ADAS/Autonomous Driving Test Expert

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ADAS/Autonomous Driving Test Expert

We are currently seeking a Senior ADAS/AD Test Expert for our Testing Triangle. This position requires an experienced professional with a track record of excellence in the field of systems and software verification and validation. The candidate will be an accomplished expert with a strong organizational capability and ability to command respect from the talented persons she or he will help coordinate.

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Full-time · Helmond / Remote

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation
Domain: Engineering and Testing
Experience: At least 6 years of automotive testing experience, and 3 years of owning the system
Degree: Master's degree

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as an ADAS/AD Test Expert?
You will own the end to end system validation of all functions and systems related to ADAS/AD, driving decisions on test strategies with collaboration with our other teams built by some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. We're providing a community of innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact.

What are your tasks & responsibilities you ask? Have a look at the bullets below. This will hopefully give you an idea:

  • Be a part of an agile development team working on state of the art new technologies in the autonomous driving future vehicles
  • Identify, document, and manage verification & validation requirements at vehicle and systems level focusing on ADAS/AD
  • Drive decisions on test strategies with collaboration between quality assurance, software, systems, integration and vehicle testing, engineering and research teams
  • Create & amend manual/automated test cases to perform function and function integration validation
  • Align and support SQA processes and activities within functional areas such as software, hardware and safety
  • Coordinate and communicate the rollout of new ADAS/AD V&V processes, quality metrics and tools
  • Identify gaps and areas for improvements and drive to a solution
  • Mentor and guide colleagues and non-expert teams

So what does a typical day look like?
While aware of the actual fact that the bullets above may be a bit staccato, we’d like to give you some insights on a random day as our ADAS/AD Test Expert:

The day starts with a standup with the LY2 (our next vehicle launch) vehicle testing team. What is the status and prio’s of the LY2 and what can I do to support progress of the team? In the morning you sit with our ADAS/AD Research Track engineers to discuss test plans and test cases for their new functionalities. You come to a common plan that is supported by all and that fits in the project timing. In the afternoon, it's time for a walk to brainstorm about requirements for the next vehicle project with some colleagues during a walk around the Automotive Campus.

The remaining hours of the day you will use for carrying out tests on the simulator and on the test mule for ADAS. However, during the testing things don't go as planned. So, what should you do? You get into action by giving a call to our integration & vehicle testing teams to find the root cause. Eventually, you accurately record the steps that are taken to cause and solve the problem. All of a sudden you realize you can call it a day! But before going home you have a drink with some new colleagues on the wooden benches outside our office.

What do we expect from an ADAS/AD Test Expert?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You can work within the team or independently and you plan your budget and time well. You are flexible and can work under pressure.

Furthermore we are looking for someone with:

  • M.Sc. minimum in an engineering discipline (computer science, electrical engineering, automotive)
  • 3+ Years of owning the system and/or function validation of ADAS/AD featuresSpecific skill or ability
  • 6+ Years of Automotive testing experienceSoft skill
  • A minimum of 7-10 years with hands-on experience in creating and executing test cases supporting validation of large-scale programs & products
  • A proven track record of driving organizational change
  • Experience with software and function integration development best practices
  • 2+ Years of automation experience in automating ADAS/AD application testing and/or tool developmentOn a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics:

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks

About Lightyear
Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first, and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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