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Systems Engineer Controls
Ref No.: 18-02153
Location: DEARBORN, Michigan
Automated Driving (SAE Autonomy Levels 3-5) will play a major role in many of these upcoming mobility solutions. This future is being created today by the client’s Research and Advanced Engineering team. This fun, fast-moving, innovative team is looking for candidates to support research and developmental efforts in this space utilizing the best systems engineering approaches and tools. The role requires not only technical acuity but also soft-skills to negotiate functionality across a diverse project team. Successful candidates will be experienced engineers who possess a track record of being strong independent thinkers who deal well with a mix of concrete tasks and ambiguity early on in new technology development and in a rapidly changing research environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Leverage model-based approach (e.g. SysML, Simulink/Stateflow/etc...) to architecting, defining, and analyzing complex systems involving a mix of hardware and controls
  • Develop and manage a set of core systems engineering work products including use cases, strategy concepts, requirements, robustness artifacts, and verification methods/plans/results
  • Facilitate design of the interfaces between the vehicle subsystems and manage the cascade and negotiation of the above with subsystem teams
  • Develop physically and empirically based models & simulations and use them to conduct design option and trade-off studies
  • Develop test plans and perform design verification tests on prototype vehicles or constituent systems, analyze results, provide recommendations and drive to implementation
  • Support the quality processes (requirements development, functional safety/ISO26262, fault tree analysis, FMEAs, P-diagrams, etc.)
  • Perform competitive analyses and maintain knowledge of emerging technologies in the automotive field
  • Present designs, challenges, implementation details, and results with excellent written and oral communications skills

Skills Required:
  • Systems modeling (descriptive - e.g. SysML/East-ADL & analytical - e.g. Simulink/Stateflow/Excel/Dymola)
  • Requirements Development & Management
  • Interface development, specification, and management (physical, information, control, material, electrical)
  • Designing and conducting system component/design or strategy trade studies (preferably model-based)
  • One or more of the following analysis skills - Functional Safety, Failure Mode Avoidance/FMEA/FTA/etc, STPA/STAMP
     
Skills Preferred:
  • hands on testing and problem solving in simulation, hardware in the loop systems, and prototype vehicles
  • Broad understanding of control system design and analysis techniques
  • Significant experience with Matlab, Simulink, & Stateflow in an applied industry environment preferred
  • Significant experience utilizing models to develop and verify mixed hardware & embedded software systems desired
  • Experience with CAN networks and tools (Canalyzer, Canape, etc.)
  • Applied project experience with model-based systems architecting languages, tools (SysML, MagicDraw, etc.), and associated methods
  • Skilled at working in large team environments and interfacing with technical experts
Experience Required:
  • 4+ years (combined) experience in a role involved in requirements definition, decomposition, systems or controls design, trade/concept studies, design verification & validation. This may include school or employer project work on which these roles/responsibilities were assigned.
  • 1+ years applied working experience with Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Experience applying Systems Engineering disciplines to the development of complex systems

Experience Preferred:
  • 2+ years experience in programming in high-level languages like (C/C++, Java, etc.).
  • Experience in embedded development is a plus
  • Exposure to autonomous system or robotics development
Education Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical / Computer / Mechanical / Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, or related field

Education Preferred:
MS or PhD. degree in Electrical / Mechanical / System Engineering / Autonomy / Robotics / Controls / or related technology field