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Embedded Telematics Engineer

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 3388

Requisition Number: 14170BR

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External Description: JOB SUMMARY:
Polaris, a global powersports leader in off-road vehicles,motorcycles and snowmobiles, is looking for an experienced and passionate Telematics Engineer to join our Connected Vehicle team. In this role, you will build logic on embedded systems that captures and processes vehicle sensor and usage data and securely transmits those data to the cloud. You will have the opportunity to directly impact product and technology initiatives at Polaris. The ideal candidate possesses strong design, coding, testing, problem solving, and communication skills, and is effective in a fast-paced Agile Development environment. Interest in Powersports is a plus, as there are many opportunities to ride!
• Designand develop next-generation telematics functionality on embedded Linux systems
• Engage in rapid prototyping and technical proof of concept activities
• Refine requirements by articulating feasibility and cost/benefit tradeoffs
• Estimate development and test effort and identify planning dependencies
• Quickly understand hardware architecture capabilities & limitations, identify risks and propose solutions
• Integrate new telematics logic with existing infotainment firmware
• Work with Polaris team members and external vendors in multiple locations
• Closely collaborate with cloud and mobile engineers, participate in team-wide design reviews
• Conduct bench and vehicle unit testing, invest heavily in test automation
• Assist with integration testing including cloud telemetry ingestion and vehicle configuration updates
• Maintain a security-focused mindset

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
• 3+ years of hands-on development experience with C and/or C++ on ARM processors in an embedded Linux environment
• Excellent knowledge of compilers & debuggers for ARM-based development
• Demonstrated experience with vehicle network technologies (CAN J1939, Ethernet)
• Experience using CAN stack software (SocketCAN, CANAnalyer, Kvaser, Vector, etc)
• Knowledge of multiple communication protocols: UDP, TCP, HTTP, FTP, HTTP, MQTT, CoAP, etc
• Deep knowledge of unit testing strategies to ensure appropriate test coverage
• Solid understanding of software configuration management and continuous integration tools
• Skilled in leveraging cloud APIs (REST, SOAP)
• Working knowledge of In-Vehicle Infotainment systems
• Experience in agile collaboration models (e.g. Kanban/Scrum) with deadlines
• General understanding of OTA update mechanisms and related security requirements
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
• Previous experience developing automotive infotainment or connected vehicle software
• General understanding of vehicle cellular connectivity: APN, VPN, eSIM, etc
• Experience with wired (USB, Ethernet) and wireless (Bluetooth, WiFi) communication
• Knowledge of digital encryption and signature technologies: TLS, SSL, Secure Boot,Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), Security Certificate Management, AES,Encryption at rest, etc
• Experience with automotive diagnostic software, such as ODX
• Exposure to product DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
• Hardware-In-The-Loop simulation experience
• A passion for powersports
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About this location

This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

About Polaris

Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don't just create products - they are part of a lifestyle. It's the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris' innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Minneapolis

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Embedded Telematics Engineer

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