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Continental Algorithm Development Engineer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Algorithm Development Engineer

Auburn Hills, MI


Job Description


Continental Automotive is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world and a leader in automated driving. Through our pioneering technologies and services, we’re changing the future of mobility to make it more safe, smart, and sustainable. Our Auburn Hills, MI location is seeking a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented Algorithm Development Engineer to join our team.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


At Continental, we live for our Vision Zero - Zero Fatalities, Zero Injuries, and Zero Accidents. We want to bring safe, comfortable and clean mobility to everyone. Active driver assistance systems are fundamental building blocks towards this goal. Our Controls Engineers are responsible for developing a robust driving functions stack to enable safe, comfortable and predictable vehicle control for worldwide application.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Development of active safety and automated driving situation analysis and interpretation algorithms.

  2. Development and calibration of motion planning and control algorithms.

  3. Analysis of measurement data from test vehicles using advanced data analysis techniques as necessary to provide insight and inspire future development.

  4. Collaborate effectively with multiple engineering teams, both internal and external, to determine requirements, architecture and test methods to ensure on-time achievement of project objectives.


• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401(k) Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in a related engineering field, mathematics, physics, or computer science

  • Expertise with C/C++, Matlab/Simulink, and complex embedded control systems

  • Firm grasp of statistical concepts and ability to analyze large sets of data

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Must be willing to work on different products and serve many different roles to fill department needs

  • Must be willing to travel internationally or domestically

No relocation available for this opportunity.

Visa sponsorship available for Continental employees living in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

• Self-starter, with an ability to work within a team or autonomously

• Advanced degree (Masters/PhD) in related engineering field, mathematics, physics or computer science

• Hands on experience with Markov Decision Processes, motion planning (A, D, RRTs etc.), optimal estimation methods (e.g. Kalman filtering), Vehicle Dynamics

• 1+ years professional experience at a robotics, aerospace, defense or automotive company developing safety and/or mission-critical control systems

• Hands-on experience with CarMaker and/or CarSim

• Exposure to Requirements Management Tools such as Doors, Software Engineering Processes (V-Cycle, Agile, Waterfall)

• Clean driving record and willingness to work with test vehicles

Job Type


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About Continental

The Autonomous Mobility and Safety Business Area integrates safety technologies and controls vehicle dynamics to ensure safe and comfortable driving. The objective is to implement "Vision Zero", the vision of accident-free driving. Autonomous Mobility and Safety's components and system capabilities are prerequisites for autonomous mobility.

Job Category



United States


Autonomous Mobility and Safety (AMS)

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to Careers@conti-na.com or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.