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Chief Architect for embedded ADAS/Radar SoCs (f/m/d)

Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Job ID : J000636263

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We say goodbye to the basic electronic architecture created in the late 90s and hello to a smarter way of designing and building vehicles. As part of our hardware team, you help us engineer, design and produce an entirely new and smarter architecture for tomorrow’s cars.

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  • Analytical
  • Communicative
  • Curious
  • Quick-thinking
  • Solution-Driven
  • Team player

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“Over the years, I’ve worked with passionate and brilliant people from various competencies to bring new ideas to life-changing products. My coworkers are awesome! The trust and support that I’ve received from my supervisor and coworkers allow me to perform my job with great satisfaction and make a difference in the real world.”

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Job Description


We are Aptiv - a global technology company with 190,000 specialists in 46 countries, 3,000 of them in Germany. We develop innovative software and build the hardware to bring autonomous driving cars, advanced driver-assistance systems, connected vehicles and smart cities to life in a way that only we can. We work in partnership with almost all car manufacturers. Our sensors, systems and software can already be found in almost all passenger cars today.

In this role you will lead a small team and report into our Technical Program Director (based in Wuppertal). You will be responsible for IP management, the technology assessments, building operational partnerships with semiconductor suppliers, concepts for embedded and scalable IP for radar AI/ML, cost assessments, market overview and planning, embedded and external memory concepts etc. Your work is directly connected with sensors, ML, system architectures, radar algorithms and features and functions.

Your Role:

  • Lead the Advanced Engineering cross-product line SoC for high-performance computer platforms (Safety, Connectivity & Security and User Experience)

  • Technical Lead for SoC IP strategy and partnerships across product lines

  • Lead SoC Platform Architect for our Gen 2.0 and 3.0 ADAS Satellite platforms

  • Work across the organization to lead and guide SoC related topics

  • Define and drive Machine Learning SoC hardware definition

  • Manage a small working team of 3-5 advanced engineers to execute the above

  • Technical Fellow for SoCs within Aptiv with touch points and great visibility to our Executive Committee

Your Background:

  • University degree (ideally Master of Science) in computer engineering, computer science, information systems, electrical engineering or a related field

  • 8+ years of experience in ADAS functions

  • Knowledge on the expert level in radar technology

  • Knowledge on the expert level in Machine Learning

  • Knowledge on the expert level in hardware architecture

  • Many years of technical and disciplinary management responsibility

  • Great organizational skills

  • Great leadership skills

  • German knowledge would be an advantage

Aptiv Rewards & Advantages:

  • Freedom and interesting tasks in an environment where work is fun and where you can analyze world-changing problems and develop solutions

  • We value our employees as the most important value of our company

  • We offer flexible and family-friendly working hours

  • We compensate competitively according to your degree and experience

  • We enable a variety of training opportunities

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 190,000 of us globally, located in 46 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.

Are you interested in this job? Awesome! We look forward to receiving your application .

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the position and Aptiv, please contact Mr Frederick Dohn, Talent Acquisition Manager. He is happy to assist you and is available at +49 202 291 1632 or by e-mail at

Applications from severely disabled persons and persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal suitability.

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