Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun posted on Weibo about recruitment technology specialists for self-driving cars.
A month ago, on June 14, Xiaomi Corporation published 20 new positions on its jobs page related to autonomous driving, making it the first time a large-scale job posting related to autonomous driving has been released since the official announcement of the company’s expansion into vehicle sector.
As listed in the recruitment information, Xiaomi needs to fill 20 positions in a variety of roles, including for data platforms, vehicle infrastructure, decision planning, millimeter-wave algorithm, development tools, front-end platform development, embedded software, control, perception, HD map and simulation platform.
Lei Jun, former CEO of Xiaomi Corporation and who is now leading the company’s foray into autonomous driving, says the company is focusing on making cars since Xiaomi its official announcement to do so a few months ago. The current concern is sourcing talent and acquiring supply chain support for making cars.
In March of this year, we recall that Xiaomi announced plans to organize the production of fully electric cars under its own brand. The initial investment in this large-scale project should amount to 10 billion yuan, or approximately $ 1.5 billion. We are talking about the development of smart vehicles based on advanced technologies. As Mr. Jun has now announced, the Xiaomi Autonomous Driving Department is planning to recruit 500 experts and engineers. They will have to develop a proprietary autopilot technology for the company’s future electric vehicles.
In addition, Xiaomi is looking for specialists in many other fields. Among them are data processing platforms, control systems, embedded software, high-precision maps, millimeter-wave processing algorithms, image acquisition and analysis, etc. Thus, we can conclude that Xiaomi intends to create its own autopilot system that can compete with the best solutions in the global automotive market.