Systems Engineer, ADAS

Gardena /
Engineering – Vehicle Systems Engineering /
/ On-site
About Harbinger
Harbinger Motors Inc. is a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle manufacturer on a mission to transform the automotive and transportation industries, bringing to market EVs developed from the ground up to address the needs of the Medium Duty vehicle industry. This broad, and to date poorly addressed, market segment includes class 4 to 7 commercial delivery vehicles, RVs and utility vehicles, among others. Leveraging a foundation of proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies, Harbinger's first-of-its-kind EV platform will bring enhancements in vehicle performance, durability and operator comfort. And importantly, Harbinger's vehicles will be priced for zero acquisition premium relative to traditional gas- and diesel-based competitors, removing one of the most tenacious barriers to EV adoption.
Harbinger's team, with operations in Southern California and Michigan, includes industry veterans with expertise in powertrain, battery, chassis and software development, along with leaders in advanced manufacturing, corporate development, operations and finance. Our team members come from leading innovators, both in and out of the automotive industry, including Tesla, Rivian, Canoo, Ford, Anduril, and SpaceX.
Founded in 2021, Harbinger is a venture-backed startup on a rapid growth trajectory, looking for candidates that thrive on tackling complex challenges and who share in our passion to bring clean transportation alternatives to a segment of the market starving for innovation.

Position Overview
Harbinger is currently seeking a passionate and highly motivated individual to join our ADAS team as our Systems Engineer.  The primary responsibility for this position will be to develop complete testable requirements at different levels. Analyze test and field data to determine performance indicators. Make effective changes for the best customer experience. Define feature requirements, safety requirements, use-cases, and the performance expectations needed to meet functionality, safety, and reliability objectives. Update functionality, review and approve change requests.


    • Development of list of vehicle features and requirements and lead system requirements based on various sources such as relevant ISO, NCAP specs while also taking into account constraints from customers
    • Root all the design proposals and requirements in first principles 
    • Designing system capabilities based on simulation results 
    • Interact with supplier for component sourcing
    • Work with internal engineering teams and external governing agencies to develop and validate vehicle performance
    • Handling ADAS sensors and HW such as Nvidia drive
    • Work proactively with internal teams to define a realistic system and architecture that meets all the stakeholder’s requirements
    • Communicate with the customer to understand the customer’s needs, analyze and understand customer specifications and requirements
    • Partner with engineering teams across departments (including Hardware, Software, Integration and Testing teams) to build a detailed understanding of the systems
    • Define feature requirements, safety requirements, use-cases, and the performance expectations needed to meet functionality, safety, and reliability objectives

Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering or equivalent higher education required
    • 2 to 3 years of experience
    • Experience with handling full “V” lifecycle in requirement management tool 
    • Experience with ISO 26262 workflow and documentation
    • Experience using existing libraries and building modular, scalable models 
    • Experience with MBSE, and developing initial boundary conditions and requirements 
    • Experience with automated driving sensors: cameras, lidars, radars, and ultrasonic
    • Experience with automotive electrical/electronic architectures, computers, vehicle networking and protocols
    • Understanding of typical automotive interfaces: CAN, CAN FD, LIN, Automotive Ethernet
    • Understanding of typical data logging equipment and the correct application
    • Strong skills in system/subsystem requirements development, design, and test
    • Ability to develop a system model within SysML tools (e.g., MagicDraw, Rhapsody, Visio)
    • Must be able to conduct and write test procedures & reports
    • Strong understanding of HW/SW dependencies
    • Experience developing/testing/validating safety functions interfacing with brakes and steering systems

A Harbinger of Good Things to Come...

    • Collaborative work atmosphere that values multi-disciplinary thinking
    • Work with other talented engineers and businesspeople who are driven to change the world for the better
    • Extremely generous health care package
    • Early-stage equity compensation
    • Flexible Paid Time Off
    • Paid lunches 
$120,000 - $200,000 a year

Equal Opportunity
Harbinger is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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