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Senior Controls Engineer (f/m/d)



Munich, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

FERNRIDE is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging because we value and celebrate everyone's differences and individuality. We strive to create an open, safe space in which you feel empowered and authentic. FERNRIDE has over 130 employees, from 35+ countries. Our culture is characterized by the company values and fundamentals: #wewinasoneteam #weexecuteanddeliver #weareambitiousinnovators #weareopentochange #weputcustomervaluefirst #respect #professionalism #safety.

What will you do

Our team works on enabling automating truck driving within container yards. We are on the hunt for passionate and pragmatic individuals to contribute their expertise in Perception, Control, and Localization. Leveraging a cutting-edge sensor suite that includes LIDARs, Radars, Cameras, and GNSS technology, we are dedicated to tackling the most complex real-world scenarios in container yards. If you are ready to be a part of a forward-thinking team, working within well-defined Operational Design Domain (ODD) constraints, and driving innovative solutions to accelerate development while mitigating technical risks, this is the place to be.

Leave your footprint by:

You will play a pivotal role in the advancement of our self-driving technology stack. You will be responsible for contributing to the design, development, implementation, and testing of controls algorithms that underpin our autonomous driving system. Your expertise will directly impact our ability to navigate complex environments, make informed decisions, and ensure the safety and reliability of our self-driving vehicles. Key responsibilities include:
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and implement controls algorithms that enable safe and efficient autonomous driving.
  • Analyzing limitations of base-vehicle platform and selecting algorithms and method to enable robust controls
  • Developing and optimizing of algorithms to enhance vehicle automated driving performance.
  • Participating in the complete software development lifecycle, from conception to deployment, while adhering to best practices and coding standards.
  • Iteratively testing and validating your algorithms in simulation and real-world scenarios to ensure robust performance and safety.
  • Contribute into roadmap planning, helping estimate timelines and risks of development tasks

What you will bring to the team?

  • A proven track record of successfully shipping self-driving software solutions, showcasing your ability to overcome complex challenges and deliver results.
  • Expertise in C++ programming language, with a strong understanding of software development principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing robust controls algorithms for autonomous vehicles.
  • Familiarity with perception algorithms and sensor fusion techniques to enable smooth integration of algorithms across the stack.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a diverse team.
  • Excellent communication skills to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

What we offer @FERNRIDE

Working with FERNRIDE means accomplishments are based on team effort, so all my colleagues and I benefit from:

  • Company shares
  • Flexible working hours in a hybrid work model
  • Up to six weeks of remote work across Europe
  • Team events and quarterly offsites
  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun-loving culture
  • 30 days of vacation
  • Snacks / beverage

Who we are

FERNRIDE offers scalable automation solutions for yard trucking that increase productivity, promote sustainability, and improve worker safety. We employ a human-assisted automation approach, which allows for remote takeovers of electric trucks when necessary. This ensures seamless integration and reliable operations for logistics operators. With over a decade of research and high-profile customers, including Volkswagen, HHLA, DB Schenker, and BSH, FERNRIDE uses cutting-edge technology to address major industry challenges, such as driver shortages and the negative environmental impact of logistics operations.