Sr. Manager, Vehicle Engineering Development

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Based in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, we are CalAmp, the pure-play pioneering leader of the Connected Car, Connected Truck and broader Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. Currently, we are seeking a Vehicle Engineering Development Lead with at least 10 years of experience as a design engineer and leadership experience. This is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to work for a stable, well-established company that builds transformational technologies within the revolutionary domain of IoT.


We believe that people are our greatest asset and we are committed to being an employer of choice in our industry. CalAmp offers an engaging and diverse work environment that permits our people to take pride in their contributions and share in the company’s success. Our employees can expect the space to showcase their talent, sharpen their skills, develop new capabilities, and be a part of a global team that develops revolutionary technologies. We proudly offer the stability and security of a large publicly-traded tech company without the rigidity and red tape.


In particular, we offer:

  • Meaningful work with the potential to disrupt an entire industry
  • Visionary leadership
  • Excellent compensation packages
  • An extensive suite of medical and retirement benefits including 401k with match
  • Flexible time off policy and accommodating work schedules
  • Education Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Access to cutting-edge tools and technologies
  • Innovative, intelligent, collaborative teammates


  • Act as engineering lead/manager for the CalAmp vehicle telematics design team in architecting and building sub-systems and modules for interfacing with vehicle on-board diagnostics as part of the overall Vehicle Network Architecture
  • Leverage embedded processing subsystems to interrogate and assert specific parameters available via the OBD II interface
  • Lead the design and build of customized test platforms based on available vector scan toolsets
  • Assist in securing and maintaining documentation on vehicle ECUs and other systems for internal analysis.
  • Apply latest technology to obtaining best in class vehicle telematics parametric coverage for value added fleet services
  • Work with software engineering to build a comprehensive certification database which captures latest test status and can provide immediate vehicle library status to internal customers.
  • Mentor engineers and technicians on vehicle test methods, diagnostics, validation, reverse engineering, and data processing.



Must Haves

  • Highly experienced design engineer
  • Currently in a leadership role
  • 8+ years’ experience in automotive electrical sub-system architecture, design, validation and volume production
  • Highly experienced with Vehicle Network Architecture (CAN and LIN) protocols, synthesis, troubleshooting, debugging, and root cause analysis 
  • Knowledge of Embedded Software modules for Diagnostics, CAN Communication, ECU, TCU and ABS, and experience in UDS Unified diagnostic services and Key Word Protocols
  • Proficient in using smart system development and vector tools such as CANoe, CANalyzer, CANgraph, CANdito, BUSMASTER, SCUProg, INCA, and Vector Logger GL1000
  • Extensive experience with FMEA, DVP&R and ASPICE product development and compliance testing.
  • Proficient with electronics lab equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic and signal analyzers, and communications analyzers

Strong Pluses

  • Experience with design and development of electric and hybrid vehicle sub-systems
  • Knowledge of LabWindows/LabView, C/C++, Java or other software languages for custom test automation or protocol synthesis/analysis


If you are a talented Vehicle Engineering Development Engineer with leadership experience, we want to speak with you. Interviews are occurring this week and next so apply now if interested.




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