Senior Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Test V&V Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona


You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special.  You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects.  The pace doesn’t scare you - it excites you.  Quality and integrity matter to you.

We feel exactly the same way.

Drive Forward.  Introduce yourself to us and let’s start a conversation.

We are on the lookout for a Senior Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (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:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment to plan and perform a wide range of ADAS tests including functionality, performance, reliability, and correlation
  • 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

You Bring:

  • 6+ Years of experience in automotive or a related industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, ME, CE, or CS
  • Programming proficiency (C, C++)
  • Strong data analysis and automation skills (Jupyter Lab, Spark, Tableau, Zeppelin)
  • 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


  • 8+ 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 U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. 

This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT. 


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