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Company: Audi
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Automotive, Motor Vehicle, Dealers


"Vorsprung durch Technik" or, "Progress through Technology" is our company ethos and is the core belief that drives the development of every Audi vehicle. It inspires the innovative solutions, revolutionary engineering and progressive design that have become synonymous with the Audi name. And it reminds us to challenge ourselves, rewrite the rules from time to time and always fuel our pioneering spirit. The spirit that sets us apart on the racetrack and the open road. In our relentless pursuit to become the number one premium car brand in the America, we need employees who share in this spirit of challenging the status quo in everything that we do.

Audi of America thrives on diversity, and is an EEO employer. We are proud to be Great Place to Work-Certified™.

Role Summary

The role is the driving force behind the development of the ACA+ functionality from start of the project until the milestone „end of production“ and thus the central contact person throughout the whole product development process. The role is responsible for the interdisciplinary concept design, definition and specification during the beginning of the project as well as for the implementation, testing and approval of the intended functionality during the further procedure.

Role Responsibilities

Concept Design and Definition of the Functionality (20%)

  • Transferring the needs of marketing and sales department into technical descriptions

  • Identifying the relevant stakeholder for realizing the intended functionality

  • Responsible for setting up a functional team for coordinating the further development
  • Responsible for requirements clarification with other stakeholder (like other components or functionalities) and documentation in due form

  • Ensuring the consideration of the functionality within the electrics/electronics architecture as well as the whole car architecture

  • Controlling of the creation and implementation of functional architectures, safety analysis, safety concepts and test concepts

Implementation/realization (40%)

  • Responsible for setting up a project plan including a feature release plan considering the different levels of maturity of the ACA+ functionality as well as the levels of maturity of all relevant partner ECUs and partner functionalities

  • In charge of monitoring the implementation and realization in close contact to all relevant partner ECUs and partner functionalities

  • Organizing of regular functional team meetings for coming to an agreement between all involved parties with respect to functional contents and schedule

  • Controlling and coordination of the functional team by regular status meetings according to the project plan

  • Responsible for continuous reports of level of maturity

  • Responsible for reaching predefined milestones (according to project plan) and escalation in the case of non-achievement

Testing (30%)

  • Definition of measurement setup and cars together with involved parties

  • Responsible for the adequate definition of test scope, test cases, test locations and scenarios considering the specific needs of the functionality and the current level of maturity (e.g. definition of tests on module, component or system level)

  • Organization of adequate test drives according to the SW release plan

  • Ensuring the compliance of the intended functionality with all functional and non-functional requirements

Approval (10%)

  • In charge of collecting all relevant test reports

  • In charge of collecting the minor approvals of all involved components and functionalities

  • Responsible for giving an approval recommendation to line manager.



  • 7-10 years of work experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, computer science or comparable)

  • Master's or PhD in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, computer science or comparable) (desired)

General Skills

  • Knowledge of Volkswagen Group/ AUDI AG internal product development processes and related IT-Systems

  • Knowledge of Volkswagen Group/ AUDI AG internal IT processes, infrastructure and Service/ Support structure

  • Wide and reliable network within AUDI AG and the Volkswagen Group

  • Excellent planning and organization, project management and time management skills

  • Project management (desirable in innovative technology environment and agile methods)

  • Effective analytical and conceptual skills to derive adequate solutions for technical problems

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Open minded and empathic work style

  • Excellent team player

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and tackling new problems

Specialized Skills

  • Proven working experience in the domain of functional development for ADAS, especially automated driving

  • Expertise in embedded SW and its implementation

  • In-depth knowledge of control theory in automotive domain, especially regarding longitudinal and lateral control

  • Excellent knowledge of VW Group internal softwares like IDEX, ODIS, AVx, System 42, DOORS etc

  • Strong English language and German language skills (written and spoken)

Work Flexibility

  • Flexibility to travel (domestic and international)

  • Full time position

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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