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Title: Senior Environment Perception EngineerPosted: May 20, 2015
Company/Institution: Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Inc
Location: Sunnyvale
Department: Autonomous Driving

Description: Senior Environment Perception Engineer Location : Sunnyvale, CA Type : Full Time Introduction Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA), a Daimler company, consists of five business areas including Connected Car, UI & Telematics, Testing and Regulatory Affairs, Powertrain & eDrive, Advanced Exterior Design, and Advanced User Experience Design. All five business areas are focused on delivering a positive impact on Daimler products through the advancement of safe, convenient, and sustainable vehicles. Working together, MBRDNA remains a successful symbol of automotive research and development in North America. Here at MBRDNA, we are looking for talented, energetic, and committed individuals to join our diverse team. Our employees are the key to our success, and we support each individual in fulfilling his or her potential. We proudly continue the pioneering work initiated by founders Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz over 125 years ago. Key Tasks & Responsibilities The essential duties and responsibilities include: - Screen for state-of-the-art sensors and algorithms for environment perception, especially regarding Cameras, Lidar and Radar. Integrate sensors and test them. Contribute to the overall architecture design of in-vehicle systems - Participate in complex functional development as part of the autonomous driving effort at MBRDNA, such as fully autonomous vehicles. Supervise interns, scientific theses, and contractors - Develop robust real-time algorithms for environment perception and sensor fusion for complex functional purposes. Develop Algorithms that fuse the input from the various sensor systems for environment perception - Adapt algorithms developed by other departments in Germany for US-specific purposes. Collaborate with other teams and transfer knowledge gained on advanced technology. Integrate software into the overall system through clearly defined interfaces - Develop engineering requirements and write documentation - System Architecture/Environment Representation development Skills & Attributes The ideal candidate would need the following skills and abilities: - Proven work experience with algorithm development and software development in the field of sensors, sensor data processing, sensor fusion, localization, especially in the context of autonomous vehicles or robotics - Strong skills in the field of environment perception (Camera, RADAR, LIDAR) and Sensor Fusion of the signals of different sensors - Strong skills in Software Engineering and advanced programming skills in C/C++ and MATLAB/Simulink as well as Linux OS. Experience with real-time programming of embedded platforms and their operating systems. Experience with ADTF a plus - Ability to interact with remote locations over different time zones and to create a link between these remote locations and the Silicon Valley office. Hands-on experience with Driver Assistance Systems and vehicle prototyping - Strong skills in data analysis and networking - Independent research with record of peer-reviewed publications on environment perception and sensor fusion Education & Experience Education and Experience Preferred: - Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent education and work experience - 3-5 years of relevant experience - Valid driver's license - Proven experience with environment perception, camera systems, lidar and/or radars, proven track record regarding state-of-the-art algorithms for environment perception and localization, proven experience with sensor fusion - Proven experience in Software Engineering and programming in C/C++ and MATLAB/Simulink - Proven experience in the development of real time software for embedded platforms, automotive ECUs, CAN controllers, and positioning systems a plus - Experience with measurement frameworks such as ADTF and with automotive ECU A-samples and automotive basic software frameworks (AUTOSAR) preferred - Experience in Sensor Fusion with Radars, Cameras and Lidars preferred Full Time Benefits include MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer that offers generous benefits and compensation, work/life balance tools and several methods of recognition and rewards. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K savings plan, tuition and fitness reimbursement programs and much more.

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