Sr. Base Software Technical Lead

Aktv8 is a small, agile team passionately driven to transform vehicle mobility through intelligent controls.  Our technology includes advanced air suspension systems, electronic controls, semi-active damping, and Bluetooth mobile apps for commercial trucks, aftermarket and RV, and automotive markets worldwide.   

Located in Wixom, MI, we are building an extraordinary team to commercialize our game-changing technologies.  If you’re a self-starting, innovative thought leader who prefers the adrenaline of a startup over a cubicle this is the opportunity.   We offer competitive salaries and benefits with a nimble, no-bureaucracy team. 


  • Excellence Attracts; our team strives to create robust, quality solutions with top-notch suppliers for great customers. 
  • We have a passion for life, making the world a better place. 
  • We seek to transform our markets. 
  • Agile Execution. 
  • We honor relationships and transparency. 
  • POSITION:  Sr. Software Technical Lead. The Sr. Application Software Engineer is a strategic role responsible for the development and oversight of AKTV8’s base software and mobile app software for suspension controls including air suspension, semi-active damping, and active suspension on multiple vehicles and markets including automotive, RV, commercial truck, and power-sports.  The ideal person would possess great communication and organization skills, a positive attitude, and be a hands-on self-starter.   

Job Type: Salaried full-time; compensation $130,000 to $150,000 per year; profit sharing bonus, and incentive stock  

Job Location:  Wixom, MI 

Benefits:  competitive medical, dental, 401k, flexible work schedule 


  • Develop base software for suspension control technologies such as height control, vehicle leveling, automatic tire inflation, real time force control, semi-active damping control. 
  • Manage 3-5 resources working offshore developing base software and mobile applications.  
  • Develop base software architecture and modularity strategy for use across platforms. 
  • Support integration of base and application software.   
  • Manage software deployment and repository in Helix Core and Git (Bitbucket Server) 
  • Troubleshoot vehicle functional issues; determine and validate corrective actions and preventative measures in software. 


  • B.S. or M.S in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience developing and testing automotive embedded systems software. 
  • Expert in C/C++, C/C++ best practices, microprocessor structure/control, embedded system peripherals (CAN, SPI, I2C, LIN, ADC, PWM, etc), diagnostics, bootloaders, NvM/EEPROM structure and management, working knowledge of power electronics.   
  • Must be able to read and understand code and compare to AKTV8 standards and offer improvements based on those standards and the functionality of the code. 
  • Must be able to understand mechanical, electrical, and software systems to design and distill requirements and test cases that support adequate identification and coverage of high-risk failures, especially in software. 
  • Ability to write wrapper interfaces in C/C++ to integrate into existing RTOS tasks including multi-rate up/down-sampling for models running in different rate tasks as well as manage data flows between tasks and ASW and BSW layers. 
  • Familiar with I/O DAQ systems such as NI/Labview, dSPACE, and MCCDAQ/DASYLab.  


  • Expert in automotive best practices and coding standards.  Ability to generate guidelines for naming conventions, component structure and standardization, data flow, visual standards, and file management standards. 
  • Must be an expert on test setup wiring/troubleshooting. 
  • Familiarity with ISO26262 and lead discussions on functional safety including when and how to apply the standard. 
  • Understanding of Android/iOS development, Android Auto, and be able to write requirements/SOWs around app functionality and review existing work.  Familiarity with React Native is a plus. 
  • Understanding of the Systems V-Model, Waterfall Model, and Agile (continuous integration) models.   
  • Strong systems background and mechanical intuition; emphasis on working knowledge of vehicle dynamics principles.