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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. Comprised of nine teams, the ERL 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. We are passionate about next generation products. It’s forward-thinking, futuristic and definitely on the cutting edge of technology. In the past 20 years we’ve not only been influencing one of the largest car makers, but also the lives of millions of people. Are you ready to join us?



Connected car engineer - porsche team

(Long-term, multi-year contract)

In this position, you would become part of a dynamic 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. Is this you?

Travel is estimated to be 15-20%

Responsibilities

  • You excel at engaging with our international partners

  • We want someone with the ability to partner with VW Group development department for test, launch and series support of electronic car systems

  • Ideally, you love cars and have worked with automotive and OEM suppliers of automobile and testing electronics hardware and software

  • You can eloquently express and advocate product improvement ideas

  • You love identifying and highlighting new technology/trends that would advance the field to our various partners

  • You enjoy creating and updating test procedures, plans, and routes in order to effectively perform laboratory and test drives with a focus on North American market specifications

  • You are responsible for test execution and coordination along with lab and field tests

  • You possess a strong communication style and can share test contents and results to VW Group using advanced equipment and standardized systems for error reporting and prepare well-crafted project status reports

  • Establish and maintain an error reporting database, be aware of objective quality results and deliver to state of the art future infotainment products

  • You thrive at discovering errors and identifying bug-fix verification

  • You confidently ensure functionality of test setups (systems and vehicles) and can maintain and operate infotainment test-bench systems

  • Prepare vehicles for test drives and participate in test drives in a variety of brands

  • We are looking for someone who can build-up, package, and integrate new prototypes into cars

Required Skills and Experience

  • You possesses automotive electronics knowledge and have 4-5 years of experience along with 3 or more years' experience with an OEM or Tier 1 supplier

  • Possess prior experience with embedded and integrated automotive systems and has developed system-level thinking

  • You have strong knowledge of automotive Infotainment systems and a strong ability to interpret technical specifications

  • You possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, social and interpersonal skills

  • You are a motivated team player, with positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • You have proven expertise in developing SDS functions

  • You must be able to readily distinguish between recognition, low confidence & incorrect speech mapping in software

  • You know all about QXDM for Phone module tracing

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (BSCS preferred)

For more information, you can contact us at Coleen.Kane@vw.com


Infotainment engineer

(Long-term, multi-year contract)

In this position, you would become part of a dynamic 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. Is this you?

Travel is estimated to be 15-20%

Responsibilities

  • You excel at engaging with our international partners

  • We want someone with the ability to partner with VW Group development department for validation, launch and series support of electronic car systems

  • Ideally, you love cars and have worked with automotive and OEM suppliers of automobile and validating/testing electronics hardware and software

  • You can eloquently express and advocate product improvement ideas

  • You love identifying and highlighting new technology/trends that would advance the field to our various partners

  • You enjoy creating and updating validation and test procedures, plans, and routes in order to effectively perform laboratory and test drives with a focus on North American market specifications

  • You are responsible for test and validation execution and coordination along with lab and field tests

  • You possess a strong communication style and can share test contents and results to VW Group using advanced equipment and standardized systems for error reporting and prepare well-crafted project status reports

  • Establish and maintain an error reporting database, be aware of objective quality results and deliver to state of the art future infotainment products

  • You thrive at discovering errors and identifying bug-fix verification

  • You confidently ensure functionality of test setups (systems and vehicles) and can maintain and operate infotainment test-bench systems

  • Prepare vehicles for test drives and participate in test drives in a variety of brands

  • We are looking for someone who can or build-up, package, and integrate new prototypes into cars

Required Skills and Experience

  • You possess automotive electronics knowledge and have 4-5 years of experience along with 3 or more years' experience as a Infotainment Validation Engineer with an OEM or Tier 1 supplier

  • Possess prior experience with embedded and integrated automotive systems and has developed system-level thinking

  • Prior experience validating navigation functions is highly desired

  • You have strong knowledge of automotive Infotainment systems

  • Strong ability to interpret technical specifications

  • You possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, social and interpersonal skills

  • You are a motivated team player, with positive attitude and strong work ethic

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (BSCS or BSEE preferred)

For more information, you can contact us at Coleen.Kane@vw.com


Online services functional owner

(Long-term, multi-year contract)

Candidates 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-disciplinary environment.

This position is part of a team that focuses on the development of vehicle related embedded, backend, and frontend software systems with particular relevance to the US and Canadian markets.

Travel is estimated to be 25-50%

Must have a valid driver’s license without points, accidents or DUI’s.

Must be willing and able to travel to Canada and Germany

Must be able to be gone for up to two weeks at a time

Responsibilities

  • Conception, definition, and integration of online services E2E

  • Collection of requirements, plausibility, and risk analysis

  • Collaboration with other functional owners and stakeholders

  • Manage the specification, development, and integration of API requirements between backend systems (e.g. SOAP, REST, HTML, MQTT)

  • Issue analysis and lifecycle management

  • Risk management

  • Planning of online services lifecycles, including post-SOP support

  • Contribute to the management of variant, quality, and change management

  • Integration of service packages in vehicle projects and securing the deployment in production environment

  • Interaction with local and remote suppliers

  • Synchronization of US development activities with internal and external stakeholders

  • Reporting of status and progress to internal and external stakeholders

Required Skills and Experience

  • 4-7 years of experience working with development teams, preferably in telematics/online services projects

  • Proven ability to take business/marketing concepts or user stories and translate them to detailed engineering specifications

  • Defines and tracks work packages for function related components

  • Systems/software engineering background

  • Relevant experience working with end-to-end/cloud-based teams and their applications

  • System-level thinking

  • Understanding of cloud-based technologies and communication protocols (MQTT, HTTP)

  • Requirements analysis, definition, and implementation

  • Experience working on projects involving integration of E2E Systems: vehicle, backend, and frontend

  • Change management experience

  • Issue and risk management

  • Prior experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Education

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent

For more information, you can contact us at Coleen.Kane@vw.com


Senior infotainment engineer

(Long-term, multi-year contract)

This open position is part of a team that focuses on the series development support of electronic systems with a 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 supplier 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 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

  • Cluster and categorize error patterns

  • Use testing, logging and analysis tools

Required Skills and Experience

  • 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 communications skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Motivated team player, with positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • Experience 5+ years

  • Automotive electronics knowledge (4-5 years exp.)

  • Navigation functions test experience (3 years) either with OEM or Tier 1 supplier

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (BSCS preferred)

For more information, you can contact us at Coleen.Kane@vw.com


Senior Telematics Test Engineer

(Long term, multi-year contract)

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

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/electrical engineering or equivalent

  • Master's degree or PhD is preferred

For more information, you can contact us at Coleen.Kane@vw.com

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