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Electric & electronic systems architect autonomous EV’s

Electric & electronic systems architect autonomous EV’s

  • Helmond
  • Montage, Installatie & Service
  • Bachelor (HBO)
  • Master (WO)
  • Vast
  • VDL Enabling Transport Solutions

We need an overarching EE systems architect to define our autonomous and connected electric shuttle bus. Do the acronyms like CCAM, HPC, SDV, SOTIF, RTI, OS, DDS, EA, MQTT, L4, PHY, FOTA have a meaning to you? And can you consider their needs into the bigger vehicle picture, then please contact us now.

Electric & electronic systems architect autonomous EV’s

The job:

VDL Enabling Transport Solutions is responsible for full vehicle electronic, electric, functional and software development in various domains in the automotive sector. We are looking for an automotive experienced systems architect to work on a new automotive platform for autonomous public transportation.

Do you have a deep understanding of automotive vehicle network, electronics, communications and software architecture, integration and solutions? Then you will be the end responsible for the technical aspect of our EV projects in a team of architects, leads and engineers. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful EV projects and an extensive experience in making decomposition of automotive functions, comms, hardware and systems. You should be adept at setting up and clarifying customer requirements, translate this in functional requirements, system requirements, electronic requirements and software requirements with the support of the team. You should be proficient in creating unambiguous and have a strong understanding of system complexity.


  • Set up and clarify customer requirements, functional requirements, system requirements, electronic, network and communications requirements, and software requirements for AV’s and AGV’s;
  • Create high-level product breakdowns, architectures and comms integration on multiple projects;
  • Make decompositions of automotive vehicles and automotive solutions;
  • Understand, create and manage complex EE and EV architectures and systems, including communications and diagnostics protocols;
  • Collaborate with other discipline architects to ensure alignment and integration;
  • Be a rock in a team of architects and engineers;
  • Ensure successful realization of projects.

Your profile:

  • You are driven by sustainability and innovation! You care for our environment, for sustainable mobility, for sustainable work means;
  • You feel the sense of urgency for the electrification, robotization and digitalization of our world. You deal with this in a pragmatic, structured and results-driven way of working;
  • You are actively interested in other’s opinions, you are listener, a motivator and influencer. You want to be a part of a self-managing team;
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in software, electronics or automotive engineering or related field. A master's degree is a plus;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a System/Comms/Network/SW Architect in the automotive industry;
  • Knowledge of autonomous driving and ADAS systems;
  • Excellent understanding of EE systems complexity and ability to manage it effectively;
  • Experience in selecting third-party systems for integration;
  • Ability to collaborate and align with other discipline architects and supplier architects;
  • As medior architect you must have the experience co-leading a team of engineers technically;
  • Ability to strike a balance between achieving results and maintaining high quality standards;
  • Proven track record in the successful realization of projects involving vehicle electrification, connected services and/or autonomous driving.

We offer:

Beside a strong and international team, we offer a job with a lot of challenges and possibilities.

We strongly believe working hard is important but evenly important that there is time to connect with your colleagues. We organise BBQ’s and get togethers on a regular base.

Beside this we also offer:

  • a good salary, depending on education and experience;
  • hybrid working;
  • Laptop;
  • 25 vacation days and 13 ADV days (fulltime based);
  • Good pension;
  • A lot of possibilities for personal development (trainings and education);
  • Possibilities for internal development and growth;
  • A variation of different company benefits ;
  • Personnel offers;
  • Possibility to join different sports events.


Are you interested in the job and do you recognize yourself in the described profile? Then apply now. We would like to receive a resume and motivation for the position.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld. Wij verzoeken kandidaten rechtstreeks te solliciteren bij VDL Nederland en wensen deze vacature niet in te vullen middels een tussenkomst van een uitzend- of werving en selectiebureau. 

Our company

Do you want to contribute to the technology of the future? Do you like to think out-of-the-box and are you interested in new developments, physically having new developments built and testing different designs? At VDL ETS, we work with around 120 colleagues on the development of new innovative transport solutions. We research, develop and test new possibilities, especially for transport-related activities of VDL companies. Whether it's about electric driving (e-Mobility), autonomous driving, energy storage, battery technology, charging infrastructure or guidance and navigation technology. Do you find these topics interesting? Then you've come to the right place at VDL ETS. We offer you a dynamic working environment with challenging problems in the field of electronics, mechanics, mechatronics and computer science. You work together in multidisciplinary teams, in which there is a lot of room for entrepreneurship and personal growth. Within the position, you will be given every opportunity to show your result-oriented approach due to the high degree of independence and responsibility you will receive. Will you take on the challenge with us? #LI-EA1


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