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Company: Volkswagen Group of America
Location: Belmont, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Automotive, Motor Vehicle, Dealers


VW. Two letters. Endless opportunities. A bright future. Innovation. Sophistication. Optimization. This is our Passion. Worldwide, the Volkswagen Group has a long tradition of dramatic innovations. The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. Here in the US, we are blending German engineering with American ingenuity. At the Innovation & Engineering Center California (IECC), we represent the Volkswagen Group in applied research and development. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we create bold new ideas for the Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche brands. We're a team of engineers, designers, scientists, and psychologists looking to develop innovations for future generations of cars, and to transfer technologies from many industries and research institutions into the automotive domain. Our mission is to drive change which means we are not only impacting one of the world's largest car makers, but also the lives of millions of people. Are you ready to join us? Systems Engineer Role Summary This role will contribute to a range of cutting-edge connected vehicle big data initiatives which are helping define the future of automotive products and services for the Volkswagen Group. Product domains impacted by this role include autonomous driving, predictive services, digital assistants, personalization, and more. Working with highly-technical teams, this role will provide the glue between advanced software development and applications of the systems being built. This can range from extending in-vehicle capabilities through to development of enabling software modules, affecting both individual-user and fleet-level mobility features. Role Responsibilities

  • Understand the market specific use-cases for data-driven functions, derive high-level system requirements, break-down to deeper technical requirements and develop validation methodologies for function release
  • Evaluate technologies and approaches that can contribute to the range of data-driven connected vehicle projects, selecting viable 3rd party technologies or advocating for innovations from within the Volkswagen Group
  • Using advanced knowledge of connected vehicle technologies and proprietary cloud data management systems, ensure that end-to-end systems function properly, at times developing key modules that complete a PoCs and prototypes
  • Proactively provide regular status updates at various levels of technical granularity to the management


Qualifications Years of Experience
  • 5+ years of experience
Education Required
  • B.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent education). Masters or Ph.D preferred.
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic
  • Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written
  • Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software
  • Integration – joining people, processes or systems
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Resource management
Required Skills
  • Systems/software engineering background
  • Relevant experience working with end-to-end/cloud-based teams and their applications
  • Automotive Communication protocols knowledge: CAN, MOST, Ethernet, FlexRay
  • System-level thinking
  • Requirements analysis, definition, and implementation
  • Experience working on projects involving integration of E2E Systems: vehicle, backend, and frontend
  • Change management experience
  • Issue and risk management
  • Prior experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of automotive infotainment/connected car products and services
Desired Skills
  • Comfortable with software development using languages such as Java, C/C++, Python, etc.
  • Familiarity with relational and No-SQL-style database technologies
  • Understanding of cloud-based technologies and communication protocols (MQTT, HTTP)
  • German language skills
  • Passion for cars and automotive technologies
Work Flexibility
  • 5-10% international and domestic business travel / year
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