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Senior Software Engineer (C++) - Autonomous Platform



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2023

Luminar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAZR) is transforming automotive safety and autonomy by delivering the only lidar and associated software that meets the industry’s stringent performance, safety, and economic requirements. Luminar has rapidly gained over 50 industry partners, including a majority of the top global automotive OEMs. In 2020, Luminar signed the industry’s first production deal for autonomous consumer vehicles with Volvo Cars, which now expects to make Luminar’s technology part of the standard safety package on their next generation electric SUV. Additional customer wins include SAIC, Daimler Truck AG, Intel’s Mobileye, Pony.ai and Airbus UpNext. Founded in 2012, Luminar employs approximately 400 with offices in Palo Alto, Orlando, Colorado Springs, Detroit, and Munich.

Luminar Technologies is seeking a Senior Software Engineer (C++) to implement and test efficient algorithms for advanced driver assistance functions such as emergency braking and highway assist. Our vision is to make autonomous transportation safe and ubiquitous. Far too many lives are lost in vehicle accidents each year. Because when real people’s lives are at stake, driving safely 99% of the time is not good enough. We just signed an industry-first deal with Volvo Cars to bring autonomy to a highway near you by 2022 - come join the mission of a lifetime.

Visit us @ https://www.luminartech.com/ to find out more.


  • Design and develop real-time algorithms for trajectory planning and vehicle control
  • Design and develop real-time algorithms situation interpretation, collision avoidance, etc.
  • Design and develop state machines and function logic for AEB or HWA
  • Contribute to an AD L4 ready software and system architecture
  • Work with LiDAR perception team to help define requirements on sensor performance, and metrics for sensor and algorithmic performance
  • Integrate and apply Luminar’s AD Platform stack to newly-built test vehicles (passenger cars and trucks)
  • Analyze, optimize, and tune the performance of your software stack
  • Contribute to the software development tool environment as well as continuous integration and deployment
  • Ensure the highest software quality for our products

Minimum Qualifications

  • Production level programming knowledge especially using modern C++
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years of industry experience, or relevant work experience with an MS
  • Experience in ADAS or AD function development or similar areas
  • Experience with software optimization on CPU’s or GPU’s
  • Extensive experience developing production quality software in a Linux environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with unit testing, integration testing, CI/CD, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Enjoy working within a dynamic and continuously evolving environment
  • Able to work in cross-functional teams across organizational/geographical boundaries
  • Experience developing advanced driver assistance or autonomous driving systems or similar systems such as robotic systems
  • Show out-of-box thinking and invent creative solutions for challenging problems
  • Familiarity working on Agile teams and within frameworks such as SAFe
  • Experience with designing and developing software in accordance with quality, functional safety and security standards (ASPICE, ISO 26262, AUTOSAR, SOTIF)

Benefits & Perks

  • Location: In the beautiful city of Munich, Germany
  • Timing: An industry leading start-up backed by serious investors, at a critical stage of growth
  • Compensation: Competitive salaries and meaningful equity

Industry: Automotive, Software, ADAS, Autonomous Vehicles, Function Development

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Engineering

Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.