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Sr. Engineer Connected Systems and Vehicle Technology

Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Irvine, California, US

Company: KIA Motors America

Need a positive switch in your career? Kia Motors America is one of the world’s fastest growing automotive companies in the US. We are always looking to add smart, talented individuals to the Kia team.


At Kia Motors America, innovation and reinvention are at the core of everything we do, and our willingness to challenge conventional thinking has transformed the brand into a recognized industry leader.


With an extensive lineup of world class products, Kia continues to grow and mature at a rapid rate. Our Marketing partnerships with the NBA, Super Bowl, Billboard Music Awards and others are raising brand awareness and challenging what people think they know about the Kia brand. Join us as we invite people to discover the “New Kia”.




Kia Motors America’s Connected Car team is looking for a Sr. Engineer in the area of Connected Systems and Vehicle Technology. In this role, the eligible candidate will be responsible for working with business teams and engineering teams to develop product and feature specs which are in line with the company strategy and also bring cutting-edge customer experience using its infotainment and connected systems.  The candidate will play a key role in developing the Infotainment system rollout strategy across car line.   Additionally, the role will also require to be well informed in the V2X, ADAS technology, and its impact through connected systems. The candidate will be the single point of contact for embedded connectivity related technical questions, conducts product demos, perform feature evaluation and escalates issues to R&D when improvements are needed. This role will also be responsible for supporting root cause analysis activities related to the product launch and issue resolution drives process improvements and support policy documentation as needed.

Major Responsibilities

  • Supports development and implementation of telematics features on embedded platforms
  • Develops and maintains a pool of embedded features


  • Plan and support vehicle validation on connected technologies
  • Represents KMA in Infotainment/Connected system workshops and other relevant events at R&D, HATCI, NAQC, and other affiliates


  • Supports development and implementation of the Infotainment system and features
  • Serve as the voice of the customer for the infotainment and connected systems including the HMI (Human Machine Interface) for these systems


  • Be the point of contact for advanced vehicle technology likes ADAS, V2X
  • Build expertise in advanced vehicle technology and support KMA product strategy using these technologies



  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Overall Experience

  • 7+ years of embedded or connected technology development and launch
  • 5+ years of HMI, Infotainment Systems and Bluetooth development and launch

Directly Related Experience

  • 3+ years of Advanced Vehicle Technology development, testing and launch like ADAS, V2X, etc.


Analytical and Critical Thinking

Exceptional analytical skills and ability to develop concise and effective stories that are supported by data.

Written & Verbal Communication

Working knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft software.

Must be self initiating; able to work under minimal supervision and under high pressure and stress with multiple same time deadlines.

High level of independent and rational judgment needed.

Attention to detail; personal organization skills






Adapting to Change

Championing Customer Needs

Communicating Effectively

Delivering High Quality Work

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Managing Resources

KMA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KMA complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KMA has offices.  The KMA EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.


Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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