• Connected & Automated Vehicle (CAV) Research Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
    Job ID
    Embedded Systems
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.


    Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness is our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.


    Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits


    • Research new technologies & create new application ideas for CAV technology
    • Research new communication technologies and/or new techniquest to improve existing wireless technologies such as DSRC and/or cellular, for safety, mobility and other transportation related applications.
    • Research new sensor capabilities to improve or create new functions for automated vehicle system
    • Participate CAV research strategy creation activity
    • Participate internal/external brainstorming meetings to generate new application ideas
    • Collaborate with device vendors, industry consortiums, universities, or other Honda internal departments
    • Perform hands-on duties such as electrical wiring or mechanical installations such as building test vehicles and implement the new technology and/or applications
    • Conduct both in-lab and in-vehicle test and data analysis



    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (4 year degree) in any one of the following disciplines, or in similar discipline:
      • Computer engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, traffic engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics


    • Education in a combination of multiple disciplines
    • Higher degree(s)



    • Programming in C or C++
    • Programming of embedded devices
    • General engineering experimental and analytical skills using common tools
    • Ability to interface devices at hardware level, especially within vehicle. For example: ability to build wiring harnesses and route wiring between the communication devices and the main ITS platform, design and build simple in-car mounting fixtures etc.


    • Familiarity with either telematics, networking, wired, wireless, in-vehicle, or V2V V2I communications protocols (examples: 3G, 4G LTE, 5G, UDP, IEEE802.11, CAN, V2V, V2I, V2X …)
    • Programming for interfacing between devices (some examples: reading sensor via serial port, processing an analog signal)
    • Experience programming within Unix-based operating systems, such as Linux
    • Programming in Matlab
    • Traffic simulation tool such as sumo

    Other Characteristics:


    • Have a passion to create and try new ideas
    • Effective communication skills, both verbal & written
    • Work cooperatively with others
    • Eager to quickly learn by searching, reading, by example and trial & error
    • Take higher level requests and ideas to completion independently
    • Demonstrate inventiveness
    • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment
    • Accept some travel
    • Accept long hours on occasion


    • Does not mind working on new and diverse things as opposed to developing perfection in one area



    Goken America is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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