Research Engineer in Embedded Systems and Safety


  • Full Time

NIO is a global company with R&D offices in North America, Germany, the UK, and China. NIO is the leader in the intelligent Electronic Vehicle (EV) industry in China, which is the largest, fastest-growing EV market in the world, and is also rapidly expanding its business worldwide.
NIO is seeking research engineers for our Digital Cockpit team located in San Jose, California.
You will research new technologies, and technologies used in other industries which can be applied to create the next immersive user experience.




  • Research, design, prototype, develop, and validate technologies and solutions for complex multi-processor and multi–Operating Systems embedded systems.
  • Create state-of-the-art software architecture documents and diagrams.
  • Communicate to others and advocate industry best practices in embedded software design and architecture.



  • Ph.D. or master’s degree with publication and research projects, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Communication, and Electronics.
  • 1-year experience in a relevant domain in industry or academia.
  • Excellent knowledge of embedded software system architecture principles, software design patterns
  • Experience with Embedded systems including CPU, DSP, GPU subsystems
  • Experience or strong interest and knowledge in safety concepts, safety mechanisms applied to embedded systems
  • Experience with C, C++, python

    Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience profiling and analyzing key metrics (MIPS/Memory/bandwidth) of the real-time embedded system.
  • Excellent communication skills. Capable of explaining complex technical topics to non-technical audiences.


    About NIO    
    NIO Inc. is a pioneer in China’s premium smart electric vehicle market. Founded in November 2014, NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle. NIO aims to build a community starting with smart electric vehicles to share joy and grow together with users. NIO designs, jointly manufactures, and sells smart premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence. Redefining the user experience, NIO provides users with comprehensive and convenient power solutions, innovative Battery as a Service (BaaS) program, and other user-centric services. NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater flagship premium electric SUV, in China in June 2018, and its variant, the 6-seater ES8, in March 2019. NIO officially launched the ES6, a 5-seater high-performance premium electric SUV, in December 2018 and began deliveries of the ES6 in June 2019. NIO officially launched the EC6, a 5-seater premium electric coupe SUV, in December 2019 and began deliveries of the EC6 in September 2020.
    Equal Employment Opportunity   
    NIO is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.
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