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Daimler Trucks North America Autonomous Technology - HIL Development Lead Engineer (L5) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

The company that first introduced the vehicle 130 years ago, that has continued to pioneer Advanced Driver Assistance System Technology in commercial vehicles and that brought the first automated commercial vehicle to public roads is changing transportation…again! Daimler Trucks has established the Autonomous Technology Group (ATG) to bring highly automated driving to series production. We harness the might of our global resources and know-how to invest in the latest development technology. We leverage agile development methods to learn fast and move forward. We are customer-focused, ethically and regulatory compliant. Our products are reliable, safe and efficient – and to do all this we need you, the best of the best, to join our team.

Our ideal candidate is obsessed with innovation, dreams to contribute to more sustainable transport solutions and to increase safety on the roads. If that sounds like you – come shape the future of transportation with us!

Daimler Autonomous Technology Group (ATG) develops and rigorously tests the SAE Level 4 vehicle platform – and that testing requires the right tools! This role of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Development Lead Engineer focuses on developing the capability to perform early tests of vehicle ECUs outside of the full vehicle environment. This involves detailed functional modeling, vehicle dynamics modeling, and component integration. In this role you will work closely with component developers and other HIL developers across the globe. We are looking for a motivated and engaged individual with a technical and detail oriented mindset.


  • Drive the development of the ATG HIL platforms through technical development and coordination of global partners

  • Develop software models for restbus ECU simulation and integration of hardware elements

  • Support design, selection, and buildup of HIL system infrastructure and new capabilities

  • Support development of automated testing and reporting capabilities

  • Work with system developers (motion control, body controls, and power net) to understand necessary requirements and technical implementation of interface functions

  • Collaborate with platform simulation and HIL developers to integrate development tools

  • Generate documentation on the design and usage of developed tools and support the usage of the HIL platform by various testing groups.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university and 5-7 years of relevant experience OR a Master's degree with 3-5 years related experience is required

  • Computer Science, Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical, etc. is required

  • Experience with automotive software development for Powertrain, steering, or braking systems is required

  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage cross functional relationships is required

  • Experience with functional modeling in Matlab and Simulink is required

  • Experience with Vector CAN tools such as CANape, CANoe, and CANalyzer is required

  • Strong technical understanding of CAN Communication layer is required

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks on hand is required

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal skills is required

  • Ability to prepare presentations and reports is required

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate self and others via collaboration and good team work skills is required

  • Demonstrated strategic foresight, ability to anticipate questions/next steps is required

  • Proficiency in MIS Office Suite is required

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Experience with HIL or Simulation development is preferred

  • Knowledge of DTNA vehicle architecture is preferred

  • Experience in software development in C or Python is preferred

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Autonomous Technology - HIL Development Lead Engineer (L5)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000FOU