ADAS Test V&V Engineer GERMANY

Ulm, Germany


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

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We are on the lookout for an ADAS Test V&V Engineer to join our ADAS team. You will own the development of our advanced safety and comfort features. The ideal candidate will learn quickly, be the voice of the customer, and strive for perfecting the safest and most advanced vehicle on the market.
You Will:
  • Be responsible for all ADAS validation activities for all Nikola vehicles; regular Vehicle Integration reviews with the broader team to develop and achieve all Vehicle targets
  • Develop and execute testing and validation plan of the Vehicle with documentation via Vehicle Testing Plans and specific Design Verification Plan and Reports (DVP&Rs)
  • Provide instructions and guidance to technicians and fellow test engineers
  • Analyze large datasets utilizing data science tools and processes
  • Coordinate with suppliers and external testing facilities to organize and execute testing
  • Correlate testing data with vehicle & system-level requirements ensuring our ADAS meets specific targets and acceptance criteria.
  • Meet all performance, cost, and timing objectives
  • Manage the process to work with functional engineering groups
  • Highly Experienced and responsible for the creation of Vehicle Validation Plans, Vehicle System DVP&Rs design, test procedures, and support development of subsystem test procedures
You Bring:
  • 3+ Years of experience in automotive or a related industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, ME, CE, or CS
  • Programming proficiency (C, C++)
  • Leadership skills
  • Testing SIL, HIL, VIL with Vector CANcase, CANalyzer, CANape, CANoe
  • Experience with automated driving sensors: cameras, lidars, radars, and ultrasonic
  • Experience with automotive electrical/electronic architectures, computers, vehicle networking and protocols
  • Understanding of typical automotive interfaces: CAN, CAN FD, LIN, Automotive Ethernet
  • Understanding of typical data logging equipment and the correct application
  • Excellent oral and written technical communication skills
  • 5+ Years of experience in automotive or a related industry
  • Master’s degree in EE, ME, CE, or CS
  • Understanding of Functional Safety (ISO 26262) & Failure Mode Avoidance
  • Experienced with commercial vehicles
Candidates must have current German work authorization for working in the EU.

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