Rapid Prototyping HMI Engineer - AM101

Industry: Automotive
Work location: Central Ohio, U.S.A.
Job description: 
Create new application ideas for intelligent transportation system technology and show proof-of-concept to evaluators through rapid prototyping, including the following:
• Create new end-to-end HMI for driver-assist systems and conduct both in-lab and in-vehicle testing; HMI with all modalities (visual, audio, haptic) appropriate for the concept
• Identify opportunities for concepts and participate in brainstorming sessions
• Perform vehicle retrofits with new technologies, electrical wiring, mechanical installation, and controls
• Technology scouting for new applications, novel or unique ideas to improve safety
• Collaborate with device vendors, universities, and internal departments for building new prototype applications
• Participate in internal or external brainstorming sessions to generate new application ideas
• Conduct test drives for application tuning and debugging

Employment status: Full-time, long-term contract
Qualification requirements: 
• Able to design and create graphics, audio, or haptic human interfaces
• Application building with any one of: C/C++, C#, Java, or Python; preference is C#.NET
• Experienced with QT
• General engineering experimental and analytical skills using common tools

• Programming with Android platform
• Able to build multi-threaded applications on Windows: NET, WPF, WinForms, animations, gaming platforms, Unity, OF, Mono, OpenGL, DirectX, device driver encapsulation, XML
• Cross-platform experience a plus, such as Xamarin, OF; familiar with Arduino, NetDuino, haptics, auditory devices, TCP/IP, UDP
• Psychological research or human factor ergonomics knowledge
• Ability to interface devices at hardware, software, and control levels within a vehicle; for example: able to route wiring between control devices to graphical, audio, or haptic devices, design and build simple in-car mounting fixtures, vehicle CAN interface

Other characteristics also important - ALL of the following:
• Passion to create and try new ideas
• Go-getter attitude, self-sufficient, self-starter; stand on own abilities to complete tasks
• Effective verbal communication skills, both oral and written
• Able to work cooperatively with others
• Able and eager to quickly learn in all these ways: searching, reading, examples, trial and error
• Able to take higher level requests and ideas to completion independently
• Demonstrate inventiveness
• Comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment
• Willing to travel (probably no more than once every two months for a duration of a few days)
• Willing to work long hours on occasion
• Willing to work on new and diverse things as opposed to developing perfection in one area

Preferable additional requirements:
• Higher degrees
Bachelor's degree in any one of the following disciplines, or in a similar discipline: human factors engineering, ergonomics engineering, engineering psychology, computer science, information engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering
• Education in a combination of multiple disciplines

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience
Date posted: 2019 Jan 08