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Research Intern, Software Architecture of Connected Car Systems

Systems & Software Division | Mountain View, CA | Full Time, Part Time, and Internship

Job Description

Research Intern, Software Architecture of Connected Car Systems

Job Summary:

Communication between cars, edge, and cloud computing is going to have a great impact on the next generation architecture of car systems that opens a new era of mobility. In other words, connected cars are emerging as a new foundation of evolution in the automotive industry.

This internship position, Research Intern, Software Architecture of Connected Car Systems, involves a wide-variety of research perspectives, e.g., Plug & Play flexible software platform study, Digital Twin system architecture, cyber-security analytics, and system assurance & certification. Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Systems and Software Research Division is looking for highly self motivated Ph.D. students in Computer Science or related field as interns for these research topics.

Objective:

The objective of this internship is to provide interns with opportunities to:

  • Study on Software Architecture of Connected Car Systems focusing on one primary research topic from the list below;

    • Multi-layer architecture design for Cloud-vehicle interconnect;
    • Architecture of Digital Twin system & service for connected cars;
    • Security specification languages and cross-layer security analysis;
    • System assurance for security and/or over-the-air update;
  • Develop research prototypes;

  • Collaborate with a researcher on the writing of research papers.

Qualification:

  • Currently pursuing a PhD program in electrical engineering, computer science, or mechanical engineering.

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with formalization of systems, software architecture, and cyber-security.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a highly motivated team environment.

  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to deliver on challenging software development tasks.

  • Ability to engage in general research activities as a result of ability to define problems and issues to be addressed, finding and using research data, and being able to make recommendations and findings in writing and in presentations.

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to respond professionally in all types of situations.

Administrative Details:

  • Part-time (up to 6 months) or full-time (up to 3 months) internship starting in the fall at Toyota ITC's Mountain View, CA office.

  • Applicants *must* already have the ability/authorization to work in the USA (Toyota ITC will NOT provide VISA support).

To apply for an intern position, please submit your application along with the following materials:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the job and desired time frame for the internship (optional)

About Us:

Since 2001, Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA, Inc. has specialized in R&D and business research with a focus on cutting-edge information technologies to advance the driving experience of Toyota automobiles and safety of the automotive industry on the globe. ITC’s current areas of interest include future vehicular network,in-vehicle software and system architecture, vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology, intelligent computing technology including artificial intelligence and machine learning.