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Systems Applications Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI at Continental

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Job Description

The System Engineer role is to conceptualize and design system solutions to meet the requirements of the projects. The system engineer is required to develop and manage the system level requirement to meet the needs of the customer, legislative authorities and functional safety. The systems engineer will work closely with other engineering disciplines to design and develop appropriate system solutions within the time and cost budgets of the project. The role includes the specification and execution of appropriate tests to verify the success of the developed systems.

Core Responsibilities:
• Coordinate with the customer to form, or refine, customer requirement specification documents from which the project will be planned and scheduled. This may include conducting feasibility and conceptual studies, system modeling and simulation and, where appropriate, advising the customer using previous experience.
• Provide close coordination of project activities throughout the duration of the project between both the CES development teams and the customer.
• Fully document the design development and verification of developed systems
• Analysis of customer requirements, functional safety requirements, relevant legislation and standards to develop system requirement specifications.
• Calibration of system functions to comply with project requirements. Complete sign­off procedures for vehicle algorithms, calibrations, and final product testing. Undertake system and vehicle development and problem solving within tight timescales.

Additional Responsibilities:
• Assist customer representatives in the understanding of algorithm and powertrain features and providing support and documentation as required.
• Plan, conduct and review testing of new software, hardware and calibrations at a variety of levels including integration testing, dyno testing, and vehicle level testing, sometimes including worldwide field trips
• Work closely with other engineering disciplines to develop system design specifications and algorithms.
• Work closely with Functional Safety department to ensure the analysis and development of appropriate functional safety requirements.

Core Capabilities:
• An understanding of modern automotive systems and common automotive practices
• Understand and comply with company and customer confidentiality agreements and maintain the security of company and customer property
• Good test and analysis skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency with standard office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
• A team player with the additional ability to work alone unsupervised
• Highly motivated and capable of working on concurrent activities

Basic Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related applicable concentration
• Minimum of 3 to 5+ years of full time automotive engineering experience
• Experience in requirements analysis and management, preferably using dedicated requirements management tools (Example: DOORS, MKS …)
• Knowledge of formal test environments and version control systems
• Experience of Configuration Management Tools (Example: MKS)
• Experience in systems design methodologies, developing control algorithms for automotive applications
• Knowledge or familiarity of Software Code, MATLAB, CAN and FlexRay communication protocols and tool chain
• Knowledge of basic electronic hardware techniques and an ability to interpret circuit schematics
• Knowledge of the use of microcontrollers within Realtime embedded systems
• Experience with Working with high voltage systems

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in engineering or MBA
• 5+ years of automotive systems engineering experience