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Firmware Engineer - EV


Mountain View, CA, US

Auto req ID: 1304 
Title: Firmware Engineer - EV 
Job Function: Engineering 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?


Harley-Davidson is on a mission to the lead the electrification of the Motorcycle Industry and is excited to open LiveWire Labs, our Development Innovation Center focused on EV Systems. We are looking for an EV Firmware Engineer to join an experienced team driving the innovation, design and development of the EV components for H-D’s future portfolio of HV and LV electric vehicles.


In this position you will:


  • Design and develop embedded systems software for low-level board and RTOS bring up, bootloader, and device drivers.
  • Work on a modular software architecture that can be used across our family of future EV vehicles.
  • Utilize individual and group design, drawing, specification and code reviews to demonstrate and drive the application of robust technical fundamentals to optimize vehicle performance, quality, DFM/DFA and cost.
  • Leverage H-D’s extensive product development assets including test labs, proving grounds and expert product development capabilities to deliver best-in-class performance, usability and quality. 


Education Required:


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or software engineering. Advanced degree appreciated.


Knowledge & Experience Required:


  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Proven track record developing complex low-level embedded systems, and familiarity with common EV subsystems including battery, power electronics, and electric motor fundamentals.
  • Experience standing up new embedded systems from the earliest stages, including RTOS selection, bootloader implementation, software update process, and device driver implementation.
  • Embedded software design and development experience using the C programming language, Model Based Design tools like Simulink, source configuration systems like subversion or git, bug tracking tools like Jira, and code review systems such as Collaborator or Phabricator.
  • Deep understanding of software best practices and agile development methodologies.
  • Success in solving challenging technical problems in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects in a clear, concise manner to multiple levels of the organization.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.


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


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 

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

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