Principle Automotive Safety Innovation Engineer

In case you are an imaginative and inventive individual in the car industry with a passion for cars, we have a captivating opportunity for you to become a member of our team. As an Automotive Professional at our company, you will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge projects, team up with an accomplished team of professionals, and substantially impact the car industry. We are in search of someone who is dedicated, diligent, and has a sharp eye for the vehicle industry. If this sounds like you, we urge you to submit your application for this position.


Job title: Principle Automotive Safety Innovation Engineer

Company: Harnham

Job description: Principal Automotive Safety Innovation Engineer
Defense Company
Washington DC (Hybrid)

The Company

This defense company serves as the trusted partner of the government. Working privately and publicly with AI/Autonomy projects, and many other secret projects regarding robotics, UAVs, UGVs, etc. This is a great opportunity to make an impact in a principal role dealing with safety, planning, and strategy.

The Role

This company collaborates with AI and Autonomy innovation centers to look at the broader landscape and create a safer world. The Principal role will partner with the autonomous vehicles teams. Advising the USDOT, NHTSA, etc. in topics such as safety, planning, and strategy. Expertise with autonomous vehicle software, hardware, sensors, etc. is necessary to succeed in this role. This role will also require:

  • A Background in safety and autonomous vehicles.
  • Collaboration, you will be collaborating with the best in the industry to innovate and navigate the federal landscape.
  • Ability to bring the expertise out to the general market/build partnerships.
  • Experience with planning/strategy with transportation on a large scale.
  • You must have experience working with automotive and roadway safety practitioners, federal regulators, state and local government representatives, researchers, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience with USDOT, NHTSA, and stakeholders is a massive bonus.
  • Working cross-functionally to collaborate with the expert autonomous vehicles teams.
  • Expertise with software, hardware, sensors, etc. involved inside and outside of the vehicle.

Your Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will be someone that has extensive experience in robotics and autonomous systems, specifically in MBSE. Along with the ability to articulate autonomy-specific challenges, discuss issues, and identify gaps.

  • US Citizenship or Green Card Holder given the nature of the work
  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree involving electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, software engineering, or a similar field.
  • C++, Python, and sensors experience
  • Expertise/experience with ADS (automated driving system), CV (connected vehicles), and ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems).
  • This role is ideal for a hands-on engineer that has advanced to a strategy role and is looking to make a major impact.


  • MS in Computer Science or a related field
  • Ph.D. is a plus


This defense company offers a competitive base salary along with some of the best benefits in the field.

  • Great hours for a manageable work-life balance.
  • Compensation to keep up your education in the field
  • Opportunity to be part of a creative and reliable team with excellent growth opportunities.
  • Working on projects that will lead to real-life safety innovations.

How to Apply

Please register your interest by sending your resume to Nicolas Gonzales via the Apply link on this page.


Computer Vision | Artificial Intelligence | C++| Computer Vision | Autonomous Vehicles | Strategy | Planning | SLAM | ROS | LiDAR | Deep Learning | ADS | ADAS | CV

Expected salary: $170000 – 200000 per year

Location: Washington DC

Job date: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 04:09:11 GMT

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Thank you for your interest in our job opportunity. We are certain that this is an exceptional opportunity for a skilled professional like you to have an impact in the field of vehicles. If you are a hard-working and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about vehicles, we urge you to apply for this position. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future and possibly welcoming you to our team.

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