Autonomous By-Wire Engineer

Job Locations AU-WA-Perth
Job ID
Technical / Engineering
Permanent Full-Time
Company : Name
Autonomous Stuff


Autonomous By-Wire Engineer

The autonomous by-wire engineer role is a unique key role located in Perth, Western Australia. In this role, you would be responsible for successful development and delivery of production by-wire systems. You would be responsible for developing embedded firmware for by-wire systems and would work closely with embedded, mechanical, electrical, validation, and safety engineers. You would also work with external customers and project management to develop, deploy, and support on time delivery of quality, production ready by-wire systems for autonomous vehicles. This role may be the perfect fit for you if you have embedded firmware development experience, are comfortable working closely with customers, and enjoy working hands on with complex technical system

The Company: Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector and mobility applications. You’ll be joining over 22,000 people in 50 countries on the leading edge of your field.  


This position is with Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions industry leaders rely on for assured positioning and autonomy on land, sea and air. Our work touches every aspect of life, from sustainability on Earth to enabling autonomy. Within the Autonomy & Positioning division your work will contribute to the operation of our brand AutonomouStuff. 


The Location: Hexagon is a global company with locations around the world. This position is based in Perth, WA. 



As Autonomous By-Wire Engineer, you will:

  • Work with a distributed engineering team in the US and Australia to develop, deploy, and support lead customer projects
  • Develop and leverage current generation and next generation by-wire system modules to unlock control of autonomous vehicles
  • Develop, update, and deploy firmware using both C++ and Simulink model based design
  • Develop, modify, and tune control software for various subsystems with support from controls experts
  • Participate in FMEA analysis of the integration of the by-wire systems components interacting with the stock vehicle control systems
  • Reverse engineer vehicle control systems, including analyzing schematics or other technical documentation
  • Create theories on how the stock vehicle control systems work, design experiments to validate theories, and iterate until a complete system is understood
  • Reverse engineer stock vehicle CAN bus systems to identify key information available on the stock vehicle CAN bus
  • Support customers all over Australia, travel to customer locations as needed (20% or less travel)
  • Troubleshoot complex issues and assist with validation activities


Must Have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor level engineering degree (electrical, mechanical, software)
  • 5+ years of career experience writing embedded firmware in C++
  • Experience with both C++ and model based design
  • Natural drive to find innovative solutions to challenging problems 
  • Direct experience analyzing and decoding CAN bus communication or ability to prove capable to perform the task
  • Knowledge of automotive control systems including functionality of power steering, throttle, and braking systems

Key Success Factors:

  • Experience in collaborating with diverse teams to solve complex problems
  • Professional, self-motivated, detail oriented


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