Development Engineer, Telematics Testing and Validation

Long Beach, CA /
US Experience – Digital Vehicle Integration (4105) /
/ 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.

Our MBRDNA Long Beach, CA office is looking for a Development Engineer Telematics, Testing and Validation to ensure the highest quality standards of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles during the development cycle, with the focus on the infotainment and telematics systems. The testing roles and responsibilities are in the area of system integration, onboard testing of the feature rollout plan (FROP) as well as E2E off-board 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 onboard telematics features (UI/UX, Navigation, Tuner, Media,…) as well as off-board Mercedes me connect platform/feature integration (Remote commands, App testing, Streaming services,…).

The candidate will be involved in reading the specifications, plan the test scope, define and update test cases, execute FROP test cases and define an individual testing strategy for exploratory testing. 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, domestic travel is required in some cases.

The candidate 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.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Act as the system integration testing expert responsible for one of the onboard/off-board telematics feature cluster and works closely with the project managers in our office in Long Beach, CA to support multiple Telematics projects in parallel
    • Provide technical support to the organization by testing, verification, and validation of telematics components
    • 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 events, as well as independently plan and execute verification retest for fixed defect tickets
    • 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 your testing
    • Ability to communicate effectively within the team, solve problems in the area of responsibility, 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 other employees
    • Continually build on self-knowledge through learning on the job
    • Strong working knowledge of Bluetooth, Voice Recognition and Apple Carplay/Android Auto testing/certification

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field of study
    • First 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, vehicle architectures and testing methodologies
    • Detail oriented and ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision
    • Valid Driver’s License and Current Passport
    • Ability to operate a Vehicle both on local roads and highways as needed for dynamic testing
    • Frequent use of speech, vision, hearing, use of hands for computer use and presentations
    • Frequent sitting, standing and reaching with hands
    • Driving is required for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

    • R&D Engineering experience with focus on vehicles, aerospace or similar
    • Working knowledge of Telematics / Connected services / Infotainment
    • Language skills in Spanish, French, and/or German are a plus
    • ISTQB Certified Tester or similar qualification is a plus
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: $99,100-$124,000.


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 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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