Senior Systems Design Engineer

# of Openings
Direct Hire


Develops complex systems solutions within area of assignment. Heavy emphasis is placed on level of expertise; knowledge; originality; analysis; interaction within department and external organizations, detailed documentation and report writing.

To provide professional expertise and design solutions in a specialized and/or complicated area of assignment such as powertrain controls, electronic suspension controls, vehicle lighting systems and other electrical and electronic systems requiring limited direction and supervision while planning, developing and completing engineering projects within area of assignment.  


Core Responsibilities

  • Writing Technical reports and cross functional specifications – breaking down pre-requisites and requirements, describing how they will affect the electrical system, and proposing concepts to fulfill them.
  • Developing and analyzing embedded software specifications and electrical schematics and block diagrams of vehicle functions.
  • Developing System Cross-Functional Specifications.
  • Utilizing Diagnostic Tools such as CANalyzer to troubleshoot and analyze in-vehicle networks.
  • Performs complex on vehicle measurements and analysis to collect data for development of new systems
  • Providing the necessary expertise to analyze vehicle functions to determine the best course of action required to resolve actual or potential problems
  • Coordinate activities with other departments as well as deal with customers and vendors as necessary to resolve issues
  • Assure compliance with all applicable vehicle regulations relating to area of responsibility

Required Competencies

  • In depth knowledge of power distribution systems, parasitic loading and strategies to address them, power integration with end-to-end feature delivery, and robust system design.
  • In depth knowledge of data communication technologies and vehicle communiation protocols (SAE J1939)
  • In depth knowledge of vehicle functions such as ABS, Cruise Control, PTO, Diagnostics, etc.
  • Technical learning- has the ability and desire to learn new tools and to stay updated with the latest technological advancements in the industry
  • Action oriented- gets things done, approaches tasks with end goal in mind and stys focus on completion
  • Perseverance- Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish Seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Learning on the fly- Learns quickly when facing new problems A relentless and versatile learner. Welcomes change, analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement
  • Customer focus/Is dedicated to meeting expectations of internal and external customers
  • Analytical Skills:  Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action
  • Conceptual Thinking:  Understanding how elements, problems, and situations are related to each other and to the larger environment
  • Creativity/Innovation:  Reframing traditional patterns of thinking and applying new and evolving ideas, methods, designs and technologies
  • Dependability/Reliability:  Following through on commitments, producing timely work to required (or higher) standards, pitching in to get the job done
  • Initiative:  Taking action in the absence of specific instructions or in the absence of a specific requirement, taking reasonable risks to achieve results, and persevering when challenged
  • Ownership/Accountability:  Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs, and results
  • Problem-Solving/Decision-Making:  Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance
  • Teamwork:  Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes
  • Flexibility:  Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities and assignments
  • Drive for results/Ability to develop project time plan, set goals and milestones and deliver own items accordingly
  • Ability to drive and travel internal and  internationally   


Education detail

  • Minimum BSEE/BSME Degree MS preferred
  • Experience, Skills and training detail
  • Eight years engineering experience with at least three years in automotive, aerospace or commercial vehicle

SE tool, Cross functional specification (XFS), EE systems tech report, writing experience a plus




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