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Sr. Software Architect Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0012883
Date Posted: Dec 7, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General Responsibilities:

The Sr. Software Architect Engineer is primarily responsible for developing software component design specifications, based on the software architecture design specification. The software component design specifications are the deliverable to the software coders, so they are very detailed - specifying the static structure and the dynamic behavior of the software component.

The engineer will monitor the work of the software coders and testers, providing direction and clarification as needed. Participate or lead code reviews, unit test reviews, and functional/integration test reviews.

The engineer will follow the lead of a Software Architect, and may support the architect in parsing customer requirements, developing sub-sections of a software requirements specification or developing sub-sections of a software architecture specification.

Job Responsibilities:

Includes the following (other duties may be documented and assigned by local management and some duties may not apply, dependent upon the requirements of the position at each specific (HIAMS)AM site and/or the strengths of the employee and the needs of the company):

  • Work closely with stakeholders to identify requirements, schedule, and deploy simulation projects to enable virtual vehicle design, development, and validation
  • Engage with cross functional team members to coordinate on-time delivery of simulation components to meet requirements and timing
  • Integrate plant models and other ECU models with controller software source code and perform virtual system verification based on requirements
  • Obtain, develop, parameterize, and test virtual controller models to be used across different components such as HWIO, RTOS, controller I/O, and other ECU behavioral models
  • Perform simulation correlation activities based on experimental data
  • Create, maintain, and improve standard simulation architectures
  • Provide support for released simulations, including detailed documentation, and assist users with testing and troubleshooting
  • Design, develop, verify and execute automated test suites
  • Assist initiatives to benchmark and adopt next-generation simulation technology and tools
  • Identify, implement, and standardize new simulation development processes of engineering
  • Provide process and architecture feedback improvements


The Ideal candidate will:

  • 7+ years' experience in writing embedded software in C with knowledge of Eclipse IDE or similar preferred
  • Microcontrollers. Qualcomm and/or Arriver
  • Microcontroller Hardware. Timers (GTM, TPU, WDT), Memory (RAM, FLASH, ECC, DMA), Peripherals (ADC,PWM,GPIO,CAN,SENT,UART,LIN,SPI), Safety (SMU, FCCU), etc.
  • Hardware IC Devices. High side drivers, low side drivers, H-Bridge, injection drivers, knock drivers, solenoid drivers, WRAF drivers, CAN Transceivers, etc.
  • Software Design Tools. Requirements modeling, UML modeling, AUTOSAR configuration, RTOS configuration, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).
  • Software Development Tools. Cross compilers, static code analysis, in-circuit debuggers, serial communication tools, HIL systems, measurement & calibration tools.
  • Test Equipment. Oscilloscope, multimeter, logic analyzer, current probes, function generator, etc.
  • Software Process/Standards. V-Model, MISRA, ASPICE, ISO26262
  • Communication Protocols. CAN, CANFD, LIN, SENT, Ethernet. UDS, GMLAN, FNOS, J1939, IEEE15765.
  • Application Domains. Powertrain, Automatic Transmission Controls, Gasoline Engine Control, Diesel Engine Control, Basic Software (BSW)
  • Software Architecture. Basic Software, Low Level Drivers, Board Support Package, Boot Code, BIOS, MCAL
  • Familiar with crypto algorithms, and cryptographic authentication method
  • Ability to read schematics, electrical block diagrams, and IC datasheets
  • Good verbal and written English skills

Additionally, the ability to work independently with minimal direction is required as are strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience with PCs and application software, such as MS Office tools is also required.

Education:  Bachelor or Master’s degree in in Computer Science or any Engineering field.

Experience:  Minimum of 5-7 years applicable experience in automotive

Job level determined by various factors such as organization size, responsibility, career stage, and capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  leading and mentoring the efforts of engineers who are responsible for sub-project activities. 

Working conditions:

  • Physical Demands: Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Travel: Domestic and international may be required as needed. The candidate will occasionally need to travel to multiple global locations to support project development.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected] Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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