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LiveWire Software Staff Engineer-EV-Architecture


Mountain View, CA, US


LiveWire Software Staff Engineer-EV-Architecture  

Location: MOUNTAIN VIEW   
Career Band: Professional 
Job Function: Engineering 

LiveWire is pioneering the future of motorcycling by means of design, software, and experience. Success for this team is creating the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world. Operating like a start-up, we're seeking problem-solvers who demonstrate leadership while being comfortable with hands-on work every day. 

Our Engineering team at the Livewire Labs facility located in Mountain View, CA has an opening for a Staff Software Design Engineer – Software Architecture. This open position requires a relentless drive to success while working in an efficient, dynamic and agile systems focused engineering environment.


This engineer will be responsible for ownership of the overall software architecture common design, processes and integration to the H-D functional safety process.  This staff level systems engineer will demonstrate strong overall understanding of software development in both C code and model based, as well as serial communications including CAN.  Engineering technical skills related to software design review and analysis are required.


This is what you'll do:

  • Design the overall software main function blocks and define informational data flow through software component algorithms
  • Develop execution order requirements of software subsystems and functions to maximize efficiency of software execution while meeting the performance needs of all functions
  • Ensure designs meet requirements for modular and flexible software design of components for maximum re-use across other modules and vehicle platforms
  • Define processor sequence for memory management including flash, non-volatile, and overall segmentation
  • Understand and analyze requirements at vehicle and system level
  • Work in collaboration with module application software developers to perform design reviews on SW architecture implementation
  • Analyze the architecture design for DFMEA activity
  • Ensure coding standards and software best practice guidelines are followed


Education Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or related technical degree.  Masters in related field is preferred.  Formal Functional Safety training is a plus.


Experience Required

  • Minimum 8 years of experience with algorithm design and architecture, 10 years preferred
  • Basic understanding of all EV components:  DC/DC converter, Motor Controller / Inverter, BMS and High Voltage bus management, Cell / Pack HV behavior
  • Knowledge of end-to-end software process is required
  • MATLAB, Simulink; Auto-code generation and rapid prototyping systems experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of ISO 26262 work process and technical deliverables
  • Knowledge of CAN communication bus standards and experience with on-road vehicle software is a plus
  • Experience with DFMEA, PFMEA and related quality assurance processes
  • Proficiency in C code creating and editing is a plus
  • Team oriented working style and good communication skills for interaction with internal customers



LiveWire is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging, and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. As a company, we aspire to build a team that challenges the way things are done and creates solutions to problems in ways and manners new and unexpected. As individuals, we're a diverse group, as a team, we share a passion for the electrification of urban adventure and beyond.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, remote work, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, and more. Learn more about LiveWire here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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