SDET Manager, Digital Systems (Embedded Software)

  • NIO
  • San Jose, CA
  • Jun 05, 2021

Job Description

OverviewThe Digital Systems team is responsible for designing and architecting the electronic and software systems for the next generation vehicles with full autonomous driving capabilities, and also developing core components (including hardware, software, tools) from the ground up. Our mission is to innovate next-generation vehicle architecture and make it happen on mass produced vehicles.


  • Lead & represent the SDET team
  • Build real-time software quality metric system to support business decisions
  • Guide the team to deliver production-grade software product, and ensure high quality deliveries for different programs on time
  • Provide career development opportunities and maintain an ongoing constructive feedback loop
  • Inspire innovation and technical growth through hands-on mentoring and encouragement
  • Participate in the project planning and scoping
  • Support Product Owners and PMs to deliver high quality software on time
  • Partner with other managers to achieve milestones


  • 3 or more years of team management experience in SDET
  • 10+ years of embedded software development or SDET experience
  • In-depth technical understanding of embedded software systems
  • Hands-on experience with HW debugging tools
  • Solid understanding of agile methodologies
  • Thorough understanding of object-oriented software design
  • Focused on testability, quality, scalability, portability, and easily maintainable software platforms
  • Capable of working effectively in a fast-moving and dynamic environment
  • Ability to successfully and effectively work within a global team environment
  • Open doors servant leadership
  • Entrepreneurial mindset

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with automotive technologies
  • Experience with AUTOSAR
  • Experience with functional safety, ISO-26262 standard requirements
  • Experience with AUTOSAR MCAL
  • Experience with FREERTOS & SAFERTOS
  • Experience with Linux build systems: YOCTO, Buildroot
  • Knowledge of security in embedded systems
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. NIO US is an E-Verify employer.

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