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Product Engineer (all genders)



Wangen, Switzerland
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Who we are:

Zendar is creating a high-resolution radar imaging system that has resolution similar to lidar, allowing cars to see the driving world in all conditions and at long distance to travel at high speeds. We want to change the role of radar in the Advanced driving assist (ADAS) sensor stack and demonstrate that radars can take on many of the functions of lidar at a much lower cost. Zendar's technology fuses data streams from multiple sensors to build a more accurate scene and utilizes machine learning to predict likely environmental scenarios and provide situational awareness. All of this works in an embedded AI processor with tight latency and performance guarantees to deliver reliable sensing and perception.

Zendar was founded in the San Francisco Bay area, at the very heart of one of the most advanced regions in the development of advanced vehicles technologies. We also have offices in Wangen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) and Paris (France).

Zendar has a diverse and dynamic team of electrical, mechanical, RF, algorithms and software engineers with a deep background in sensing technology. Zendar is backed by Tier-1 VCs, has raised more than $50M in funding and has established strong partnerships with industry leaders. Our team has more than doubled in number over the last year as our technology has gained traction in the automotive and agriculture industries.

Who you are:

Zendar works with leading Tier 1s and OEMs to bring radar solutions to the automotive market. As a product engineer, you will

  • Work with engineering teams to define & meet project timelines for customer engagements.
  • Collect and understand testing goals, metrics, and success criteria for customer evaluations.
  • Travel & interface with customers utilizing our hardware/software in proof of concept (PoC) scenarios. Customers will mostly be Europe-based with some infrequent deployments in Asia and the Americas.
  • Take ownership of mechanical & electrical integration requirements from new customers and work with Zendar engineers to ensure they can be met.
  • Troubleshoot & support deployments in the field with different sensor configurations
  • Train customers on the usage of our hardware and software
  • Document and improve system deployment processes
  • Provision and test finished units, including flashing firmware and running QA tests before shipment
  • Maintain our internal prototype hardware in the lab & test vehicles, including servicing and repairing systems, installing new sensors, and running cables

What We Look For:

  • At least 1 year, preferably 3+ years of experience in a product or field operations role.
  • Ability to lead projects and deliver reliably on challenging goals.
  • Strong communication and cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Technical background, for example, experience in programming, hardware design, or algorithm development
  • Excellent English skills and good German skills in writing and speaking
  • Comfortable handling & installing hardware
  • Good knowledge in Linux (this is the operating system of our test environment)
  • Someone interested in problem solving and adapting to change

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with radar is a huge plus
  • Experience with cameras and/or LIDAR sensors is a plus
  • Experience working directly with customers in automotive, agricultural, or construction industries
  • Experience in project management

What We Have To Offer:

  • Opportunity to make an impact at a young, venture-backed company in an emerging market
  • Competitive salary plus share options
  • Performance based Bonus
  • Hybrid work model: in office 3 days per week, the rest… work from wherever!
  • Daily lunch supported by a fixed amount for in-office days to be used freely at your discretion

Zendar is committed to creating a diverse environment where talented people come to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.