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Automotive Software Engineer

Location: France
Job ID: 45261
Date Posted: Mar 12, 2020
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe S.A.S. (France)
Profession (Job Category): R&D
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Hitachi is one of the world's leading companies in the electrical industry. Technical innovations for the future are our greatest challenge. The product range of our Group comprises more than 20,000 components and solutions. More than 325,000 employees help us to continuously develop international standards and distribute high-quality complex components and systems.


The Corporate R&D of Hitachi in Europe, via its Laboratory on Sophia Antipolis (near Nice, France), gives the opportunity to the postholder to be involved in the Connected Autonomous Vehicles area, as well as to a variety of different other sectors with projects of global significance, and to become part of a cutting-edge applied-research team.


Automotive Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Your responsibilities:

  • R&D Project management and identifying/understanding (new) customers’ challenges and their requirements.
  • Development of algorithm specifications, coding, and evaluation of software functions must be carried out in collaboration with our colleagues at global level.
  • The main R&D theme is Connected Autonomous Driving and related activities in academia and industries.
  • Proposing and implementing advanced algorithms in sustainable society, also based on customer requirements, including their validation within embedded systems.
  • Opportunity to be involved in a variety of different areas such as projects of global significance in the fileds of Advanced Telematics Solutions and Smart Manufacturing.
  • Support of Hitachi Europe events and business activities with respect to the above-mentioned topics.


  • The candidate should have at least MSc. or equivalent degree in Computer Science/Robotics or related engineering field, with proven industrial experience.
  • Skills in technical writing and project management.
  • Hands-on experience with the integration of SW and HW components in prototype environment (for example in test vehicles).
  • Hands-on experience with data-generating sensors (for example automotive sensors like stereo-Camera, Radar and Lidar, V2X).
  • Experience of using Linux environment and ROS/LCM.
  • Experience with embedded software development on CPU and FPGA.
  • Excellent in programming C and/or C++ (11/14) and proficient in C# and/or Python.
  • Knowledge of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD) would be considered a “plus”.
  • Excellence with automotive tools (e.g. CANalyzer / CANope, Matlab / Simulink) and networking (e.g. CANbus) would be considered a “plus”.
  • Knowledge on Functional Safety (ISO26262) and A-SPICE would be considered a “plus”.
  • Willingness to travel within Europe, and eventually to Japan and/or to US.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, show strong skills of agility, creativity, flexibility and passion.
  • Experience in (probabilistic) sensor fusion technologies for MOT and Localization would be considered a “plus”.
  • Excellent in statistics, machine learning, computer vision would be considered a “plus”.
  • Conversant with Docker system.
  • European Driving License Class B.

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