US company, Visteon, supplier in the automotive industry, producing electronic components for motorcar dashboards, has announced it will open a development centre for products in Timisoara.
The company plans to build a team of 400 employees in Romania, by 2020. In response to growing demand, Visteon has secured office premises located within the central area of Timisoara, an office space to 2,000+ sqm. The new centre will employ development engineers, supervisors and managers. The expansion of the center will take place in phases and according to customer demand.
Visteon has begun the recruiting process, specialized professionals in the software, technology and automotive fields. The development centre in Timisoara is strategically positioned as part of the company’s development plan in Europe, along with other centres in Bulgaria, Germany, France and Britain.
The new product development center in Timisoara will primarily be engaged in software development for advanced cockpit electronics products (digital instrument clusters, infotainment and head-up displays) for European automakers and will collaborate with Visteon’s Chief Technology Office and the European Technical Centers on the development of new technologies for autonomous driving. The Timisoara center will support Visteon’s growth, which includes programs for customers such as BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover.
“Supporting both European and global automaker programs, the new product development center in Timisoara will play a leading role in software and product development of the next generation of technology for new driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications. The Timisoara technical center is on a fast track to have full competence for transforming customer requirements to fully tested solutions ready to be deployed in mass production. As a key software development hub, Timisoara will achieve this by collaborating closely with Visteon’s major R&D facilities around the world. We have a range of exciting opportunities at the new technical center to nurture automotive innovation and deliver a rich, connected experience for drivers and passengers,” Mark Fosmoen, Vice President, Customer Engineering Europe said.
The target employee demographic is a balanced combination of developers with 3-5+ years of experience in auto and tech businesses, as well as developers with project management and supervisory experience. Visteon plan to recruit new and recent graduates from Automation, Electronics, Computer Science or similar technical program. The company is looking for candidates whose skill sets include programming language C and/or C++, design of software for embedded automotive systems or software design and UML modeling.
As part of the company’s recruitment and employer branding strategy, Visteon will be attending Angajatori de TOP career fair, between 19th – 20th of October, at C.R.A.F.T.. Mark Fosmoen, Vice President, Customer Engineering Europe, will be attending TechTalks Timisoara – Automotive and Smart Cities Conference, where he will deliver a speech on 20th of October and will be available for questions about Visteon and the new development center in Timisoara.
Visteon is a global technology company that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative cockpit electronics products and connected car solutions for most of the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. Visteon is a leading provider of instrument clusters, head-up displays, information displays, infotainment, audio systems, telematics, SmartCore™ cockpit domain controllers, and the DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform. Visteon also supplies embedded multimedia and smartphone connectivity software solutions to the global automotive industry. Headquartered in Van Buren Township, Michigan, Visteon has approximately 10,000 employees at more than 40 facilities in 18 countries. Visteon had sales of $3.15 billion in 2017.