ADAS Systems Engineer

Ulm, Germany


This role is based at Ulm, Germany and would require relocation to the Ulm area.

Come join the Nikola Motor’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Team as an ADAS Systems Engineer. Your role will play a major part in enabling Nikola vehicles with the highest ADAS technology and Autonomous features.

Our team is innovating through technology and ideas. We may not know all the answers, but we will figure it out to be successful. We thrive on doing what we need to do to get the job done and bring value to our customers and our organization.

We work in a field where the technology is changing daily, but that technology will forever change the world as we know it. Get to know a team and a culture who are learning and discovering daily, and who are developing the technology that everyone will know by name in 5-7 years from now.

What you’ll own:

  • Systems requirement owner features/ system requirement design/ manage features from Systems proof-of-concept to systems designs, to testing, to manufacturing to postproduction.
  • Analyze test and field data to determine performance indicators, Make effective changes for the best customer experience.
  • Define feature requirements, safety requirements, use-cases, and the performance expectations needed to meet functionality, safety, and reliability objectives.
  • Update functionality, review and approve change requests.

Do your capabilities include:

  • Fluency with ADAS/Autonomous Concepts, Development
  • Defining Features and Safety Requirements
  • Proficiency on Jama, Jira, Confluence, or DOORS

What you “MUST” already bring to the table:

  • BS degree (Master’s preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a technical related degree.
  • 3+ years of solid experience in ADAS systems requirements or ADAS feature development
  • Expertise with Automated Driving Sensors (Radar, Camera, Lidar, Ultrasonic)
  • Strong knowledge of Automotive Networks (CAN, CANFD, LIN, Automotive Ethernet, etc.)

Additional “nice to have” Profile Characteristic:

  • Functional Safety, ISO26262
  • Flow diagrams, Functional State Machine diagrams.
  • Experience with Magicdraw, Simulink.
  • CARLA (open-source simulator), CarSim, OpenDrive, ScenarioRunner.
  • Python, C++

Candidates must have current German work authorization for working in the EU.

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