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Toyota Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Principal Development Engineer in Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan

Title: Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Principal Development Engineer Location: US-MI-Detroit/Ann Arbor-Ann Arbor Other Locations:

Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

Who we’re looking for

Toyota’s Integrated Vehicle Systems (IVS) Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Development Principal Engineer.

The primary responsibility of this role is to support the development of Toyota’s ADSs through software development, simulation, and data analysis related to items such as recognition, mapping, localization, path planning, and vehicle control.

Reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager, the person in this role will support the IVS department's objective to research, develop, evaluate, and implement innovative ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems) and ADS technologies.

What you’ll be doing

  • Develop and evaluate new ADS and ADAS features, focused on North American customers and their unique road environment and use cases.

  • Provide data-driven proposals for new ADS and ADAS features, subsequently supported by software implementations of the proposed algorithms.

  • Evaluate ADS and ADAS features in simulated, closed-track, and public-road environments.

  • Analyze evaluation data with automated and quantitative methods that allow for tracking performance over software releases.

  • Facilitate daily communication with Japanese counterparts to align global activities and drive consensus building.

  • Present project status and demonstrations to stakeholders ranging from Tier2 suppliers to upper Toyota managements.

  • Mentor junior-level members in the group about software architecture, design, and revision tracking.

  • Lead collaboration between different IVS groups by educating production design and evaluation groups of future ADS features.

  • Act as a subject matter expert to other groups within TMNA, as it relates to next-generation ADS.

  • Support the Senior Engineering Manager in negotiating and executing annual JR work assignments, resource management, and work assignment.

  • Ability to drive prototype test vehicles including the ability to gain advanced driver certifications.

What you bring

  • Bachelor of Science OR Master of Science degree (or higher) in computer science, computer engineering, robotics engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent.

  • Experience developing and testing software using python, C , MATLAB/Simulink or other comparable computer language(s).

  • Experience in leading or collaborating on development of mid-size or large scale systems, from concept, to feature/function requirements, algorithm design, simulation, confirmation, and implementation, through software development or systems development.

  • Experience on ADAS or ADS driving systems development and feature/function design.

  • Proven ability to define innovative data analysis methods which result in easy-to-understand visualized data to support technical storytelling.

  • Good time management and task prioritization skills.

  • Clear and concise presentation skills, both written and oral.

  • Willingness to work overtime, when necessary, up to 10% of the time.

  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time.

  • This position requires driving. A motor vehicle record that’s acceptable by company standards is required for this position

Added bonus if you have:

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in a related engineering or computer science field OR more than 10 years working experience in a related field.

  • Passion for and experience with automated vehicles or robotics.

  • Experience designing algorithms using camera, radar, lidar, sonar, or other sensor data.

  • Developing or evaluating experience in ADS technologies such as mapping, localization, path planning, and/or control.

  • Experience in testing, validating, and/or verifying embedded software.

  • Using or creating continuous integration/delivery systems for software experience.

  • Experience using cloud platforms to develop and deploy software (e.g., AWS, Azure).

  • Experience supporting vehicle evaluations on proving grounds or on public roads.

What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect

  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

  • Flexible work options (if applicable)

  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute

  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

  • Belonging at Toyota

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10 different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members’ efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business.

Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Need assistance with your application? Send an email to TalentLink_Admin@toyota.com. We’ll do our best to reply within 48 business hours.

To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time.