UX Software Engineer

Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving, Customer Research and Business Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, focus is on Powertrain and eDrive as well as in Long Beach where the F-CELL team brings hydrogen vehicles on the road. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center. Together all the developers, technicians, engineers and designers take on the challenges of creating the next innovation. They get inspired by the newest trends, find the best solutions for the customer, develop the latest and greatest technologies and create the next generation of connected, safe, sustainable and luxurious vehicles.

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.

Role Overview:

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled software engineer, with a passion for user experience, to help us shape and realize new in-car interaction concepts for our future products.

The UX Software Engineer will work with interaction designers, user experience experts and other engineers on a wide range of implementations from interactive prototypes to optimized in-car software. In our team we aim at finding paths to bring disruptive user interaction concepts and technologies into Mercedes-Benz products.

As a UX Software Engineer you conceptualize and create software architectures and implementations for interactive prototypes and reference implementations, using modern software frameworks, e.g. Qt/QML. Cross-functional collaboration with other engineers and interaction designers will be essential to evolve ideas for new technically challenging interaction paradigms into prototyping cars, demonstration systems, and optimized implementations within a larger UI framework.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction or related field
  • Hands-on experience with user interface software technologies, UI frameworks, UI prototyping tools; e.g. Qt/QML
  • Experience with object-oriented software architectures and design, e.g. C
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage competing project priorities and constraints.
  • Ability and willingness to work in inter-cultural, inter-disciplinary teams, across multiple time zones.
  • Open to travelling around 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in Linux, C , Javascript, Qt/QML is a plus
  • Experience with voice interaction or camera-based interaction technologies is a plus
  • Experience and interest in the automotive industry is a plus

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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