• Automated Vehicle Research Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
    Job ID
    Autonomous Vehicle
  • Overview

    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 and apply new technologies to prototypes related to connected and automated vehicles:  


    • Develop state of the art applications for automated vehicle research.
    • Develop and implement localization and perception algorithms to enable automated vehicle technology.
    • Research state of the art object detection and classification algorithms and implement them into the vehicle.
    • Interface, collect data and process a variety of on-board vehicle sensors and systems (e.g. RADARs, LIDARs, Vision sensors, RTK systems.)
    • Hands-on integration of robotics software technology into vehicle build.
    • Join in internal/external brainstorming meetings to generate new application ideas.
    • Collaborate with industry consortiums, universities, or internal departments.



    ALL of the following:

    • Expert programing in C++ and proficient in Python
    • Proficient in filtering techniques for sensor fusion and object tracking (e.g. Kalman filters and Particle filters.)
    • Familiar with SLAM methods
    • Version Control – eg: Git
    • Linux experience
    • Experience in ROS


    • S. or Ph.D. with emphasis on robotics/machine learning/machine vision/Sensor-Fusion
    • GPU optimization (Cuda, OpenCL,...) for real-time processing.

    Other Characteristics

    ALL of the following:

    • Have a passion to create and try new ideas.
    • Accept some travel and long hours on occasion.
    • Willing to work on new and diverse technologies as opposed to developing perfection in one area.


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