Engineering Intern, Middleware

Sunnyvale, CA
Autonomous Driving – Autonomous Projects (4082) /
Intern /
Process scheduling as well as inter process communication are essential parts of an autonomous driving system. As leader in autonomous driving systems, Mercedes-Benz is on the forefront in the area. In the middleware team, the role will support and drive algorithmic and software development of offline tools to leverage our platform for level L2-L4 autonomous vehicles. Depending on the candidate’s strengths the internship can focus on different topics: front-end (software system parsing), back-end (web UI) or contributing to the static scheduling algorithms in distributed systems.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Developing high-quality source code (C++) by applying best-practice software engineering methods, including code reviews, design guidelines, refactoring, unit and regression testing
    • Testing and integration of the product offline
    • Collaborating with our stakeholders and development partners
    • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software with a measurable customer value
    • Potentially writing patents and scientific papers and engaging with the scientific community
    • Present and demonstrate research topics to Daimler internal group

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Physics or related fields
    • Advanced coding skills in C++ (at least starting at C++11)
    • Advanced knowledge in general software engineering (git, Linux, build systems, design patterns, automated testing, debugging)
    • Experience with C++ in real-time systems (memory management, deterministic algorithm design)
    • Experience scripting languages (e. g. Python, shell script)
    • Solid mathematical understanding
    • Experience with agile software development methods
    • Good communication skills, ability to formulate thoughts and ideas precisely in verbal and written form
    • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with changing boundary conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with React.js or Rust would be a plus
    • Experience with graph theory
    • Experience with static scheduling
    • Experience with real-time programming of embedded platforms and their operating systems
    • Curious, self-motivated, and excited about solving open-ended challenges at Mercedes-Benz
•Sick Time

Additional Information:
The current hourly rate for this position is as follows and may be modified in the future: $28 (Undergraduate Students)/$32 (Graduate Students)