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Automotive Research Engineer

Company: Motive
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. The Motive Automated Operations Platform combines IoT hardware with AI-powered applications to automate vehicle and equipment tracking, driver safety, compliance, maintenance, spend management, and more. Motive serves more than 120,000 businesses, across a wide range of industries including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit, and delivery.

Motive is proud to be a Forbes Cloud 100 company and a 2020 Career-Launching Company by Wealthfront.

About The Role

As an Automotive Research Engineer, you will be a key member of the Vehicle Data Team shaping the way we interact with in-field vehicles. Both an exceptional technical engineer and self-starter, you are able to use data analytics, in-field testing, and technical research to unravel the mysteries of vehicle data. You will design, execute, and test complex embedded features on a range of platforms from bare metal, RTOS, and Linux, to mobile OS and cloud.

This role will unlock key data fields from connected vehicles both onsite and remotely. You understand computers, networked topologies, vehicle communication technologies, data analytics, and practical test methods. You have a natural curiosity to understand how modern machines work and subsystems integrate together. The ability to work in a collaborative environment and agile team is a must. This role offers immense career advancement and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology.

What You'll Do

  • Expand on the data set of the KT vehicle platform.
  • Interact with vehicles of all forms and functions (commercial, construction, personal) employing a wide range of technologies including diesel, electric, and hybrid.
  • Conduct data analysis on large datasets, and review OEM technical documentation and infield testing to identify critical data fields.
  • Design and develop high-performance software to filter and reduce massive datasets to understand patterns and anomalies.
  • Create further efficiency and efficacy of our reverse engineering goals by designing and developing software tooling.
    What We're Looking For
    • 4+ years of experience in vehicle engineering, diagnostics, or data analysis
    • Degree or qualification in Automotive, Electrical, or equivalent experience
    • Experience with automotive diagnostic communication protocols such as SAE J1939, SAE J1979, UDS 14229, ISO 27145 WWH-OBD, ISO 15765.
    • Extensive experience with data analysis concepts and languages (Python, R, SQL, etc..)
    • Experience with common networking physical layers including CAN, RS-232/485, SAE J1708, and Ethernet.
    • Superb problem-solving abilities and a clear head to make in-field decisions.
    • Self-starter with the tenacity to understand how systems work and to understand root causes
      Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

      Please review our Candidate Privacy Notice here.

      The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology.

Keywords: Motive, San Francisco , Automotive Research Engineer, Engineering , San Francisco, California

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