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Continental Algorithm Development Engineer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Algorithm Development Engineer

Auburn Hills, MI


Job Description


Continental Automotive is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world and a leader in automated driving. Through our pioneering technologies and services, we’re changing the future of mobility to make it more safe, smart, and sustainable. Our Auburn Hills, MI location is seeking a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented Algorithm Development Engineer to join our team.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


The ADAS Algorithm Development Engineer will develop function algorithms for application projects that will go into series production in the next few years. Our Functions portfolio includes features for safety assistance, trailer maneuvering, and automated parking. In addition to collaborating within the Functions team, the Algorithm Development Engineer will collaborate with radar/camera sensing engineers and system test engineers to deliver functions to application projects.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Analyze measurement data from test vehicles using simulation tools and advanced data analysis techniques, to identify issue root-causes and implement function improvements

  2. Develop/calibrate features for safety assistance, trailer maneuvering or automated parking (ex. decision tree, motion planning, controls algorithms)

  3. Collaborate effectively with multiple engineering teams (internal and external) to determine requirements, architecture, and test methods to ensure on-time achievement of project objectives

  4. Manage function requirements, including analysis, customer clarifications, and traceability

  5. Contribute to SW Quality and Releases through implementing unit verification, peer code reviews, risk assessments, ASPICE audits, etc.


• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401(k) Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field such as Physics / Mathematics / Computer science

  • Strong programming skills in C or similar coding language such as C++ or Python

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • High level of critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • 2+ years experience in automotive industry or related field

  • Must be willing to work on different products and different algorithm development roles to fill department needs

  • Must be willing to travel internationally or domestically

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-starter and motivated to develop into a domain lead engineer that is responsible for overall algorithm delivery in an application project

  • Experience with ADAS Sensors and Systems (Ex. Radar, Computer Vision, Sensor Fusion, Road Model, Path Planning)

  • Advanced degree (Masters/PhD) in Engineering or related field such as Physics / Mathematics / Computer science

  • Experience in automating analysis of large datasets with Python

  • Hands-on experience with CarMaker and/or CarSim

  • Experience in complex embedded control systems

  • Firm grasp of statistical concepts and ability to analyze large sets of data

  • Hands on experience with Markov Decision Processes, motion planning (A, D, RRTs, etc.), optimal estimation methods (ex. Kalman filtering), Vehicle Dynamics

  • 1+ years professional experience at a robotics, aerospace, defense, or automotive company developing safety and/or mission-critical control systems

  • Exposure to Requirements Management Tools such as DOORS, Software Engineering Processes (V-Cycle, Waterfall, Agile)

  • Clean driving record and willingness to work with test vehicles

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About Continental

The Autonomous Mobility and Safety Business Area integrates safety technologies and controls vehicle dynamics to ensure safe and comfortable driving. The objective is to implement "Vision Zero", the vision of accident-free driving. Autonomous Mobility and Safety's components and system capabilities are prerequisites for autonomous mobility.

Job Category



United States


Autonomous Mobility and Safety (AMS)

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