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HMI Development Lead

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota US


Job Number: 4463

Requisition Number: R2796

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.

Job Description


Polaris, a global powersports leader, is looking foran HMI Development Lead to guide our offshore HMI engineering team. This is an exciting position on a team building world-class connected rider solutions. As a Development Lead, you will participate in the entire software development lifecycle. This role is a mix of technical player/coach and project management. The ideal candidate is effective in a fast-paced Agile environment and has a proven track record leading teams that deliver new solutions, integrate with vendor products and refactor existing software. Interest in powersports is a big plus!


  • Partner with engineering managers to build a world-class offshore engineering team
  • Mentor developers and promote growth and excellence within the development organization
  • Assist with offshore interviewing, contribute to offshore team member appraisals
  • Work flexible hours to accommodate collaboration with offshore teams
  • Work with multiple stakeholders, document technical requirements, understand and clarify functional requirements, articulate technical risks, trade-offs and ROI
  • Provide, refine, document and communicate effort estimates during the entire development lifecycle
  • Create and monitor delivery milestones for multiple simultaneous projects
  • Ensure that progress metrics are consistently captured, monitored, and reported to management
  • Drive consistent issue and risk management across offshore HMI projects
  • Perform task-level breakdowns and assign to team members
  • Actively contribute to technical standards and process
  • Design, develop, and debug complex software
  • Review software developed by others, enforce adherence to standards including unit testing
  • Build and maintain high team morale and engagement
  • Operate under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A passion for developing beautiful, intuitive User Interfaces
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed


Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical engineering or a related field
  • Proven track record delivering on-time with quality
  • Strong understanding of Agile development principles and metrics, experience applying them across distributed teams
  • 4+ years of progressive C++ experience
  • 3+ years of Qt/QML experience
  • 4+ years of Infotainment development and/or leadership experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience leading offshore teams
  • Demonstrated mastery of Object-Oriented Development and User Interface design patterns (MVC, MVVM)
  • Excellent API design skills
  • Strong understanding of Linux inter-process communication

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Tier 1 or Tier 2 automotive infotainment experience
  • Infotainment Navigation experience
  • Experience implementing Linux applications and daemons
  • Experience with wireless communication technologies (Bluetooth Classic and LE, Wi-Fi, Cellular)
  • Experience with connected vehicle use cases and technologies
  • Solid understanding of Linux boot-time optimization strategies
  • Experience with projection technologies (Android Auto, CarPlay)
  • Experience with Android OS for infotainment/automotive
  • Experience with wired (USB, Ethernet) and wireless (Bluetooth, WiFi) communication
  • Hardware-In-The-Loop simulation experience
  • Experience with Voice Recognition

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. 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 includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

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: Plymouth

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: HMI Development Lead

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