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Android Framework Engineer

Company: Volkswagen of America, Inc
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Intelligent Cockpit & Body "ICB" Growing division under CARIAD

Job Description

Innovation. Sophistication. Optimization. This is our passion.

Worldwide, the Volkswagen Group has a long tradition of dramatic innovations. The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest car maker in Europe. The Group comprises of twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, --KODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.

Here in the US, we are blending German engineering with American ingenuity. Our mission is to drive change which means we are not only impacting one of the world's largest car makers, but also the lives of millions of people. Are you ready to join us?

Role Summary

This is an engineering level position in the Advanced System Development Team. The main task of this position is the adaptation of the Android Framework to support advanced features in a connected embedded environment. This ensures the compatibility with future versions of Android. The overall goal is to develop the next generation of infotainment and car computing systems together with leading technology partners and Tier 1s.

Role Responsibilities

- Joint system development of car computer solutions in early development phases in collaboration with system engineers and software experts from technology partners

- Analysis and profiling of Android framework, system applications, or system services

- Identification of architectural/technical issues on AOSP framework level and definition of solutions ensuring upgradeability as well as compliance with future versions of Android

- Improvement of Android framework stability and optimization of critical operation states

- Contribute to Android related framework and interface reviews

- Technical alignment with suppliers and development partners

Additional responsibilities:

- Creation of technical specifications and documentation

- Independent handling of project priorities, deadlines and deliverables

- Tracking of assigned system issues including ticket reviews

- Status reporting to project stakeholders


Years of Experience

- 5-7 years

Education Required

- Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field. Masters preferred

Required Skills

- Thorough knowledge about the Android Framework and the AOSP platform architecture

- 3+ years of working experience in modifying Android framework components, system applications, and system services

- Deep knowledge about the Android SDK

- Familiar with CDD and related test suites (e.g. Compatibility Test Suite)

- Proficiency in Java, Kotlin, or C++

Desired Skills

- Knowledge about Android Automotive OS

- Knowledge about the Android Architecture (in particular Linux Kernel, Hardware Abstraction Layer, Treble, etc.)

- Familiar in modifying and developing system applications

- Working experience with Google Services for Android

- Experience with agile development practices and tools (e.g. SAFe, Confluence, Jira, etc.)

Work Flexibility

- Occasional early morning (virtual) meetings to align with stakeholders and development teams in Germany.

- Occasional domestic & international business travel may be required to support usability studies and planning/integration workshops with our suppliers and development partners.

Volkswagen Group of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, color, gender identity/expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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