supervisor_account CARIAD
room Munich, Germany
room +4
stars Senior
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Embedded Software Engineering Lead - SDV Hub(m/f/d) at CARIAD


  •  A bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science, robotics, software engineering, physics, numerical modeling or another related field
  • Ideally, eight years of experience as an Android platform developer, with strong programming skills in bash/C/C++/Java
  • Design and concisely implementing basic Android services with associated tests in bash, C/C++ or Java/Kotlin
  • Proficient knowledge of Android init system and HAL as well as working knowledge of Soong Android build system
  • Expertise and proven track record of making significant hands-on contributions Linux platform/kernel development a definite plus
  • Outstanding documentation, profiling and strong debugging skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to dive right in, develop effective processes, and work to ensure our vehicles remain connected
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory, German is beneficial


Scope of Work


You will spearhead and drive key areas of the future Software-Defined-Vehicle (SDV) software stack together with fellow engineers and their respective teams, These efforts will span various domains of the vehicle, with a primary focus on Infotainment, Body, Power Distribution, and Connectivity solutions. We are seeking individuals who thrive on pushing boundaries, challenging conventions, and championing innovative ideas. As a vital member of CARIAD's senior technical team, you will interface with multiple stakeholders within VW Group's technical community.

In the role of Embedded Software Engineering Lead – Android Open Source Project
(AOSP) Platform - SDV Hub (m/f/d), you will play a pivotal role in supporting a global engineering operations team tasked with maintaining vehicle software updates and ensuring the health of our fleet, both today and in the future. Specifically, you will take the lead in proactively monitoring, triaging, and providing support for vehicle software updates and associated fleet health management data. Situated at the heart of vehicle software engineering, this role offers cross-functional visibility and represents a groundbreaking opportunity to revolutionize the connected car segment. You will be instrumental in developing streamlined and automated processes for managing vehicle software updates, laying the foundation for a future where connectivity and efficiency seamlessly intersect.


  • Responsible for architecting, designing, extending, and implementing CARIAD’s next generation Android Infotainment platforms (e.g. navigation, multi-media and communication)
  • Define and implement core Android frameworks such as customization of user interfaces (UI) for in-vehicle displays enabling features that scale across different brands needs and configurations
  • Integrate third-party SDKs and APIs for additional functionality such as voice recognition or telematics services
  • Drive discussions and provide technical guidance related to AAOS (Android Automotive OS) capabilities and roadmaps
  • Customize and contribute to overall stability, responsiveness and functionality of AOSP platform
  • Develop and maintain OTA (Over-the-Air) update mechanisms for AOSP-based automotive systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including hardware engineers, designers, and QA testers to deliver high-quality embedded software solutions



  •  Remote work options
  • Temporary work from abroad in selected countries
  • Flextime / optional working hours
  • Company pension plan
  • Annual professional development
  • Sabbatical option up to 6 months
  • 30 days paid + 10 days unpaid leave
  • Possibility for VW Group car leasing


Applicant Location Requirements

in  Munich, Berlin, Ingolstadt, Mönsheim or Wolfsburg (Germany).
flexible arrangement


At CARIAD, we’re bundling and further expanding the Volkswagen Group's software expertise. Our solutions help to make the automotive industry safer and more comfortable for everyone.

Founded in 2020, we’re now a team of more than 6,500 CARIDIANS in Germany, working together and across a global network to develop a scalable technology platform for all Volkswagen Group brands. Our solutions include an advanced software platform, unified electronics architecture and reliable connection to the automotive cloud. But this is just the beginning!

Our focus is on the development of digital functions for vehicles, including driver assistance systems, a standardized infotainment platform, the new digital ecosystem, digital services in and around the car, and innovative software solutions to seamlessly integrate drive systems, chassis and charging infrastructure. CARIAD's software products can already be found in the Volkswagen ID. family, including in models such as the ID. Buzz as well as in upcoming vehicles such as the ID. 7. Our E3 1.2 software platform, planned for release in 2024, will power the next generation of Audi and Porsche vehicles.

Sound like a big task? It is, but our dedicated teams make it all possible! We believe in diversity and working as equals – we trust and respect each other, and we learn from our successes and mistakes. We value diverse perspectives and believe in transparency. With us, you can expect not only a company pension plan and lots of exciting development opportunities, but also remote work, flexible hours and many other benefits.

Become part of our team in Wolfsburg, Ingolstadt, Berlin, Munich, the Stuttgart region or in one of our offices in China or the USA, and shape the future of mobility with us! #WeAreCARIAD