About 42 Wolfsburg
42 Wolfsburg is a recently launched, disruptive higher education NGO/start-up educating 600 students to become cutting-edge techies and software engineers in a practice-based peer-learning environment. 42 Wolfsburg is based on the internationally successful concept of Ecole 42 which was funded 2013 in Paris and today trains 15‘000 students in 42 schools. At 42 Wolfsburg we set out to educate the next generation of german software engineers to build the digital (mobility) infrastructure of our societies – this means meaningful work, excellent career opportunities and lots of responsibility.
About the SEA:ME Program
The automotive industry has been undergoing a massive digital transformation over the past few years, transitioning into a model that relies less on traditional hardware ingenuity and more on software-driven electronics. Trends like automation, shared mobility, connectivity, and electrification are increasingly dominating the global vehicle market. The change is happening rapidly with no signs of slowing down, which means that educational institutions are faced with the challenge of producing enough talent to meet this demand for highly-specialized digital skills. One of 42 Wolfsburg's main objectives is to respond to this challenge by introducing a specialization in Software Engineering in Automotive & Mobility Ecosystem (SEA:ME) into the already established curriculum pioneered by the 42 Network around the world. With the support of our expert 42 Fellows from companies like Volkswagen, CARIAD, Porsche, Daimler and academics from institutions like the University of Bonn, TU Braunschweig, Ostfalia, TU Munich and TU Berlin we aim to contribute to an open, inclusive, and future-oriented mobility ecosystem by teaching state-of-the-art technologies, open architectures, and agile practices. For more information, please visit our medium post on SEA:ME.
Modern vehicles are becoming computers on wheels. High-end cars nowadays consist of up to 100 ECUs (Electronic Control Units) running close to 100 million lines of code. The software distributed on different ECUs exchanges thousands of signals over a heterogeneous network of bus systems like CAN (Controller Area Network), FlexRay, LIN (Local Interconnect Network), MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport), and Ethernet. The applications running on the ECUs range from safety-critical control systems to data-intensive multimedia applications and to comfort-related functions. Simultaneously, the rapid development in ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems), V2X (Vehicle-to-everything), safety, convenience, and comfort functions has also led to the increased size and complexity of the underlying architecture. Towards addressing these challenges, innovative methods of design, analysis, test and validation of the automotive embedded systems are necessary and will play a crucial role in the future development of automobiles.
One of the 3 anchor modules of SEA:ME is the Distributed and Embedded Systems Module. In this module, students will take on various projects to learn about the distributed embedded systems in current automotive industries.
We are looking for researchers (preferably Ph.D. candidates OR Masters students) willing to contribute to open-source, open standards, OER (Open Education Resources) learning materials and assist students with electronics, work safety, and tutoring in the fields of the Automotive software engineering sector mainly in Distributed and Embedded Systems module.
Research shows that men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Meanwhile, women or people with protected characteristics often only apply if they check every box. So if you feel you could be great for this role but don't meet every single item on the list, please get in touch either way. We'd love to work out the potential together.
To learn is one thing but to make others learn (and not to teach!) is a whole game apart. We are going into the production phase and we need experts to shape different SEA:ME projects by putting together learning material/content in the form of 42 style(peer to peer) learning projects in Automotive Software Engineering.
Celebrate individual differences, come together as a team
At 42 we strongly believe in the value of individual differences and human diversity. We are extremely proud of our inclusive and flexible work culture, recognizing each employee for their individual strengths and talents.
Applicants who choose to share protected characteristics with us and who meet the role requirements will be treated with priority.
The initial contract for this position has a duration of 6 months in line with the program funding. We aim for an extension when entering the main project phase.
The position has an extent of 20h/week and is carried out on-site in Wolfsburg.