Claudiu Gigel Sava, Developer in Benningen am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Claudiu Gigel Sava

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DaVinci Developer

Benningen am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Toptal Member Since
October 13, 2020

Claudiu is a tech all-rounder software engineer with strong skills in embedded development. For the past 13 years, he has worked on automotive projects for well-known companies, and he's taken the role of solving complex issues to ensure software delivery on time.


A123Systems GmbH
IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC), IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM), DaVinci...
SMR Automotive Mirrors
Vector Bootloader, Subversion (SVN), AUTOSAR BSW, DaVinci, MICROSAR...
VALEO Schalter und Sensoren
AUTOSAR BSW, Qt, C++, Enterprise Architecture, MCU, CANoe, Serena, Jenkins...




Preferred Environment

Vector Bootloader, DaVinci, Python, ISO 26262, C++, C, AUTOSAR

The most amazing...

...experience was to lead one software development team in a very fast-changing environment.

Work Experience

Software Platform Leader

2019 - 2020
A123Systems GmbH
  • Managed a software development team in the area of BMS.
  • Established communication and managed teams across different time zones and cultures.
  • Provided planning, processing, and split requirements into team tasks.
  • Provided technical support and coached the software team.
Technologies: IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC), IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM), DaVinci, Crucible, DOORS, Subversion (SVN), Jira, C, AUTOSAR, Embedded Software, Embedded C

Software Engineer

2015 - 2019
SMR Automotive Mirrors
  • Developed AUTOSAR CAN driver and stack for prototype projects.
  • Developed QT tools to generate CAN driver and stack for prototype projects.
  • Integrated Vector Bootloader and flashover CAN for AUTOSAR projects.
  • Implemented a new complex device driver (CDD) for AUTOSAR projects.
  • Created PyQT tools for testing camera initialization.
  • Implemented QT sniffer for analyzing communication between MCU and SOC.
  • Implemented camera initialization and handling on the SOC part.
  • Integrated Vector AUTOSAR Watchdog (WDG) component.
  • Integrated Vector Autosar Self Test Componentes: RamTest, FlashTest, and CoreTest.
  • Executed QAC for static code analysis and fixed the findings.
Technologies: Vector Bootloader, Subversion (SVN), AUTOSAR BSW, DaVinci, MICROSAR, Bootloaders, QML, Qt, Python, C, C++, ISO 26262, AUTOSAR, Embedded Software, Embedded C, Linux

Software Engineer

2013 - 2015
VALEO Schalter und Sensoren
  • Implemented AUTOSAR SWC for an automatic parking system.
  • Configured AUTOSAR BSW for IoHwAb, Adc, Pwm, Dio, Port, ICU, IRQ, and SPI WDG.
  • Integrated and maintained the bootloader for the parking sensors system.
  • Implemented Python scripting for the build process, data analyses, and code generation.
  • Updated UDS diagnostic services and DTC handling for parking sensors system.
  • Executed integration tests and non-functional tests.
  • Created and tested baselines for customer releases.
Technologies: AUTOSAR BSW, Qt, C++, Enterprise Architecture, MCU, CANoe, Serena, Jenkins, AUTOSAR, ISO 26262, DaVinci, Bootloaders, Python, C, Embedded Software, Embedded C

Software Engineer

2010 - 2013
Lear Corporation
  • Implemented release and metric tools for Jira under C++, Python, and Qt. The tools were used to boost release time and to evaluate project status.
  • Integrated CAN and LIN databases and updated CANoe restbus simulation.
  • Implemented loss of ground algorithm and fail-safe mechanism on detection.
  • Analyzed XCP traces from customers and implemented bug fixing.
  • Implemented new application functionality based on customer new requirements.
  • Created document design from customer requirements.
  • Updated basic software functionality for new hardware changes.
Technologies: Jira REST API, Unit Testing, Qt, ISO 26262, Jira, Python, C++, C, Embedded Software, Embedded C

Software Engineer

2007 - 2010
Continental Automotive
  • Developed a stepper motor driver for an adaptive light system.
  • Implemented UDS services and error handling mechanisms for DTC activation.
  • Created CANoe for CAN restbus simulation for several projects.
  • Implemented communication and synchronization mechanisms between car ECU and trailer module.
  • Implemented PWM light control for the trailer module.
  • Implemented flash driver and EEPROM emulation in the local MCU flash memory.
  • Integrated XCP drivers in the runtime environment and created CANape simulation for project usage.
Technologies: Integration Testing, Unit Testing, UDS Diagnosis, Local Networking, Automotive Controller Area Network (CAN), Poland, Vector CANape, JTAG, DOORS, CANoe, MISRA Compliance, CMMI, Embedded Software, Embedded C

Software Platform Leader

I led the software team to develop a BMS for hybrid electric vehicles.

During this time, I have provided the development planning and ensured the development process. I have split the customer requirements into team tasks and provided technical support for complex issues.

Software Engineer Mirror Replacement System

I was part of the team to develop the mirror replacement system for vehicles.

We started with prototyping and we developed the product till the start of production. During the project, I have configured the AUTOSAR BSW and implemented several AUTOSAR SWC. I integrated Vector Bootloader and insured flash over CAN functionality.

Software Engineer Automatic Parking System

I developed AUTOSAR SWC and configured AUTOSAR BSW for an automatic parking system. I maintained bootloaders for several projects. On self-initiative, I created tools to help the debugging of the parking sensors.
2002 - 2007

Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications

Faculty of Automation, Computers, Electrical and Electronics Engineering UGAL Galați - Galați, Romania


Time-Management & Self Management





Subversion (SVN), Git, CANoe, DOORS, Jira, Jenkins, Serena, Crucible, IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM), IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC)


C, Python, Embedded C, C++, QML, Java




CMMI, Unit Testing




AUTOSAR, DaVinci, Bootloaders, Engineering, JTAG, Debugging Tools, Time Management, MISRA Compliance, Poland, Automotive Controller Area Network (CAN), Local Networking, MCU, Microcontrollers, MICROSAR, AUTOSAR BSW, Vector Bootloader, Embedded Software, ISO 26262, Vector CANape, UDS Diagnosis, Enterprise Architecture, Integration Testing, Team Leadership

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