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.
A mobility ecosystem is a system that includes different transportation modes and their users as well as the way they affect each other. With the introduction of new ways of mobility (e.g., ride-hailing, and car-sharing) and the advances in technology, this ecosystem is becoming more integrated — from connected cars and ride-sharing to self-driving vehicles. An example of the changes in the mobility ecosystem is the introduction of MaaS (Mobility as a Service). MaaS integrates various forms of transportation services into one and puts the needs of users first. The MaaS ecosystem connects many different partners and makes them all available to the user through one unique interface.
One of the 3 anchor modules of SEA:ME is the Mobility Ecosystems Module. Various topics like V2X (Vehicle to everything), V2C (Vehicle to Cloud), Mobility Cloud to Mobility Providers, etc. will be included in this module where the collection of data that can be used for analysis on massive amounts like in floating car data, traffic patterns, insurance, and risk.
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 Automotive software engineering sector mainly in the Mobility Ecosystems module.
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.