Software Engineer Sensor Fusion C++ - Autonomous Driving (m/f/d) at CARIAD (Ingolstadt, Germany)

We are CARIAD, an automotive software company and part of the Volkswagen Group. Our mission is to make the automotive experience safer, more sustainable, more comfortable, more digital, and more fun. Soon, we'll be a team of more than 5,000 software developers and engineers, building the leading tech stack for the automotive industry and creating a unified software platform for over 10 million new vehicles per year.

Were looking for talented, digital minds like you to help us create code that moves the world. Together with you, well build outstanding digital experiences and products for all Volkswagen Group brands that will transform mobility. Join us as we shape the future of the car and everyone around it.


We are aiming at bringing assisted and automated driving features to our roads on our journey towards autonomous driving. These in-house developed features will guide you through the whole development process. From concept until release to the customer. The key challenge to enable self-driving vehicles is the perception of the environment of the car - in all relevant situations and use-cases. For our environment model we go beyond state of the art approaches to gain and process information about the vehicle's surroundings provided by a multitude of sensors as well as backend services.


  • Develop state of the art algorithms for information and sensor fusion of among others camera, lidar and radar
  • Create the environment model for the Autonomous Driving System of the future
  • Responsibility for research, implementation and test of sensor fusion algorithms for tasks such as object tracking, semantic segmentation, optimization algorithms, SLAM or occupancy grid mapping
  • Leverage tooling and automation, measuring everything to monitor and improve key metrics such as availability and performance


  • Degree in computer science, electrical engineering, information technology or a comparable course of study, PhD is a plus
  • Passion to shape the future by using the latest technologies
  • Proficient skills in C++ - a plus is a GitHub profile
  • Practical experience with agile methods and tools, love for clean code and scalable architectures
  • As a plus you have experience in software development according to ASPICE and ISO 26262


  • 35-hour weeks
  • Remote / mobile work
  • Company pension plan
  • Annual professional development
  • Recruiting Business Partner: Stefan Göppel

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