Principal Team Lead
Controls Embedded Software, Autonomous Vehicles
Posted on 1/6/2024

1,001-5,000 employees

Designer & manufacturer of AVs
Company Overview
Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality. The company is commercializing a world-class driverless system that is building the future of the automotive industry.
AI & Machine Learning
Robotics & Automation

Company Stage


Total Funding





Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience leading a team of 5+ Engineers in a value-driven organization
  • 8+ years of experience architecting and implementing real-time embedded software, preferably in the automotive space
  • Masters or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Expertise in Embedded C development within a large codebase
  • Experience successfully launching a new product into the commercial market
  • Experience with vehicle platform control algorithms in autonomous vehicles, including both on-road and simulation testing
  • Experience in bringing up new ECU firmware, HIL integration for simulation testing
  • Familiarity with the AUTOSAR development environment
  • Familiarity with Vector tools such as CANalyzer, CANape, CANoe
  • Familiarity with Automotive SPICE, MISRA C, ASIL-B & D and ISO 26262 requirements
  • Leads and grows an Embedded Software team to deliver autonomous driving vehicle control systems from design, prototyping, testing, deployment, to production
  • Provide technical leadership to make consequential decisions on architectural direction, strategic investments, tactical execution, and technical debt reduction
  • Oversees the development and optimization of critical platform control components such as body control, sensor cleaning, temperature control, and vehicle monitoring
  • Identifies and reviews technical requirements in collaboration with partnering teams, such as Systems Engineering and Safety, to drive the completion of features and projects
  • Coordinate with Motional partners and suppliers for the purpose of vehicle platform bring-up and next-generation platform design
  • Mentors, provides feedback (technical and professional) to team members, and collaborates with project managers to roadmap and execute plans on schedule
  • Understands and explains trade-offs and complex concepts to peers and leaders to drive decision-making
  • Self-motivation to generate new ideas, and provide a vision for the team and our system
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with ASIL-D standards for autonomous driving
  • Familiarity with safety features and system health monitoring in autonomous vehicles