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Vehicle Systems Architect

Location Krakow (City), Lesser Poland, Poland

Job ID J000646835

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About Aptiv Connected Services and our project:

Formed from several startups Aptiv has recently acquired, Aptiv Connected Services is an independent division within Aptiv. Connected Services provides telematics, module reflash, and data analytics solutions to vehicle manufacturers and fleets. We help our customers analyze their vehicle data to obtain insights that enable them to operate more efficiently and produce better products. With teams working across the globe, Connected Services combines data acquisition capabilities with powerful edge and cloud computing architecture, resulting in an enterprise-class solution. Come join the Aptiv Connected Services team for a unique opportunity to work with and learn from experts, while also significantly contributing to the future of mobility! Mobility has the power to change the world, and we have the power to change mobility.

Your Role:

We are looking for a Vehicle Systems Architect to lead the development of solutions for automotive data acquisition, with a focus on device-to-cloud and device-to-peripheral communication.

The Vehicle Systems Architect is a critical member of the team responsible for the design, development, and functional verification of a best-in-class vehicle data acquisition, telematics, and data analytics platform.

As a Vehicle Systems Architect, you will work to understand the state of the art in automotive systems, vehicle data acquisition technology, vehicle systems validation processes, and the needs of our customers. You will design and launch new Vehicle Data Recorder (VDR) software features utilizing cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet communication to enable functions such as firmware updates, IoT messaging, edge-to-cloud data transfer, over-the-air (OTA) updates, video (acquisition and automated analysis), and communication with tablet (e.g., Android) peripherals. Experience with communications security (e.g., implementing device-to-cloud communication utilizing mTLS) is paramount.

Your Role:

  • Combine market trends, customer needs and product vision into a detailed description of what to build and convey that vision to the rest of the development and coding team.

  • Be the main architect for new features by running design meetings, producing formal requirements for software engineering teams, and prioritizing needed sprint tasks.

  • Work with program management to track the implementation of software features and ensure milestones and timing are met.

  • Develop structured test plans for verification of prototype software applications.

  • Conduct engineering tests and coordinate software POCs to analyze the feasibility and applicability of proposed software solutions.

  • Triage, root cause and resolve issues.

  • Stay current in training in the latest automotive systems technology.

  • Be the main point of contact to our internal and external customers, guide them through development lifecycle, and discuss on daily basis their detailed requirements, propose when they are not sure, and manage your product.


  • Experience in technical product leadership role.

  • Experience producing requirements documentation, use cases, user stories and other artifacts.

  • Experience with agile software development process and breaking large projects into manageable pieces.

  • Very good leadership skillset, prioritization of work and communication with external stakeholders.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Proven ability to meet commitments and deliver to timelines.

  • Strong desire to learn new things, and ability to perform independent product and market research.

  • Demonstrable independent problem-solving ability.

  • Experience working with remote teams.

What will make you stand out:

  • Work within the automotive industry, connected vehicles and vehicle diagnostics.

  • Track record of leading software teams on major initiatives.

  • Experience with registration, certificate, and authenticated security systems. With AWS a plus.

  • IoT related communication including experience with MQTT and AWS IoT services.

  • Familiarity with shell scripts and C/C++ application development for Linux.

  • Automotive ECU updates / re-flash, Over-the-Air updating, etc.

  • Familiarity with microcontrollers and ARM processor.

  • Experience with Bluetooth, USB, and Ethernet device communication.

  • Developing automotive or similar data analysis, simulation, dashboarding, and reporting solution.

  • Embedded applications, particularly in the automotive industry.

  • Knowledge of Functional Safety and SPICE processes.

  • Experience with CI/CD workflows, Jira, Github.

  • Familiarity with cloud-based software architectures from AWS, Azure.


Aptiv Rewards & Advantages

Get a list of benefits such as private health care, child fund, life insurance, Employee Pension Plan (+ 3,5% on each gross salary), trainings, sports activities Multisport card, etc.

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger.

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some See Technology. We See a Way to Make Connections.

At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 180,000 of us globally, located in 46 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.


Update February 11, 2022

‘We are one of the largest vehicle technology suppliers and our customers include the 25 largest automotive original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the world. We operate 127 major manufacturing facilities and 12 major technical centers utilizing a regional service model that enables us to efficiently and effectively serve our global customers from best cost countries. We have a presence in 46 countries and have approximately 18,900 scientists, engineers and technicians focused on developing market relevant product solutions for our customers’

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