Embedded Customer Engineer


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Location: Budapest, Hungary

Embedded Customer Engineer

Job Summary

Our Drive-by-Wire (DBW) team is a small one, but with a key role: they develop and maintain the hardware/software solution to enable automated driving technology on our test vehicle fleet, and to integrate the ADAS vehicle platforms of our customers. This results in a quite self-organized and wide range of jobs in the scope of the respective customer project, for every member of the team. One day you may create a harness documentation for the HIL bench, the next day you are a software architect thinking on how to refactor the malfunction handling to accommodate both the internal aiDrive function and the external customer requirements, or you are out on the track with a test driver to validate the newest emergency brake features.

As Embedded Customer Engineer, your main responsibility will be the technical realization of the customer needs, from the customer communication to function implementation:

  • negotiating requirements and progress with the customers
  • make technical decisions in the customer project, plan functions and architecture if necessary (with the support of the team and the team lead)
  • discussing the customer requirements and implementation plan with the team lead and PMs
  • plan the team resources for the customer project (in collaboration with the team lead)
  • lead and track the implementation (yes, you will code too!).

When the customer project load is low, you will lead the development of internal aiDrive-related DBW functions and goals.

Key Qualifications

  • You are comfortable working with a given framework and circumstances, but you constantly feel the need to improve it, and you are able to fight for your own ideas if you feel they are worthy
  • During customer communication or just when somebody asks you to do a task, you can usually see behind their bare requirements and you find yourself helping them to reach a better solution, relying on the expertise of your own or the team
  • You can identify yourself with the clients' overall goals and intentions, even in the light of uncomfortable decisions
  • When your superior hands you a task already broken down to the smallest implementation detail, you stare with squinting eyes, thinking "this is not the droid you are looking for", because when solving problems, you prefer to have your own engineering freedom from start to finish to reach the best possible solution for the problem - both from a technical and a timing perspective
  • You know that proactivity and independent work is valuable, but you can achieve even more with the team around you
  • When you are faced with a new, unknown problem, you ask around, write emails, speak with colleagues, gather info, resolve conflicting interests if necessary, to come up with a plan that you can proudly own
  • You remain composed and focused under time pressure, you know that this is a natural part of the job and the world's not going to end tomorrow
  • You are very experienced in C and with embedded systems
  • You've built or have seen several software architectures/frameworks on your own to have an idea of what's working
  • You are comfortable with speaking and writing in English

Considered as a Plus

  • Tech lead / function owner / own project or a more serious hobby project experience
  • Some experience in an automotive environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • C++ experience
  • Git, toolchains, CMake, bash, JIRA, Gerrit, … you know the drill

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to solve difficult problems with immediate real-world applications
  • Competitive salary, share option and fitness opportunities
  • Free lunch every workday at one of the best all you can eat restaurants in Budapest
  • Work on the hottest applied research problem at one of the fastest growing startup in Europe
  • Develop solutions that reach the largest car manufacturers and their suppliers in the US, Europe and Asia
  • Test your solution in realistic simulated scenarios and a fleet of test vehicles across multiple vehicle platforms
  • Submit patents of new solutions
  • We believe: people over process, we are keen to maintain a work-life balance

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