BMW Group

BMW Group


Perception Algorithm Engineer C++ – Autonomous Driving (f/m/x)

A key aspect of autonomous driving is to be aware of the current local environment. We develop new state-of-the-art environment perception algorithms to accurately detect and track surrounding objects and obstacles based on measurement data of multiple sensors. As part of our team, you generate efficient and high-quality software that improves the perception capabilities and thereby also the safety and comfort for the future generation of autonomous vehicles at the BMW Group.

What awaits you?

  • As part of our team, you work on innovative algorithms for the environment perception of autonomous vehicles, especially multi-sensor detection and tracking of moving objects and stationary obstacles.
  • You challenge state-of-the-art methods by extending existing concepts and developing new strategies.
  • Your tasks are versatile and include high-quality test-driven software development targeting series production, prototypical development of new concepts, a detailed in-depth qualitative and quantitative evaluation of different approaches, as well as integrating and testing developed software in our test fleet.

What should you bring along?

  • University degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering / Information Technology, Robotics, or related field of study (Master or PhD).
  • In-depth algorithmic background in sensor data processing (especially statistical signal processing, data fusion, probabilistic state estimation, occupancy grid mapping, clustering, association).
  • Strong expertise of sensor technologies, especially lidar, radar, camera.
  • Profound practical experience in software development, especially excellent C++ programming skills.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience with developing embedded real-time systems.
  • Substantial experience with parallel data processing architectures and models (GPGPU, SIMD, etc.) and optimizing code for specific hardware architectures.

You enjoy developing robust algorithms combined with high-quality software and are passionate about autonomous driving? Apply now!

What do we offer?

  • 30 days of holiday.
  • Attractive renumeration.
  • BMW & MINI promotions.
  • Career development.
  • Flexible organisation of working times.
  • High Work-Life Balance.
  • Mobility offers.
  • And many other benefits – see

About BMW Group

Everything starts with passion at the BMW Group. It turns a profession into a vocation. It drives us to keep reinventing mobility and bringing innovative ideas onto the roads. Enthusiasm for joint projects turns a team into a strong unit where every opinion is valued. More than 90% of automotive innovations are based on electronics and software. That's why creative freedom and lateral thinking are so important in the pursuit of truly new solutions. Naturally, that includes flexible working models, so that our IT specialists are free to go in unconventional directions. To revolutionise the future of mobility, one has to go ahead and set standards today. Intelligent technologies that are increasingly taking over driving tasks and providing greater safety and comfort are already in use in our vehicles. Increasing our lead in autonomous driving will need visionary thinkers and creative developers. Specialists in the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence, sensor technology and software development will work in expert teams, in centers of excellence networked around the world, to redefine the limits of what is possible. With vehicle software becoming ever more complex, it’s not just who uses the cleverest algorithms but how they are integrated that will increasingly determine the future of mobility. Modern tools are needed in order for the code to have an impact where it counts. However, even more important is the right people with the perspective to ensure all these separate elements “come together on the road”. But new possibilities often go hand in hand with new risks. With the increased networking of vehicle systems and therewith rising exchange of big data, one has to face a constantly growing risk of cyber-attacks. Protecting automotive IT from these threats is essential in order to bring innovative systems safely onto the roads. Which is why we need experts who live and breathe IT security and who can use innovative software solutions to develop countermeasures from threat analysis through to suitable security architecture and implementation. Ready to shape the future of mobilty with us? Then we look forward to receiving your application. To find more about us as an employer and apply online, go to                                                           SHARE YOUR PASSION.