Staff Software Architect

Sunnyvale, CA /
Connected & Autonomous – Experience AI Projects (4086) /
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.

The ExperienceAI group is creating next-gen AI products within the in-car MBUX platform serving a game-changing experience to millions of customers worldwide. We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled software architect to help create the next generation user and AI experience in Mercedes-Benz vehicles at our R&D headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. At this role you will have the unique opportunity to work with a group of innovative engineers creating products which helps to create a cohesive in-car and cloud experience for our customers.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Define and create a robust and flexible system and software architecture which provides a solid foundation for the creation of next-gen UX and AI products in MBUX.
    • Responsible for the definition of the core building blocks, interfaces, boundaries, components, resources and system performance.
    • Collaborate with Stakeholders, Product Owners, Architects and other interested parties to gather and analyze the product requirements.
    • Responsible to define, prioritize and maintain the architectural features and backlogs.
    • Collaborate day-to-day with a group of Embedded, Cloud, Machine Learning, Data and QA Engineers to support with architectural challenges and review the software code and implementation.
    • Define software continuous integration and deployment strategies and help implement tools and frameworks to seamlessly rollout software on embedded and cloud platforms.
    • Work with the product development teams to help define the design and coding guidelines and processes to be used in the software development.
    • Create and maintain the documentation of the architecture, ensure the proper implementation of the architectural concepts with the involved development teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelors in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields.
    • Strong experience in object-oriented software architecture and design in mobile or embedded.
    • 5+ years of experience working with Linux and C++.
    • Hands-on experience with JavaScript, Python, Qt/QML.
    • Very good knowledge about user interface software technologies, design principles, tools and embedded architecture.
    • Very good understanding of the software development life cycle under production grade requirements.
    • Passionate about great AI and user experience on products - striving for excellence in this field.
    • Strong communication and leadership skills
    • Ability to manage competing project priorities and constraints.
    • Ability and clear willingness to work in inter-cultural, inter-disciplinary teams, across multiple time zones.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with cutting-edge AI technologies and products.
    • Experience with Automotive infotainment and architecture is a big plus.
    • Valid driver’s license for California.
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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