Development Engineer, Testing and Validation - MBUX

Long Beach, CA /
Product Compliance – Electronic Systems Testing (4054) /
Full-time
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 Redford, 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.

Our MBRDNA Long Beach office is looking for a Development Engineer, Testing and Validation to ensure the highest quality standards of our Mercedes Benz vehicles during the development cycle, with the focus in the infotainment and telematics systems. The testing roles and responsibilities are divided between development testing, system integration, testing of the FROP and overall E2E testing from a customer’s point of view. Be a part of our testing team during the development of the next generation of the MBUX system with the test focus in Bluetooth/Media, Remote UI (Apple Car Play / Android Auto) and UI Speech Dialog System “Hey Mercedes” related topics.
The candidate will focus on understanding and discussing system specifications with our Mercedes-Benz AG headquarters, create risk mitigation strategies, writing test cases, plan test cycles, execute test cases and write test documentations. The testing will be conducted with prototype vehicles as well as in our test laboratory on test benches and the focus will be Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The majority of testing locations are in the Southern California area however national and international travel is required.
The person should also constantly re-evaluate the priorities based on the customer feedback, market changes and business priorities as per ISO-9001 standards. This position provides a comfortable work environment where people enjoy working together, and where hard work will always be appreciated and acknowledged.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Acts as the market function owner for Bluetooth & Remote UI topics and works closely with the test managers in our office in Long Beach, CA to support multiple Telematics projects
    • Provide technical support to the Telematics Test House by supporting the testing, verification, and validation of telematics components, more specifically MBUX voice control/recognition, text-to-speech, user interface/experience testing, Bluetooth and media testing and delivering feedback to various development teams, including Mercedes Benz RD, MBRDNA, and suppliers/business partners
    • Resolving technical problems, discover and report defects, support documentation and traces, and promptly communicate technical and quality related issues obtained from the testing, validation and verification process
    • Regularly participate in scheduled test drives, as well as independently plan and execute Development and Ad-Hoc testing events
    • Develop and strengthen helpful and trustful working relationships with Mercedes RD
    • Ensure testing procedures, test cases, testing environments, special tools, and diagnostic equipment are maintained and configured/revised accordingly with requirements from RD
    • Generate reports related to the progress of the project
    • Ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, be a creative thinker and work as a team in a multi-project environment
    • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees
    • Continually build on self-knowledge through learning on the job, training when offered and other development opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering consider; Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field of study
    • Experience in the development or validation of embedded systems in the automotive or consumer electronics industries, or similar experience
    • Ability to understand software and hardware requirements and vehicle architectures
    • Detail oriented and ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision
    • Valid Driver’s License and Current Passport

Preferred Qualifications:

    • R&D Engineering experience with focus on vehicles or aerospace Working knowledge of Apple CarPlay certification testing/process
    • Language skills in Spanish or French are a plus ISTQB Certified Tester or similar qualification
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. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k savings plan, tuition and fitness reimbursement programs and much more.  We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.
 
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.

Thank you for your interest in Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. Please be aware the impact of COVID-19 could increase the amount of time it takes our HR and Hiring Team to process your application. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our employees and candidates. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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