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Solutions Engineer – IoT Automotive Platform Solutions

US
Job ID
2017-1342
Category
Automotive Programs


The Internet of Things (IoT) will unlock trillions of dollars in value over the next 10 years as 50 billion devices are brought online. Aeris is at the forefront of this industry, building networks and applications to enable Fortune 500 clients like Chrysler, Honda and Bosch fundamentally improve their businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Chicago, London, Delhi, and Tokyo as well as other markets.  We rank among the top ten cellular providers for the IoT globally, powering critical projects across energy, transportation, retail, healthcare and more.

 

Built from the ground up for IoT and road-tested at scale, Aeris IoT Services are based on the broadest technology stack in the industry, spanning connectivity up to vertical solutions.  As veterans of the industry, we know that implementing an IoT solution can be complex, and we pride ourselves on making it simpler.

 

Our company is in an enviable spot. We’re profitable, and both our bottom line and our global reach are growing rapidly. We’re playing in an exploding market where technology evolves daily and acquisitions / consolidations happen left and right. We’ve got a stellar, strategic management team who find joy in working together and are executing effectively across the board.

 

 A few things to know about us:

 

  • We put our customers first. When making decisions, we always seek to do what is right for our customer first, our company second, our teams third, and individual selves last.
  • We do things differently.  As a pioneer in a highly-competitive industry that is poised to reshape every sector of the global economy, we cannot fall back on old models. Rather, we must chart our own path and strive to out-innovate, out-learn, out-maneuver and out-pace the competition on the way.
  • We walk the walk on diversity. We’re a brilliant and eclectic mix of ethnicities, religions, industry experiences, sexual orientations, generations and more – and that’s by design. We see diverse perspectives as a core competitive advantage.
  • Integrity is essential. We believe in doing things well – and doing them right. Integrity is a core value here: you’ll see it embodied in our staff, our management approach and growing social impact work (we have a VP devoted to it).  You’ll also see it embodied in the way we manage people and our HR issues: we expect employees and managers to deal with issues directly, immediately and with the utmost respect for each other and for the Company.
  • We are owners. Strong managers enable and empower their teams to figure out how to solve problems. You will be no exception, and will have the ownership, accountability and autonomy needed to be truly creative.

                                                  

As we continue to expand and explore different IoT solutions offerings, we are looking for a Telematics Solutions Engineer – IoT Automotive Platform Solutions. This is where you come in! In this impactful role, you will lead our efforts to refine our offerings for our global customers. You will make a direct impact on the direction of our company when it comes to this exciting connected vehicle space. Ideally the right candidate will be based in the Detroit area, Chicago, IL, or San Jose. CA. Are you ready for the challenge?


The right candidate must have a “go for it” attitude, excellent communication skills, strong collaboration skills, be a natural learner, and flexible thinker. You will be interacting and building consensus across multiple teams at Aeris including engineering, business development, sales and operations.  This role requires maturity, polish, having a light touch, being an exceptional team player with a successful track record of working directly with automotive customers and partners. 

 

You will be responsible for customizing requirements for near and mid-term mobility and telematics products.  You will drive innovation along with consensus across engineering and operations. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with automotive OEM customers to understand their technical telematics environment, including
    • In-vehicle device functionality and capabilities
    • Telematics or connected vehicle services
    • Surrounding environments and platforms
    • Related business systems
    • Integration requirements and methods
  • Develop and document high-level system architecture, including systems, scope, and interfaces
  • Work with the OEM, product management, and technical account management teams to develop and document functional requirements for systems, processes and services
  • Work with the OEM and Aeris operations teams to develop and document operational requirements for Aeris’s operations and support resources facing the OEM
  • Be the voice of the automaker – understand and communicate OEM requirements to internal Aeris organizations, including product management, technical account management, engineering, and operations
  • Drive consensus on timelines as well as roles and responsibilities between Aeris and automakers with respect to operations, reporting, and consideration with engineering
  • Drive consensus between Aeris engineering and Aeris product management, understanding on product vision and product roadmap
  • Working hand-in-hand with program management, project managers, and account management, maintain adherence to timelines and ‘drop-dead’ dates
  • Ability to travel to work on-site in both domestic and international locations


What we look for in you:

  • BS or MS in a technical area such as Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, etc.
  • 7+ years’ experience, at least 3 years of automotive product development experience with OEM or Tier 1 supplier
  • Able to work independently, gain the trust of your team, and navigate sensitive OEM relationships
  • Strong understanding of the complexities of automotive telematics
  • Ability to learn and understand Aeris’ role in the automotive ecosystem
  • Ideally, an engineer with experience representing the consumer and business side
  • Combine technical fluency with customer-facing communications skills
  • Intellectually curious, continuous learner, creative thinker, yet pragmatic
  • Attention to detail for product requirements and documentation
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, and a “roll up the sleeves” attitude with a startup spirit

 

Aeris walks the walk on diversity. We’re a brilliant mix of varying ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and professional/personal/military experiences – and that’s by design. Different perspectives are essential to our culture, innovative process and competitive edge. Aeris is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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