May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think. 

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Job Summary

May Mobility makes communities more vibrant and livable with fleets of self-driving vehicles that bring safety, convenience, and comfort to short-distance travel. The Manager, Embedded Systems role brings leadership and technical expertise to May Mobility’s Embedded Systems team. In this role, the Manager, Embedded Systems will serve as a technical escalation point and work hands-on with the Embedded Systems team to investigate new and further develop embedded software and hardware components. As the team Manager, this role is responsible for the mentorship, management, and guidance of their direct reports. Further, the Manager, Embedded Systems is responsible for the communication and escalation paths between the Embedded Systems team and Senior Leadership.

Essential Responsibilities: 

Job incumbents should be able to complete the following essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Increase team effectiveness through efficient design choices, mentoring and challenging team assumptions and status quo. 
  • Lead meetings and delegate across teams, fostering clear communication and teamwork while keeping everyone on goal. 
  • Architect, develop and maintain board support software and the operating system 
  • Be the technical leader on vehicle controls and embedded systems software stack 
  • Work with entire team to develop key requirements and flow into technical specifications including hardware and software architectures 
  • Be a key contributor to the ECU hardware specification and selection 
  • Research existing solutions and interface with suppliers to procure embedded hardware and software modules or components 
  • Perform system integration of the embedded controller into the vehicle platform 
  • Create and oversee test plans, interpret test results, and recommend and implement solutions 
  • Characterize software performance on target hardware, identify bottlenecks, and recommend hardware and/or software solutions 
  • Integrate and improve existing software and adapt to new hardware 
  • Improve performance, security, and safety of the software using state-of-the art software approaches and dedicated hardware components 
  • Work with team members to develop technical growth plans to foster continuous technical capability improvement 
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities

Success in this role typically requires the following competencies: 

  • Experience in hands-on automotive embedded development 
  • Expertise developing software in C/C++ and/or assembly 
  • Experience with agile software development process 
  • Experience with software design methodologies and latest software quality and coding standards (like MISRA and ASPICE) 
  • Expertise with CAN, Serial, and Ethernet communication protocols 
  • Strong electrical and electronic hardware design experience 
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work across functional teams 
  • Independent problem-solving ability

Education and Experience 

Candidates most successful in this role typically hold the following qualifications or comparable knowledge: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar field 
  • 5+ years of experience in embedded software application or board support development
  • At least 1 year of experience in leading a software team and delivering products on time
  • Experience with complex microcontroller architecture, especially with respect to multi-core, lockstep, and watchdog processors from a variety of silicon vendors 
  • Experience in managing or contributing to full stack Autosar development projects including application, RTE configuration, and MCAL. 
  • Experience defining requirements for safety-critical systems 
  • Experience with an embedded RTOS and functional safety qualified software packages
  • Experience with Robotics or ADAS integration

Physical Requirements

  • Standard office working conditions which includes but is not limited to:
    • Prolonged sitting
    • Prolonged computer use
    • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Travel requirements - 0-10% 
  • Onsite employees work primarily at one of our offices or sites. 
Salary Range
$105,000$155,000 USD

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive healthcare suite including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans. Domestic partners who have been residing together at least one year are also eligible to participate! 
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Healthcare and Dependent Care Accounts available.
  • Rich retirement benefits, including an immediately vested employer safe harbor match.
  • Generous paid parental leave with immediate eligibility as well as a phased return to work. 
  • Flexible vacation policy in addition to 18 paid company holidays.
  • Total Wellness Program providing numerous resources for overall wellbeing   
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

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