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Sr. Localization Engineer, Autonomous Driving

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NIO San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 4 months ago

Job Title: Sr. Localization Engineer, Autonomous Driving

Location: San Jose, CA


Team charter

The Advanced Technologies and Autonomy team is responsible for delivering highly available, high quality systems to enable NIO's Autonomous driving vehicles. Our mission is to provide the next generation of hardware, software and algorithmic solutions. This includes but not limited to sensing, compute, storage as well as vehicle controls and safety system compute.

What the team works on

  • Autonomy hardware and software architecture

  • Design, development, integration, and test of autonomous compute and sensing hardware

  • Mass storage and Event Data Recorders

  • Vehicle and Safety Controller HW and related functions

  • Environment and Sensor modeling and simulation

  • Autonomy Al and Controls

  • Autonomy R&D Tools

  • Autonomy compute and sensing HW and SW redundancy

  • Sensing, GPS and IMU hardware, software, and integration

  • Autonomy compute communication (sensing, compute, and controller inter-ECU communication)


  • Investigate and implement state-of-the-art localization algorithms for autonomous cars.

  • Responsible for developing algorithms and tools for Laser- and vision-based mapping, Place detection, Global localization, Lifelong mapping, SLAM, Visual Odometry etc.


  • Masters degree in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/Statistics/Mathematics/Physics.

  • Industry experience with Localization/Mapping, SLAM, Visual Odometry, Computer Vision and/or Machine Learning,

  • Industry experience of functional programming with C/C++.

  • Knowledge of probabilistic filtering and nonlinear optimization techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/Statistics/Mathematics/Physics.

  • Demonstrated ability in the application of localization/mapping in real-world applications.

  • ROS/OpenCV experience.

  • Experience in Sensor Fusion is a plus.

  • Experience with parallel/grid computing is a plus.

  • Strong oral and written skills.

  • Experience with Agile software development.

  • Previous experience in the automotive industry is preferred, but not required.

About NIO

Our mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle for our users by offering smart, premium electric vehicles and providing the best user experience. We are a global company with world-class research and development, design and manufacturing centers in Shanghai, Beijing, San Jose, Munich, London and nine other locations. NIO U.S. is our Global Advanced Technology Center and North American headquarters.

Our global company has achieved many great milestones such as:

  • Securing the inaugural Formula E Drivers' Championship title in 2015
  • Unveiling the fastest electric car in the world, the EP9, and setting a lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nrburgring Nordschleife in 2016
  • Unveiling its vision car, EVE, in 2017
  • Setting a new world speed record for an autonomous vehicle with the EP9 at the Circuit of the Americas in 2017
  • Launching the ES8, a seven-seat high performance electric SUV, on December 16 with deliveries slated to begin in 2018.

Want to be a part of this? Join us!

NIO is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

NIO US is an E-Verify employer.

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