Staff Engineer, Test & Automation



Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023
Woven by Toyota is building mobility for a safer, happier and more sustainable world. A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven by Toyota develops and invests in new technologies, software, and business models that transform how we live, work and move. With a focus on software-defined vehicles, automated driving, data-driven intelligence, security, mobility services, embedded platforms, AI, and more, we build on Toyota's legacy of trust and safety to deliver mobility solutions for all.
For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Its earliest offerings, which automated the simple manual task of weaving, have evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Woven by Toyota is an integral part of Toyota’s vision for the next 100 years—a world where mobility is easier, safer and more enjoyable for more people.
Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship and operational excellence. These complementary strengths enable us to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology at scale—optimizing for safety, advancing clean energy and elevating well-being. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.
Arene's goal is to open vehicle programming to everyone by simplifying vehicle software development and increasing deployment frequency without compromising safety and security. This will create a whole new market of vehicle application developers who, through software, integrate a vehicle into our daily lives in novel ways. Arene aims to significantly improve how vehicles are designed and developed, and we're working closely with Toyota to accomplish this goal in its next-generation vehicles.
The Arene Software Engineering Platform team's mission is to simplify software development and increase developer agility by creating tools and processes which enable delivery of customer-focused mobility solutions without compromising safety. The Arene organization is growing and we are establishing an engineering center in Ann Arbor, MI to strengthen our global team.
We are looking for technical leaders who are excited to help build a state-of-the-art automotive platform that is "software first". We envision the Arene platform will change the way vehicles are made. You have experience with technology and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We need engineers who excel at building robust software systems to solve challenging problems at scale. The ability to lead a team of multidisciplinary engineers while encouraging a collaborative environment is essential. The role is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Hybrid work schedule. This role will report to the Senior Manager.


  • Design and deliver systems and software for simulation, testing, integration, and validation of automotive software
  • Pioneer development of the system and software infrastructure needed for continuous delivery of automotive software
  • Work to improve how we build and deliver software to vehicles at scale
  • Collaborate with a global engineering team to accelerate Arene software development
  • Operate as a hands-on, technical leader for a team of software and system engineers


  • 5+ years of experience developing software and hardware systems for automated test environments (SIL, HIL), including simulation and emulation
  • Experience with electrical and software architectures used in automotive engineering
  • Software development experience with Python or similar languages
  • Experience building and maintaining software systems using modern build and CI infrastructure (Bazel, Jenkins, Github/Gitlab, Buildkite)
  • 5+ years of experience designing and building hardware and embedded software for robotics, automotive, or related industries
  • Knowledge or experience with interfaces and protocols used in automotive systems (CAN, Ethernet, SERDES)
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration techniques to improve automation of software development activities


  • Knowledge of quality management systems (ASPICE, CMMI, ISO 25000)
  • Knowledge or experience with safety (ISO 26262, ISO 21448, IEC 61508) and security (ISO 21434) standards.
We are committed to creating a modern work environment that supports our employees and their loved ones. We offer many options of the best programs to allow you to do your most meaningful work and to help you shape the future of mobility.
Excellent health, wellness, dental and vision coverage
A rewarding 401k program
Flexible vacation policy
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