Senior Engineer- Data Science
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. - Belmont, CA

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Role summary

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) represents the Volkswagen Group in applied research and development. Our mission is to develop innovations and technologies for future generations of cars, and to transfer technologies from many industries and research institutions into the automotive domain.

This position will be responsible for evaluating and creating cutting edge software and distributed computing infrastructure while undertaking and supervising vehicle-centric prototyping to bring such innovations to the automotive market. The role will include architecture and algorithm design to create mobile in-vehicle applications.

Moreover, the position will evaluate different wireless connectivity solutions and protocols to enable future connected vehicle applications and will also develop connectivity requirements and specifications. Furthermore, it will lead the API design for flexible in-vehicle connectivity modules and support other ERL strategic projects.

Role responsibilities

  • Scouting of novel technologies related to distributed architectures
  • Technology and business model evaluation for automotive applicability
  • Ideation, prototyping and creation of intellectual property
  • Project and process documentation for successful project transfer to the development department
  • Implementation of technology solutions into test vehicles for validation
  • Management of interdisciplinary teams on individual projects
  • Mentorship of incoming employees / interns
  • Supervision of research teams / projects at partner research institutions
  • Coordination of collaboration efforts with potential VW Group project partners
  • Active shaping and realization of the VW Group's vision for connected vehicles
  • Preparation and communication of results to other Volkswagen Group teams and management
  • Active engagement of project customers within the Volkswagen Group, creation of project proposals and management of project timelines, budget and deliverables
  • Identification and evaluation of as well as communication with potential supplier companies
  • Strengthen the VW Group's technical competence by participating in technical conferences and seminars
End Products (What does this role produce?)
  • Secure intellectual property portfolio covering network and standards based computing for vehicle systems, with applications and algorithms
  • Concept in-vehicle functional prototypes of embedded systems and speech recognition algorithms
  • Technical specifications, system-level architecture and documentation for transfer to VW Group series development
  • Evaluated computing architectures, tools and algorithms
  • Established business contacts to key industry and academic partners
Performance Metrics (How is the role measured?)
  • Creativity in generating and demonstrating new technology concepts for VW Group vehicles
  • Successful transfer of technology concepts into series production
  • Willingness to support others and the organization as an active team player
Specialized skills, knowledge or certifications unique to this role



  • Experience in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment
  • Ability to rapidly validate and test ideas in prototype form, including experience with creation of customer-facing interfaces, and experience in running
  • Track record of having developed novel machine learning algorithms
  • Hands-on experience in predictive modeling
  • Experience in real-time embedded and networked systems including the proficiency in software
languages and tools for embedded and networked distributed systems: Java, Perl/Python, C/C
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Unix / real-time operating system and database management experience is a plus
  • Experience with large scale distributed programming paradigms like Hadoop




  • Master's degree in Computer Science or an equivalent education
  • PhD in Computer Science or an equivalent education
Years of experience

3 – 5 Years

Work flexibility (travel requirements, work schedule, etc.)

  • Frequent international travel and communication required
  • Willingness to learn a foreign language (German)
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, the world's fourth largest automaker and the largest...