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Systems Engineer - Connected Infotainment Core Services

Company: Volkswagen Group of America
Location: Belmont
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

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, --KODA, 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



  • The Systems Engineer is one of the key systems engineers (FO) creating functional and technical requirements for the VW Connected Infotainment projects including the E2E environment.

  • In this role, Core Services Systems Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of the Core Services, from requirement gathering, design, development, and test and validation.

  • This position is part of a team that focuses on the series development support of Connected Infotainment systems with particular relevance to the US and Canadian markets. People most suited for this position are able to derive technical systems from market-driven ideas, assertively work with suppliers building trust and finding common ground solutions, and work well in a multi-disciplined environment.


    Role Responsibilities

    Lead integration activities for VW Connected Infotainment



    • Integration of SW releases and vehicle HW for ICAS1, ICAS3, OCU4

    • Track versions and functionality of supplier SW HW modules that will be used for E2E testing of MOD/MIB systems

    • Create compatibility matrix with the purpose of which versions of HW modules and components can be used for testing

    • Create a SW version matrix for all the HW modules and their components

    • Keep track of bug fixes for all relevant HW modules

    • Keep track of HW/SW versions used in test cars and test racks

    • Keep track of HW configuration and versions used in the test racks and used for E2E testing and validation

    • Create a HW/SW test strategy for all individual HW modules and for the system as whole

    • Work closely with the supplier and integrators to understand and document their SW/HW release cycles

    • Work closely with test coordinator to maintain transparency in testing process and used HW/SW releases

    • Reporting to project manager

    • Communicate test contents and results to VW Group using advanced equipment and standardized systems for error reporting, prepare regular project status reports

    • Error and Bug-Fix verification

    • Support correct test environment for validation and approval drives

    • System and error analysis

    • Pre-analyze system behavior in error situations

    • Use state-of-the art testing, logging and analysis tools


      Qualifications

      Years of Experience



      • 5-7 years in a product development role within a Connected Infotainment environment for an Automotive OEM or Tier-1 supplier - proven record of start-to-finish lead role.

      • 2 years of SW development experience, preferably in the area of Web or Mobile apps development.


        Education Required



        • Bachelor degree in engineering (Electrical, Telecommunications, Automotive, Computer Science, Information Technologies, Systems Engineering). Masters preferred.


          Skills



          Functional areas:Connected Infotainment Core Services



          • Proven record as a Systems Engineer within the automotive industry, take business/marketing concepts or user stories and translate them to detailed engineering specifications

          • Closely working with developers, and designers to deliver well-architected solutions

          • concepts or user stories and translate them to detailed engineering specifications

          • Ability to create, read, and modify event based technical sequence diagrams (UML)

          • Ability, at the technical level, to collaborate with systems architect and developers to create and implement functional and technical requirement documents

          • Experience in tracing, debugging, and analyzing system issues

          • Work with the test and validation team to create test catalogs

          • Defines and tracks work packages for function related components

          • Understanding of cloud-based technologies and communication protocols (MQTT, HTTP, REST API)

          • Deep knowledge of product development and validation lifecycle within the automotive industry, preferably VWoA, all the way from product request to SOP

          • Prior experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment

          • Ability to clearly define technical and functional requirements for the suppliers

          • Give clear and unbiased assessment of project status and needs to partners, stakeholders and management.

          • Proven problem-solving skills knowledge and experience on the job

          • Able to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, time-line and target oriented work environment

          • Good people and test resource management - functional and strategic

          • Excellent communication skills - presentation, written and interpersonal

          • Able to continuously question and challenge the status-quo, always documenting and applying the lessons learned

          • Team player with good collaboration and integration skills - joining people, processes and systems

          • California State driving license


            Required Skills



            • Good understanding of both embedded and cloud-based technologies

            • Detailed knowledge of functionality of vehicle online services and telematics

            • Creating technical and functional requirements

            • Automotive Communication protocols knowledge: CAN, MOST, Ethernet, FlexRay

            • Exceptional communication with internal / external partners, stakeholders, and project affiliates and management.

            • Experience in integration and testing of Vehicle, IT Architecture Backend, and Frontend Systems.

            • Experience interfacing with 3rd party content

            • Analytical skills. Proven record of active engagement in process improvements

            • Motivated team player with positive attitude and strong work ethic.

            • Understanding of user requirements in an automotive environment with previous engagement in market-oriented product development (e.g. requirement specification).


              Desired Skills



              • German language

              • Devotion for high quality, ability to find and expose quality insufficiencies in automotive electronics systems.

              • Knowledge of automotive infotainment

              • Passion for cars and car electronics

              • Prior experience of working with OEM design

              • Computer savvy with previous programming experience

              • IOT Technologies knowledge (APIs, MQTT, Cloud Infrastructure)


                Work Flexibility



                • Ability to work flexible schedule. Domestic (U.S.) and International (Canada & Europe/Germany) travel is required (up to 15&)


                  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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