At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

Firmware Software Lead

Location: Novi, Michigan US


Job Number: 4901

Requisition Number: R4765

Position Title:

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.

Polaris, a global powersports leader, is looking fora software lead - Firmware to lead our offshore firmware engineering team. This is an exciting position on a team building world-class connected rider solutions. As a technicalcontributoron the team, you will have the ability and empowerment to make changes and move quickly. You will have the opportunityto directly impactcellular connectivity, infotainment, and cloud development projectsat Polaris. The ideal candidate is effective in a fast-paced Agile development environment, pushing industry best practices and system maturity. Interest in powersports is a plus, as there are many opportunities to ride!


  • Work with engineering managers and build a world-class offshore engineering team.
  • Work with different stakeholders, understand the requirement, document software requirements, and lead the global firmware engineering team to design and develop software to implement the requirement.
  • Lead global firmware engineering team to create software development plan, and execute software development per the plan for assigned projects.
  • Lead daily or weekly project execution meeting with global firmware teams, and provide project status to functional management team and program management team.
  • Lead design and design review for related software features.
  • Analyze the firmware requirement.
  • Architect firmware software based on user need
  • Provide functional level estimate and task breakdown
  • Perform design, design review, code review as needed
  • Perform software developments as needed
  • Flexible enough to work on multiple products being produced for a fast-changing market
  • Have a customer-focused mindset for delivering a product that is centered around a great customer experience
  • Analyze sub-system performance for bottlenecks
  • Constantly lookfor ways to increase the team's velocity/productivity by eliminatingwaste
  • Help build and maintain high team morale
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed


Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical engineering or related field or MS in a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years software development for In Vehicle Infotainment(IVI) product.
  • Minimum of 3 years software leadership experience leading offshore teams.
  • Minimum of 5 years firmware development experience.
  • Willing to work in flexible hours where he or she can collaborate better with offshore team.
  • Strong programming and debugging skills (C++ preferred).
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Experience implementing Linux applications and daemons.
  • Comfort using desktop Linux and open source tools for day-to-day development.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new skills with minimal supervision.
  • Familiar with Agile software development methodology in Automotive.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with connected vehicle use case and technology.
  • Software development experience in automotive industry.
  • Experience with Android Auto.
  • Experience with Voice Recognition.
  • Experience with using Android OS for automotive industry.
  • Tier - 1 or Tier - 2 working experience for automotive industry.
  • Experience with BlueZ, oFono, OBEX, PulseAudio and/or related open source audio and media.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Bluetooth (Classic and LE) and audio/DSP technologies.
  • Strong knowledge about CAN, Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Sirius XM, and other IVI features.
  • Strong knowledge about Linux kernel development.
  • Experience with unit test.

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: Novi

State: Michigan

Community / Marketing Title: Firmware Software Lead

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