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Software Architect for Power Electronics

Location: Schwaig-Oberding, Bayern, Deutschland
Job ID: R0011471
Date Posted: Sep 29, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Europe GmbH
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ready to contribute to the future of the automotive industry?

We are part of Hitachi Astemo focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team and join our organization our Office in Schwaig-Oberding (near Munich Airport)

Software Architect for Power Electronics (m/f/d)

In this role you will be responsible for the development of embedded system and Software Architectures for Automobile Powertrain Inverter (Powertrain Electronics) as well as for the supplier management in the field of Testing and Quality Assurance. In this position you will report directly to Manager Software Unit Europe.

Your core responsibilities include:


  • Technical responsibility in customizing power electronics (powertrain inverter) system and SW for OEM projects.
  • Elicitation, analyze analysis and definition of requirements and specifications in innovation development projects.
  • Leadership in discussion with customer on an in-depth technical level regarding requirements and specification.
  • Presentation and explanation, justification and argumentation of SW Architecture solutions and alignment with OEM’s requirements.
  • Evaluation of the impact of different Software solutions on the overall system design
  • Identification of dependencies and drive technical requirement clarifications with the other software domain architects to ensure a consistent end-to-end solution.


  • Development and definition of the System Architecture in accordance to customer needs.
  • Development and definition of the Software Architectural Design, that identifies the elements of the software.
  • Analyze potential customer needs and determine system requirements, capacity, and cost to contribute to develop a system plan.
  • Definition and communication of improvement potentials for design rules for the overall product


  • Development of testing strategies on system and SW level
  • Analysis of test and validation results and definition of development action, as well as supplier management

Profile and Qualifications:

  • Degree of electrical engineering, informatics or software engineering

  • 5 years working experience with at least 3 years as Engineer in software engineering in the field of power electronics
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (C, C++, or Python)
  • Deep architectural knowledge of control algorithms and data processing for automotive application
  • Strong experience in inverter SW topology, electrical device and control of electric machines in design and calibration
  • Fluency in English as well as a creative way of working paired with the ability of analytical thinking
  • Enjoy working with new technologies

Why Hitachi Astemo?

At Hitachi Astemo, Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do. 

Sound Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your application!

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