Senior Embedded System Engineer

Senior Engineer, Embedded Software – Autonomous Driving
Aligned with its mission of driving prosperity through transport solutions, Volvo Group has recently created a new business area, Volvo Autonomous Solutions, to accelerate the development, commercialization and sales of autonomous transport solutions. This will enable the Volvo Group to meet a growing demand and to offer the best possible solutions to customers in such segments as mining, ports and transport between logistics centers, as a complement to today’s products and services.
Autonomous transport solutions, based on self-driving and connectivity technologies are well-suited for applications where there is a need to move large volumes of goods and material on pre-defined routes, in repetitive flows. In such situations, autonomous transport solutions can create value for customers by contributing to improved flexibility, delivery precision and productivity. The aim of this new business unit is to ensure a leading position in this new and competitive transportation arena. Our VAS office in California is located in Mountain View.

Position Overview
The role requires focus on the embedded Operating System space and skills in designing and implementing system software running in a multi-core embedded ECU (Electronic Control Unit), used to drive actuators and to retrieve associated sensor information in a vehicle. The candidate is expected to have high familiarity with software development processes and methodologies, with low-level embedded software, Operating Systems (real-time and near real-time), and some understanding of autonomous driving software.

  • Technical leadership and mentoring for more junior engineers
  • To effectively convey ideas, and solutions to peers and upper management
  • Adherence to software engineering best practices
  • To contribute to a healthy company culture and team spirit
  • To commit to and deliver high quality software products in a timely fashion
Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5-8+ years of experience in developing concurrent and multi-threaded software, distributed systems, real-time systems, and redundant fail-safe products
  • Operating systems: Linux/Unix, and/or Real-Time Kernels
  • Computer languages: C/C++ and scripting
  • Strong familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with Git or equivalent version control systems
  • Good understanding of software/hardware interfaces in the context of automotive ECUs and components
  • Ability to anticipate potential risks and define effective mitigation plans
Additional Nice-to-have Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Python
  • Familiarity with containers and Docker
  • Familiarity with autonomous driving software
Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Curiosity for new technologies and willingness to learn new skills
  • Being a strong team player

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Volvo Autonomous Solutions constitute a new business area as of January 1, 2020, entering new and exciting territories for Volvo Group. We accelerate the development, commercialization and sales of autonomous transport solutions, focusing on defined segments for the on- and off-road space. The combination of strong tech expertise and skilled customer solutions creates innovative transport offers never seen before. We are constantly pushing our own skills and ability to drive change in a traditional industry to meet a growing customer demand. We are now looking for innovative, committed individuals to join us in our endeavor to create customer solutions that enhance safety, flexibility and productivity.

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