Staff Software Engineer Simulation/Emulation- 20290

San Jose, Ca, Seattle, Wa
29 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

 A primary mission of Digital Systems North America R&D Center is to lead the research and development of industry-leading operating systems for autonomous driving vehicles (NVOS – NIO Vehicle Operating System) from the ground up. This is an opportunity to solve a wide range of technical challenges, such as automation and instryumention software that deeply evaluates embedded software.
We are looking for an experienced Embedded Staff Software Engineer for our simulation and emulation team in North America R&D Center to help accelerate the development and experimentation in an efficient simulated rich ecosystem for NIO vehicle's software.


  • Deliver virtual drivers software based on QEMU for multiple target SoC microcontrollers and microprocessors, BSP based upon product definitions, customer specifications in emulated / virtual environments.
  • Design and implement low-level software platform, supporting a wide variation of requirements with high efficiency and scalability.
  • Implement robust, testable, abstract, and modular software components.
  • Write unit tests to fully protect and validate implemented functionality.
  • Commit and deliver high quality software deliverables on time for the different vehicle programs.


  • 7+ years of work experience in embedded systems, C, C++ and python programming languages.
  • BS / MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Solid understanding of software technologies, real-time operating system internals, bootloaders and embedded software.
  • In-depth knowledge of embedded platform CPU architectures (Tricore, ARM, RISC-V), communication standards (UART, CAN, ETH, LIN, SPI, and GPIO).
  • Excellent communication skills, and technical writing proficiency.
  • Organized mindset, and passionate about delivering high-quality software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in QEMU emulated environment.
  • Experience in SoC BSP development in embedded systems.
  • Solid understanding of embedded software emulation.
  • In-depth knowledge of hardware accelerators: GPU, TPU, DSP, video/audio encoders and decoders.
  • Experience in automotive platforms.
  • Experience in virtualization software development with hypervisor.


  • The US base salary range for this full-time position is $155,000 - $202,000
  • Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
  • Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include discretionary bonus, equity, or benefits.

About NIO    NIO Inc. is a pioneer and a leading company in the 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, develops, jointly manufactures and sells premium smart electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in autonomous driving, digital technologies, electric powertrains and batteries. NIO differentiates itself through its continuous technological breakthroughs and innovations, such as its industry-leading battery swapping technologies, Battery as a Service, or BaaS, as well as its proprietary autonomous driving technologies and Autonomous Driving as a Service, or ADaaS. NIO’s product portfolio consists of the ES8, a six-seater smart electric flagship SUV, the ES7 (or the EL7), a mid-large five-seater smart electric SUV, the ES6, a five-seater all-round smart electric SUV, the EC7, a five-seater smart electric flagship coupe SUV, the EC6, a five-seater smart electric coupe SUV, the ET7, a smart electric flagship sedan, and the ET5, a mid-size smart electric sedan.
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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