Vehicle Engineer, Body Controls Interfaces

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As part of the Vehicle Engineering team, you will be responsible for managing the interface to the body controls system components including door and lighting controls, HVAC / thermal systems and user interfaces (UI).  You will interact directly with the controls, electrical architecture and mechanical teams as the point person for user facing vehicle interfaces. You will also lead the technical liaison with the OEM partner and Tier 1 suppliers for relevant components.



  • Develop and document requirements for body controls interfaces, sensor / actuator performance and UI systems

  • Develop and test interfaces to existing vehicle and prototype components

  • Design test, verification and validation procedures

  • Liaise with the body controls and UI systems subject matter experts at the OEM partner and Tier 1 component suppliers

Experience & Skills:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines

  • Experience in the automotive control system development and integration

  • Experience in real-time and embedded control systems

  • Direct experience with state of the art vehicle electrical networks, sensors, and actuators

  • Knowledge of Passive Safety systems including restraint control systems

  • Familiarity with automotive communication network systems including CAN and general vehicle electrical architecture

  • Experience with requirements management, cascade, and validation processes, preferably using a structured requirements management tools such as DOORs, Polarion or Jama

  • Experience with managing the engineering interface between an OEM and component supplier

Nice To Have:

  • Experience with Autonomous Vehicle applications

  • Experience with redundant systems including redundant sensors, actuators, communication networks and power supplies, fault detection, and fail-over strategies.

  • Formal training and application of Functional Safety ISO26262 – Hazard Analysis, Safety Goal cascade to Functional and Technical Requirements, validation processes

  • Experimental experience using Hardware in the Loop (HIL) systems

  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink including deployment to target controllers

  • Programming experience in C, C++ and / or Python


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