicate test contents and results to VW Group using advanced equipment and standardized systems for error reporting, prepare regular project status reports
  • Establish and maintain an error reporting database, be aware of objective quality results and strive to improve future infotainment products
  • Error and Bug-Fix verification
  • Electronics test base in US for VW Group
  • Ensure functionality of test setups (systems and vehicles), maintain and operate infotainment test-bench systems
  • Prepare vehicles for test drives
  • Build-up, package, and integrate new prototypes into cars
  • System and error analysis
  • Pre-analyze system behavior in error situations
  • Derive reproducibility of system malfunction
  • Cluster and categorize error patterns
  • Use testing, logging and analysis tools

Required Skills and Experience

  • Automotive electronics knowledge (2-5years exp.)
  • Navigation function test experience (1-3years) either with OEM or Tier 1 supplier
  • Embedded and integrated automotive systems, system level thinking
  • Knowledge of automotive Navigation systems including routing, map database/handling, POI’s, HMI
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Motivated team player, with positive attitude and strong work ethic

This position is a long-term contract.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Speech recognition testing

This open position is part of a team that focuses on the series development support of electronic/electronic systems with particular relevance to the US and Canadian markets. People most suited for this position are able to derive technical systems from market-driven ideas, assertively work with suppliers building trust and finding common ground solutions, and work well in a multi-disciplined environment.

Travel is estimated to be 15-20%

Responsibilities

  • System and concept validation.
  • Create and update test procedures and plans in order to efficiently perform laboratory and test drives with a focus on North American market specifications.
  • Test execution and coordination including both lab and field tests.
  • Communicate test contents and results to VW Group using advanced equipment and standardized systems for error reporting, prepare regular project status reports.
  • Establish and maintain an error reporting database, cross-link objective quality results to other US specific test databases.
  • Error and Bug-Fix verification.
  • Ensure actuality and function of test setups (systems and vehicles), maintain and operate infotainment test-bench systems.
  • Prepare vehicles for test drives.
  • Build-up, package, and integrate new prototypes into cars.
  • System and error analysis.
  • Pre-analyze system behavior in error situations.
  • Derive reproducibility of system malfunction.
  • Cluster and categorize error patterns.
  • Use state-of-the art testing, logging and analysis tools.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Automotive electronics knowledge (1-2years exp.)
  • Embedded and integrated automotive systems, system level thinking.
  • Knowledge of automotive SpeechDialogue Systems (SDS).
  • Onboard Speech detection, Online Speech detection.
  • Native English speaker.
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Motivated team player, with positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge/testing of Automotive information and multi-media systems including:
    • Navigation systems, GPS
    • Telephone and Bluetooth technology
    • Media
    • Radio

This position is a long-term contract.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


Telematics Test engineer

This open position is part of a team that focuses on the series development support of electronic/electronic systems with particular relevance to the US and Canadian markets. People most suited for this position are able to derive technical systems from market-driven ideas, assertively work with suppliers building trust and finding common ground solutions, and work well in a multi-disciplined environment.

Travel is estimated to be 15-20%.

Responsibilities

  • System and concept validation.
  • Create and update test procedures and plans in order to efficiently perform laboratory and test drives with a focus on North American market specifications.
  • Test execution and coordination. Lab and field tests.
  • Communicate test contents and results to VW Group using advanced equipment and standardized systems for error reporting, prepare regular project status reports.
  • Establish and maintain an error reporting database, cross-link objective quality results to other US specific test databases.
  • Error and Bug-Fix verification.
  • Electronics test base in US for VW Group.
  • Ensure actuality and function of test setups (systems and vehicles), maintain and operate infotainment test-bench systems.
  • Prepare vehicles for test drives.
  • Build-up, package, and integrate new prototypes into cars.
  • System and error analysis.
  • Pre-analyze system behavior in error situations.
  • Derive reproducibility of system malfunction.
  • Cluster and categorize error patterns.
  • Use state-of-the art testing, logging and analysis tools.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Automotive electronics knowledge (1-3years exp.).
  • Embedded and integrated automotive systems, system level thinking.
  • Knowledge of Backend “cloud” infrastructure, Mobile networks, App development.
  • Vehicle ECU coding experience and architecture including CAN and Ethernet/networking knowledge.
  • Coding experience in Linux, Apple and Windows OS environments.
  • Latest consumer electronics interests, specifically mobile phones, tablets and computers.
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Motivated team player, with positive attitude and strong work ethic.

This position is a long-term contract.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


sENIOR TECHNICAL WRITER

This open position will be responsible for partnering with engineering and product management to develop product documentation such as install / user guides, data sheets, FAQ / troubleshooting guides, slide decks, and more:

  • Working with engineering, product management and other teams to understand the product, technical ecosystem it resides within, and customers / use cases.
  • Ensuring consistency of content / messaging and look / feel within all customer documentation.
  • Reviewing and helping to craft white papers, competitive intel, blogs, etc.
  • Assist the engineering staff with design and architecture documentation.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, organize, write, and edit proposal content, operational procedures, and manuals.
  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and documentation requirements.
  • Determine the needs of end users of technical documentation.
  • Produce high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards.
  • Research, develop, and document technical designs and content.
  • Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation.
  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content.
  • Define documentation pipeline, including tools for editing, maintaining, and publishing all content in appropriate formats.
  • Manage updates and revisions to technical literature.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven working experience in technical writing.
  • Experience documenting end-user software tools, applications, APIs, and overall systems for a very technical user.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences.
  • Experience with standard tools used in documentation process.
  • Understanding of the software development life cycle.
  • Skilled at prioritization.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with distributed computing concepts.
  • Experience/understanding of basic machine learning systems.
  • BA/BS degree preferred.
  • 5+ yrs experience preferred.

This position is a long-term contract.

For more information, you can contact us at erl-careers@vw.com


 

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