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VP, Software



Garden Grove, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

About Harbinger

Harbinger Motors Inc. is a Southern California-based electric vehicle manufacturer on a mission to transform the automotive and transportation industries, bringing to market EVs developed from the ground up to address the needs of the Medium Duty vehicle industry. This broad, and to date poorly addressed, market segment includes class 4 to 7 commercial delivery vehicles, RVs and utility vehicles, among others. Leveraging a foundation of proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies, Harbinger's first-of-its-kind EV platform will bring enhancements in vehicle performance, durability and operator comfort. And importantly, Harbinger's vehicles will be priced for zero acquisition premium relative to traditional gas- and diesel-based competitors, removing one of the most tenacious barriers to EV adoption.

Harbinger's team, with operations in Southern California and Michigan, includes industry veterans with expertise in powertrain, battery, chassis and software development, along with leaders in advanced manufacturing, corporate development, operations and finance. Our team members come from leading innovators, both in and out of the automotive industry, including Tesla, Rivian, Canoo, Ford, Anduril, and SpaceX.

Founded in 2021, Harbinger is a venture-backed startup on a rapid growth trajectory, looking for candidates that thrive on tackling complex challenges and who share in our passion to bring clean transportation alternatives to a segment of the market starving for innovation.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Vice President of Software to lead our software development efforts. As the VP of Software, you will play a pivotal role in driving the development of vehicle software, overseeing end-to-end testing, managing software operations, and spearheading initiatives related to infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). You will lead a talented team of software engineers, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, innovative software solutions that align with our company's goals and values.


  • Lead the development of vehicle software systems, including firmware, embedded software, and application software, to enhance the performance, safety, and efficiency of our electric vehicles.
  • Oversee end-to-end testing processes to ensure the reliability, scalability, and security of our software solutions.
  • Manage software operations, including both backend and frontend development, to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and optimize performance.
  • Drive the development of infotainment systems, incorporating cutting-edge technologies to deliver an exceptional user experience.
  • Lead the development and implementation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to enhance vehicle safety and autonomy.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including hardware engineering, design, product management, and quality assurance, to align software development efforts with overall business objectives.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in software engineering, and integrate relevant advancements into our development processes.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the software engineering team.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to software engineers, fostering their professional growth and development.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven track record of leading successful software development projects from conception to delivery, preferably in the automotive or electric vehicle industry.
  • Deep understanding of software development methodologies, tools, and best practices, with expertise in both backend and frontend development.
  • Experience with end-to-end testing processes and methodologies, including test automation frameworks.
  • Strong knowledge of infotainment systems, ADAS, and related technologies.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve their full potential.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Passion for innovation, sustainability, and shaping the future of transportation.

Rev up your career with our electrifying compensation and benefits package! At Harbinger Motors, we understand that your skills, experience, and expertise are as unique as our cutting-edge electric vehicles. That's why we tailor our offers to suit your individual profile, considering your years of experience, specialized knowledge, and market demands.

In addition to a competitive base salary, our perks charge ahead of the competition:

  • 100% Comprehensive Health Coverage: You and your loved ones are covered with top-tier medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Accelerate Your Wealth: As one of our first 100 employees, you'll have the opportunity to rev up your financial future with early-stage stock options.
  • Unleash Your Time: Take control of your work-life balance. Salaried teammates receive flexible PTO and the freedom to celebrate holidays and wellness days as you see fit.
  • Cruise into Vacations: Enjoy an exciting annual vacation stipend to help you recharge your batteries.
  • Fuel Your Day: Forget brown bag lunches; we've got you covered with paid lunches and dinners to keep you energized.

These are just a few of our benefits and perks, as we're constantly adjusting and adding more benefits to best serve our teammates. At Harbinger Motors, we don't just offer jobs; we provide the fuel for your career journey. Join us in shaping the future of sustainable transportation, where your hard work and dedication are always rewarded.

Get ready to drive your career forward with us!

California Pay Range
$180,000$240,000 USD
Equal Opportunity
Harbinger is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harbinger is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at info@harbingermotors.com.
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