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LiveWire Software Staff Engineer-EV


Mountain View, CA, US


LiveWire Software Staff Engineer-EV  

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 Engineer – Foundational Processor Support. 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 overall software engineering ownership of common software drivers, communication stacks, time and hardware based software interrupt scheduling, DMA, SPI comms, UART and Flash Emulated EEPROM.   Also, the engineer will assist with functional safety aspects of ISO 26262 related to software base layers.  This staff level systems engineer will demonstrate strong overall understanding of C code based software development and serial communications including CAN.  Technical skills related to performance on-bench and on-vehicle testing is required. 


This is what you'll do:  

  • Design C code and model-based control (MBD) software for new platform Electric Vehicles, specific to low level drivers and all NXP processor functions
  • Work with application level SW engineers to draft and refine driver, memory and processor tasking requirements
  • Develop unit level requirements and initial test case for driver functions
  • Develop tools and processes to optimize the processor interface with software
  • Evaluate and incorporate software changes based on component and sub-system interfaces
  • Verify system performance to H-D standards and work with test and verification entities to ensure system meets or exceeds targets
  • Create and support SIL (Software in the loop) and HIL (Hardware in the loop) test cases for functional module testing
  • Lead efforts for evaluation and implementation of ISO 26262 standards related to driver software, software tasking, and other deliverables.  ISO may include Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), HARA, and Functional Safety Requirements writing (FSR)
  • Knowledge Capture: Work with other system engineering groups, specifically powertrain, vehicle dynamics, and program management teams to ensure that vehicle interfaces are defined and supported. Support chassis systems related quality issues throughout current production and legacy vehicles


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 processor driver development, 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
  • Experience with DFMEA, PFMEA and related quality assurance processes
  • Extreme proficiency in C code creating and editing is required
  • Knowledge of end-to-end software process is required
  • MATLAB, Simulink; Auto-code generation and rapid prototyping systems experience is a plus
  • Minimum 1 year of experience with planning and conduction of vehicle and component tests as well as evaluation of test results and reporting, 3 years preferred
  • 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
  • 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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