Perception Software Engineer (f/m/d)

  • Aptiv
  • Wuppertal, Germany
  • 23/06/2021
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

We are now looking for an extraordinary Autonomous Vehicle Perception software engineer to develop and productize APTIV’s autonomous driving solutions. APTIV is at the forefront of advancing autonomous driving technology - by combining state-of-the-art solutions with the power of artificial intelligence. As an experienced software engineer, you will be working in a team of world-class professionals and solve exciting engineering problems together.

Your Role

  • Develop highly efficient product code in C++, Rust and Python for perception software

  • Scale up, adapt, and improve perception software across different hardware/software/test platforms, including different hardware chipsets and operating system variants (e.g, Linux, Windows), embedded vs cloud, and real drive vs simulation

  • Improve and maintain software implementation quality to meet industry standards

  • Improve robustness and computational efficiency of perception algorithms under challenging and diverse scenarios to fully enable autonomous driving anywhere and anytime

  • Work closely with perception engineers, and contribute to implementing, documenting, testing, and designing perception software

  • Make sure our perception software works well on real and synthetic data, in a diverse range of environments and conditions

Your Background

Required Skillset

  • Bachelor of Science (plus relevant experience), Master of Science or PhD in Computer Science or related fields

  • at least 4 years of work experience in a relevant environment

  • Exceptional programming skills in C++ and Python

  • Prior experience on working on different hardware and software platforms

  • Prior experience with software optimization

  • Outstanding communication and teamwork skills as we work as a tightly-knit team, always discussing and learning from each other

  • Professional English language proficiency


  • Prior experience in autonomous driving, robotics, and/or automotive

  • A passion for numerical computing and algorithm applications

  • Hands-on experience with sensors such as radar, camera, lidar, and ultrasonic

  • Experience on CUDA and/or Rust programming

  • Background in deploying software to embedded platforms for real time applications

  • Experience on deep learning inference integration

  • Hands-on experience or good knowledge with machine learning

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment (e.g. GitLab, Jenkins)

  • German language skills

Aptiv Benefits

  • In addition to an attractive compensation package, Aptiv offers 30 days of vacation

  • A secure, permanent employment awaits you with the opportunity for continuous internal development in an international environment

  • Access to internal and external training, coaching and certifications to help you develop your skills and knowledge

  • We provide special recognition for innovation and outstanding performance

  • A very international environment and cooperation with experts at eye level awaits you

  • You have the chance to get involved in CSR activities

  • At Aptiv, you will have the opportunity to actively shape the future of mobility with state-of-the-art technology (e.g. e-mobility and autonomous driving) in partnership with almost all global OEMs

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger.

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some See Technology. We See a Way to Make Connections.

At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 180,000 of us globally, located in 44 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.

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