Applied Intuition

Simulation Application Engineer

Tokyo, Japan

About Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition is a Tier 1 vehicle software supplier that accelerates the adoption of safe and intelligent machines worldwide. Founded in 2017, Applied Intuition delivers the definitive ADAS/AD toolchain and a world-class vehicle platform to help customers shorten time to market, build industry-leading products, and create next-generation consumer experiences. 18 of the top 20 global automakers trust Applied Intuition’s solutions to drive the production of modern vehicles. Applied Intuition serves the automotive, trucking, construction, mining, agriculture, and defense industries and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, with offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI, Washington, D.C., Munich, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo. Learn more at

Please note that we are an in-office company, which means the expectation is that you would come in to your Applied Intuition office 5 days a week.

About Applied Intuition Tokyo 

Applied Intuition entered the Japan market in 2019. The company has rapidly grown and established strategic relationships with major Japanese automotive OEM customers. Based in Otemachi area, the Tokyo site consists of more than 25 employees who previously come from Google, Mobileye, Tier IV, Woven by Toyota and other renowned companies.

About the Role

We are looking for simulation engineers interested in designing elegant solutions to difficult problems in the autonomy and mobility space. Simulation Application Engineers work with external and internal users to develop VehicleSim-based applications and models. Our engineers source valuable feedback from users to effectively drive and influence product direction. At Mechanical Simulation, we encourage engineers to take ownership over technical and product decisions, interact closely with users to collect feedback, and contribute to a thoughtful, dynamic team culture.

At Mechanical Simulation, you will:

  • Develop new applications that can be used and then modified by automotive customers to improve their simulations
  • Collaborate closely with our automotive customers to provide technical support and collect data for new feature development
  • Create thorough documentation for new and existing software applications
  • Test and provide feedback for new versions of our software
  • Work closely with our cross-functional team to develop and conduct customer training remotely and onsite

We're looking for someone who has:

  • A MS in Mechanical Engineering or a BS with relevant industry experience
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in the automotive industry
  • Experience using simulation software, such as CarSim, Simulink, Simian, or similar tools
  • Evaluated vehicle dynamics behavior at the system level, such as response to driver controls
  • Experience evaluating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at the system level

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity or experience using our products (CarSim, BikeSim, TruckSim, and SuspensionSim)
  • Experience creating new projects (steering, braking, or other AV/ADAS enabling controllers) using our products and MATLAB/Simulink
  • Ability to program as needed to support automation and integration of multiple software tools
  • Worked with automotive driving simulators and real-time simulation systems, such as DSPACE, Concurrent, NI, and VI-Grade

Benefits and perks:

  • Health insurance
  • 401K Pension (確定拠出年金)
  • Lunch and dinner allowance
  • Fitness (600 USD) and learning stipends (1,000 USD) annually
  • English language support
  • Stock options
  • Commuting allowance


Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles that involve close contact with Company employees or other third parties on the Company's premises, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. The Company will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis taking into account the particular position.

Applied Intuition is an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor. Consequently, the parties agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and that these laws are incorporated herein by reference. These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. These regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. The parties also agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of Executive Order 13496 (29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A), relating to the notice of employee rights under federal labor laws.

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