• Technology Innovation Engineer (Japanese Bilingual)

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
    Job ID
    Technicians - Engineering
  • 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 in 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.


    Take a leadership role in the Auto Industry as a Technology Innovation Engineer. Will be required to accurately investigate and understand the different technology trends and movements in the US Auto Industry in the areas of Connected and Automated Mobility. Requires the ability to clearly and concisely summarize technical and industry information from a variety of sources (Conferences, Seminars, Meetings, Consortiums, Technology Publications, Personal Networks and others). Candidate will use this information to develop and execute a startup engagement plan cultivating and growing the start-up network in the Michigan and Ontario regions. Candidate will support the Techstars Mobility Startup Accelerator. Utilize start-up knowledge and technical trend expertise to support internal prototype group. Required areas of knowledge include Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), Connected and Autonomous mobility, Robotics AI, Deep Learning, Autonomous Sensor Technology, Mobility as a Service, Big Data Analytics and Wireless Communications (4G, 5G, CV2X, DSRC). Familiarity with technology start-ups is strongly desired. Ability to clearly create and communicate reports/recommendations to top management.


    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Analyze intelligence, data and information to create hypothesis regarding the future implications in the areas of ADAS, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, MaaS, Autonomous Sensors, AI, Deep Learning, Big Data Analytics and wireless communications.
    • Attend technical/industry conferences, meetings, events, consortiums to acquire vital information. Support Techstars Mobility Accelerator. Create clear and concise reports (written and verbal) summarizing findings as well as strategy to support prototype group.
    • Frequently interact, network and cooperate with Government, Supplier, Academia, OEM and other organizations in the topical areas above.
    • Work together with other divisions within the company to address the challenges related to this research.
    • Travel and overtime may be required depending on projects.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Computer/Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
    • 3+ years of experience in the automotive or related industry.
    • Deep understanding of the mobility technology areas described above (Connected and Automated Vehicles, ADAS, AI, Deep learning, etc).
    • Understanding of the latest disruptive trends in this mobility space.
    • Understanding of the innovation ecosystem (startups, VC’s, funding, etc)
    • Solid written and oral communication skills for internal & external presentations
    • Good organizational and planning skills
    • Able to recognize and resolve problems and prioritize solutions
    • Flexibility to respond to changing priorities
    • Understanding of multi-cultural work environment


    • Japanese language proficiency (JLPT N1 Level)


    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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