VTT Summer of Changemakers: Research Trainee, Automated Vehicles

Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you willing to develop new technology-based innovations for future vehicles? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time? VTT might be just the place for you. Apply now for VTT Summer of Changemakers 2022 traineeships. Together, we can turn these challenges into a hopeful future.

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds from 48 different nationalities is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.

Do you want to be our next Research Trainee in our Automated Vehicles team? Join us - and let’s make science work for hope next summer! 

 As a Research Trainee, your key goals are developing automated vehicle sensing systems, connectivity and driving functions. In this position, you will be coding new innovations in Linux/QT environment.

Our team, Automated Vehicles are extending automated operation of heavy-good vehicles, passenger cars and last-mile vehicles in diverse environment. We are using modern ICT technologies (5G/C-V2X based connected driving, positioning, environment perception, artificial intelligence, positioning, etc.) enabling full automation within a 5-10-year time frame.

What your responsibilities as a Research Trainee would include?

  • Programming simulator environment with using Unity, C/C++, Linux, QT tools
  • Improve sensor data processing methods
  • Test and develop capabilities of automated vehicles
  • Report and disseminate results in technical reports and generate new innovative IPR for licensing.

Who we are looking for?

  • Programming skills with python or C/C++ languages
  • Having signal/image processing method understanding
  • Knowledge about computing units in vehicle
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Holding at least B level driving license in Finland

As a person, we hope that you are:

  • Innovator to develop new software-based components and modules
  • Ready to fail-fast with new innovations
  • Willing to pass puck to the team fellows and score goals together

We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start.

What would we offer you?

  • Impactful work for the future. As a leading applied research organisation, we are on a mission to bring exponential hope to the world by joining together people, businesses, science and technology. We tackle the biggest challenges of our time – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – and turn them into sustainable growth. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.

  • Career opportunities, top-level mentors. At VTT, your skills are appreciated and supported with the opportunity to learn from the top experts in their field. You’ll get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.

  • Meaningful projects, real responsibility. With us, you get to take on meaningful projects and create innovative scientific and technical solutions as part of our Automated Vehicle team. We treat all employees as equals and give you real responsibility from the start. VTT is a caring employer that supports your growth and work–life balance and offers a range of well-being services.


What is like to work with us solving the biggest challenges of our time? Check from the video what kind of experiences Aymara, Daniil, Eric and Isabella had from their summer traineeships and what kind of change did they drive.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application with your transcript of records via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 6 February 2022. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.

All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date and length of the traineeship can be discussed. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers

Interested and want to hear more?

For further information, please contact Research Team Leader Matti Kutila, matti.kutila@vtt.fi, tel. +358 40 820 8334.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (Summer traineeship)


VTT is one of Europe's leading research organisations, a visionary innovation partner for businesses and society. We bring hope to the world by turning the greatest challenges of our time into sustainable growth with cutting-edge science and technology. We employ a community of over 2000 world-class problem-solvers across fields of science and business. Our turnover and other operating income 258 M€. You can familialise yourself with VTT's research infra from here.

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