Senior Engineer - Connected Car (m/f/d)

Date:  21 May 2023



  • Drive the development and deployment of the connected car backend for Lotus lifestyle vehicles for the markets outside of China.
  • Contribute to the definition of the global Lotus connected car architecture to ensure a scalable, compliant and secure solution covering the requirements for all markets.
  • Define interfaces between multiple offboard elements and between vehicle and backend.
  • Take ownership of multiple connected services (e.g. subscription management, payment services) and ensure delivery with suppliers.
  • Consult on connectivity architecture and system related questions.
  • Review, create and maintain function and design requirements.
  • Challenge the technical content and product definition under the aspects of performance and competitiveness. Identify gaps, propose improvement opportunities, and drive their implementation.
  • Ensure the setup of required local dev, staging and production environments.
  • Support the definition of validation activities, review validation results and drive issue resolution internally and with suppliers.
  • Ensure that launch quality is robust over lifetime and fulfilling customer expectations.
  • Perform benchmark activities, analyse market and technology trends and present conclusions to the leadership.



  • Degree in telecommunications, electrical engineering computer science or a related course of studies.
  • 5-10 years of working experience designing connected car, telematics or IoT solutions, preferably in the automotive industry
  • Solid understanding of the overall connected car ecosystem incl. end-to-end communication both on-board and off-board
  • Knowledge with modern pub/ sub (e.g., MQTT, AMQP) and request/ response (e.g. HTTP, gRPC) protocols
  • Experience with network communication protocols across the different layers of the OSI model
  • Familiarity with modern structured and unstructured data serialization protocols (e.g. ProtoBuf, JSON, XML, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cloud solution (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure, Alibaba Cloud) is considered beneficial
  • Technically minded with a strong background in system engineering.
  • Experienced working with and managing external supplier(s).
  • Launch exposure and having seen through at least one complete development lifecycle from concept until go-live.
  • Awareness of market specific requirements for a global connected car product rollout (e.g. Europe, North America, Asia).
  • Having completed at least one complete development lifecycle from concept to series production.
  • High integrity and trust in all activities and communication.
  • Enthusiasm and passion: self-motivated, solution driven and customer focused.
  • Pro-active and self-organised.
  • Excellent communicator with an open and structured mindset.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to visit suppliers/partners and other Lotus facilities globally.
  • Fluent in English. Chinese would be a beneficial.
  • Driving license