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Jobs at Kopernikus Automotive

We are a startup that develops autonomous driving solutions for public and private ground. We already completed several projects at parking garages, factories and exhibitions and have a lot more projects in the pipeline. This is an example of our solution: Vehicles Could Soon Be Driving Themselves Off The Production Line at Ford’s Cologne EV Centre. The Development Team at Kopernikus Automotive is in need for talented people who would love to join us as part of our Verification & Validation Team. We are currently facing the challenge of aiming for full compliance to Automotive as well as safety standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508 and ISO 21448 for an autonomous driving system relying on fully AI-based perception.


While close collaboration with our development teams is needed, remote work is possible.


We are currently looking to hire:

Team Lead Verification and Validation (m/f/d)
(Leipzig / Berlin / partly remote possible)

 Our V&V Team is responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining rules and processes for V&V on all levels of development, from overall system validation down to detailed SW module verification.

  • Supporting development teams throughout the entire development process from early prototypes up until series deployment.

  • Contributions to completeness of technical documentation and safety cases for our individual projects to prove performance and safety of our system and SW solutions.

  • Close collaboration with relevant internal and external interfaces for coordination and execution of V&V activities.

We are currently searching for reinforcement for our Team for Verification and Validation and are looking for a new V&V team lead with experience in the operational activities of verification and validation as well as the required formal processes and guidelines to comply with Automotive standards. While it would be optimal if you already had experience in leading a V&V team, don’t feel discouraged if you want to be starting out in a leading position in your field of expertise.

As Team Lead Verification and Validation, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and coordinating V&V activities according to test plans for various internal and customer projects.

  • Maintaining formal V&V processes and guidelines within the company.

  • Monitoring of compliance to V&V processes.

  • Leading and Managing a V&V team covering the different levels of testing, from SW to system level.

  • Planning, execution and documentation of testing in parallel to Development Activties for the individual projects

  • Definition of test objectives for the different levels of testing.

Your profile:

  • You have a BS or MS within the field of STEM, ideally related to SW development, Computer Science or Machine Learning.

  • You have several years of experience in Verification and Validation on System or SW Level.

  • You have a quick understanding of how a system works and are willing to dig into our solutions and analyze every aspect of them.

  • You do not shy away from challenges and like to get creative, finding the optimal solution for a problem, both drawing on your experience and trying to find new approaches.

  • You are fluent in English and know your way around the German language. While our company language is English, you might need to communicate with project partners in German. 

To stand out of a crowd:

  • You have previously worked with the SOTIF standard and are familiar with the needs of scenario-based testing.

  • You have experience with computer vision and / or perception related projects.

  • You have experience in the automotive industry, ideally in ADAS or AD projects.

What we offer:

  • Permanent contract starting immediately.

  • Continuing education: Courses to further your understanding of your Tech Stack as well as German language courses and support in acquiring your German driver’s license.

  • Free sports membership across Germany.

  • Free Bahn Card which can also be used for your private travels.

  • Great office space in Berlin and remote work is currently possible (but you should be able to travel to Berlin office and to project locations within Germany).

  • Interesting projects in autonomous driving while working hand to hand with big car manufacturers.

  • Work in a merit-based organization with low hierarchies and a high degree of individual responsibility.

  • Feeling that your work is essential! Within our team, every member has a big influence on the final product.

  • Extremely nice and friendly team that is always motivated to help.

If this sound like the right role for you - please get in touch and send us your application to

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