At SF Motors, we're forging a new kind of mobility company by combining the DNA of advanced automotive engineering and design with that of state of the art smart technologies and connectivity to revolutionize the future of premium electric vehicles. From our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley we're bringing the best and brightest together with a common goal of creating the next generation of smart, clean, connected vehicles for you.

 Our vision is to deliver premium electric vehicles that enhance the daily lives of our users, allowing them to live more connected, productive lives through the integration of clean technology and advanced hardware and software. The future of mobility is more than getting from A to B, it's about keeping connected to provide users customizable features, when they want it.

Job Purpose 

The autonomous driving engineer will be part of the intelligent driving team within SF Motors to develop, design and test autonomous driving systems.  The semi-automated or automated driving functions may include sensor fusion, perception, modeling, deep learning, localization, prediction, decision making, motion planning and control. The hardware system architecture may include automotive sensors such as radars, cameras and lidars, as well as other positioning systems, communication systems, computing systems and safety systems. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate should be able to: 

  • Contribute as a hardware engineer, software engineer or system engineer
  • Develop product requirements, hardware component specifications and validation methods for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving   
  • Architect, design and develop robust sensing system and automotive computing platform
  • Survey market intelligence and supplier capabilities in component and system technologies and survey related regulations
  • Perform feasibility studies and data driven performance analysis 
  • Collaborate with external partners, suppliers, research organizations and regulation agencies in the development and realization of autonomous driving  
  • Participate in vehicle functional safety specification and implementation
  • Participate in production vehicle development including electrical architecture design, vehicle homologation, manufacturing support, and testing and validation 
  • Demonstrate strong teamwork skills and communicate skills

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility.

 

Work Environment 

This job operates in a professional office environment, development laboratories, as well as some amount of moving vehicle testing on private roads or on public roads. 

 

Travel

Up to 20% domestic and international travel is expected for this position.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics, automation or other relevant fields, MS or PhD preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in complex embedded hardware or software or system
  • Extensive experience in engineering design or computation tools

  

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge in model based design process, algorithm development and HIL testing
  • Knowledge in automotive electronics and diagnostic instruments
  • Knowledge in control, signal processing and sensor technologies 
  • Knowledge in enabling technologies for autonomous driving including machine learning, computer vision, data mining, real-time mapping and cloud computing
  • Knowledge in CAN and Ethernet networking and wireless communication protocols
  • Knowledge in real-time operation systems and programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Python, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Knowledge in ROS, ADTF, and/or DDS
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