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Embedded UI Engineer

Job in Helmond, the Netherlands

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English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

3 to 5 years

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Who is Lightyear?

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission; offering clean mobility for everyone, everywhere! Lightyear originates from the multiple world champion of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class, Solar Team Eindhoven. With Stella and Stella Lux this team developed a solar powered, 4 person, road legal car. Lightyear was officially established in 2016 aiming to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone! In 2016 it started with 5 visionaries. At the beginning of 2018 Lightyear had grown to 40 highly motivated people. Today, Lightyear consists of nearly 150 employees and keeps on growing. Lightyear has its own production facility and a new office to be delivered in the summer of 2019. This growth will continue in the coming years. For that reason we are looking for talent and experience to strengthen the company and contribute in achieving our mission!

What will you do as Embedded UI Engineer?

We believe that the car of the future should have a user experience to match. You will work on the infotainment and instrument cluster and on cool UX concepts with our design team to create the ultimate user experience. This includes exploring innovative user input and feedback and simulating driver experiences with Virtual Reality. You will get your hands dirty and develop User Interface software using Qt/QML/C++. You will also understand and optimize the systems running the user interfaces. Your job will focus, but is not limited to:

  • Discussing and writing requirements and specifications, design documents and test plans
  • Develop and test the in-vehicle User Interface in a structured way
  • Responsible for the systems running the user interfaces
  • Prototype and test unique user interface experiences and driver interaction
  • Create a close working relationship with suppliers and a multidisciplinary team

What do we expect from an Embedded UI Engineer at Lightyear?

To succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear, pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. In addition, we are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past (tried and tested) but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the "tried and tested" of the future! You are also someone with a high sense of responsibility and a cooperative attitude. You like short lines of communication. You have excellent communication skills, you are a self starter with a ‘can do’ mentality. You can create and build from scratch, you are committed, punctual, quality minded, a team player, flexible, stress resilient and of course a fast learner. Furthermore you'll bring:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Software Science, Information Technology or similar
  • At least 3 years of full-time experience in a similar role
  • Working experience and affinity for designing and implementing user interfaces for embedded products
  • Experience in developing with Qt/QML and C/C++ integration with Qt
  • Experience in automotive user interfaces (preferably using Kanzi) is a big plus
  • Experience in C/C++ and prototyping (i.e. Raspberry Pi/Arduino)
  • Experience in Linux systems
  • You are flexible and a quick learner capable of picking up new frameworks and tools in order to rapidly test the different concepts the design team cooks up
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are mandatory, Dutch is considered as a plus
  • Available for 40 hours per week

What can you expect from Lightyear?In addition to a challenging role as Embedded UI Engineer you also have the opportunity to work for a company with a real, honest and ambitious mission. This way you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the future of mobility! In addition, we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with accompanying opportunities
  • 40 vacation days a year. (based on full-time employment)
  • Excellent travel allowance that encourages the use of public transport
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks
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At Lightyear we are building an electric car that charges itself. From our experience at Solar Team Eindhoven we know this is only possible starting from scratch. At Lightyear we bring together a multidisciplinary team of highly motivated engineers, designers and visionaries to challenge the status quo. You can join us!
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