Senior Software Engineer - Autonomous Driving Systems

Sunnyvale, CA
Autonomous Driving – Autonomous Projects (4082) /
Full-time /
On-site
Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Farmington Hills, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

The MBRDNA middleware team is looking for motivated and passionate engineers to help bring our autonomous driving system to the market. We believe that autonomous vehicles will revolutionize future mobility and we want to actively shape that future.
As a leader in autonomous driving systems, Mercedes-Benz is on the forefront of developing software for safe real-time systems. This role will support the middleware team in developing functionally safe middleware for our next generation autonomous-driving products.

The focus is on general software engineering. Background in programming for heterogeneous computing systems or scheduling algorithms, and build systems are of course a plus. In this role, you will be on the front-line of an interdisciplinary team of engineers who make autonomous driving a reality. 

Job Responsibilities:

    • Developing high-quality source code by applying best-practice software engineering methods, including code reviews, design guidelines, refactoring, unit, and regression testing
    • Developing robust and memory efficient real-time algorithms and their integration on embedded platforms into autonomous vehicles
    • Testing and integration of the product offline
    • Work in an agile/scrum environment to deliver high quality software with a measurable customer value
    • Collaborating with other teams in an international setting and transferring knowledge gained on advanced technology
    • Collaborating and negotiating with our international stakeholders
    • Mentoring and supervising interns and colleagues with less experience
    • Potentially writing patents and scientific papers and engaging with the scientific community
    • Some international travel might be required

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Physics, or related fields
    • Advanced programming skills in C++ (at least C++-17) Advanced, efficient, and real-time capable C++ control flow and data structures
    • Advanced knowledge in general software engineering (code design, patterns, git, Linux, build systems)
    • Performance analysis
    • Ability to write high-quality code which will run in a safety-critical environment
    • Solid mathematical understanding
    • Valid US Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Rust programming language
    • Experience with CUDA, OpenCL or SYCL programming languages
    • Experience with a Middleware (e.g. ROS, DDS, static scheduling algorithms)
    • Experience with safety-critical software systems
    • Background in ML would be a plus
    • Experience with autonomous systems
    • Experience with automotive software standards (e. g. ASPICE, MISRA, AUTOSAR)
    • 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
The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on a wide range of factors, including, but not limited to, job-related education, skills, and experience, geographic location, and market conditions. The current salary range for this position is as follows and may be modified in the future: $135,000 - $168,800. 

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Why should you apply?
Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.

Benefits for Full-Time* Employees Include:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families
• 401(k) with employer match
• Up to 18 company-paid holidays
• Paid time off (unlimited for salaried employees), sick time, and parental leave
• Tuition assistance program
• Wellness/Fitness reimbursement programs
• Vehicle lease subsidy or company car (for eligible employees only)
* Internships & Contractors excluded from Full-Time Employee benefits


MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce. MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location.  MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.

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