Algorithm Development Engineer - Sensing for Driverless Vehicles


The Algorithm Development Engineer will be responsible for the design, implementation and/or adaptation of Algorithms required by Driverless Systems specially for the North American market.

The scope of work will span much of Continental’s Driverless Systems Architecture, mainly the development of algorithms making use of various sensors, such as radar, lidar, cameras, etc.

Core Responsibilities: 

•    Perform research, develop, and implement sensing algorithms for Driverless Systems

•    Enhancement and optimization of existing algorithms

•    Preprocess data from different sensors, including radar, lidar, camera, IMU, etc

•    Perform simulation of developed software in virtual environment

•    Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet Driverless Systems needs e.g., Machine Learning 

Additional Responsibilities:

•    Engage in know how transfer within the organization.

•    Actively pursue new inventions and patent opportunities to protect Continental’s developments and ideas.

•    Support testing, development, and calibration in vehicle environment



Necessary Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, Mechatronics Engineering, Physics or similar

Minimum 6 years of experience developing complex SW algorithms

Experience with C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink, and embedded control systems

Experience with Localization Techniques or Machine Learning or Neural Networks

Ability to provide independent review and verification of software written by others

Ability to develop, understand and implement complex algorithms efficiently and independently Willing to travel both domestically and internationally

Fluency in the English language (written and verbal)

Good communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

M.S./Ph.D. in Computer Science/Mechatronics Engineering/Physics or equivalent degree or experience

Scripting language knowledge such as Python

Practical experience in computer vision, image processing, perception, visual recognition, and related mathematics.

Practical experience in Image processing, 2D Signal Processing, 3D Point Cloud Processing, Computer Vision, Blockage Detection, or Intrinsic Calibration

Expertise with E/E architectures, automotive electronics, and embedded control systems

Expertise in development of active / passive safety systems

Exposure/experience in the automotive research and development field



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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Automotive group sector comprises technologies for passive safety, brake, chassis, motion and motion control systems. Innovative solutions for assisted and automated driving, display and operating technologies, as well as audio and camera solutions for the vehicle interior, are also part of the portfolio, as is intelligent information and communication technology for the mobility services of fleet operators and commercial vehicle manufacturers. Comprehensive activities relating to connectivity technologies, vehicle electronics and high-performance computers round off the range of products and services