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Software Staff Engineer

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Location: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: R0003286
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering_NewEngineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

General Responsibilities:

The Software Equipment Engineer works with an engineering team, prototype team, production team to design, program and support the software applications needed for test equipment required for validating automotive electronic modules. The ideal candidate will enjoy hands on work in a very dynamic setting and will have had previous automotive testing industry experience. The Software Equipment Engineer works closely with and provides training to the lab technicians. They will also interface daily with product and validation engineering teams to ensure the test specification and product validation parameters are understood. This position is a combination of electronic, electrical and software engineering so the ability to learn new strategies and quickly add skills is paramount.

Job Summary:

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):

  • Design, build and support automated test equipment SW applications written in Visual C++, C# and LabVIEW programming languages in order to validate automotive electronic control modules.
  • Review and interpret test specifications and verify that the equipment delivers accurate results.
  • Interface with the product and validation engineers to design test equipment for new products.
  • Participate in product design reviews and internal meetings as required to support projects.
  • Familiarity with CAN analysis tools and script generation, from vendors such as Vector and Intrepid Control Systems.
  • Able to use automotive measurement and calibration tools such as ETAS INCA or ATI Vision. Understand concept of emulation calibration data memory and ASAP display table measurements.
  • Support equipment startup and problem-solving during testing.

Qualifications:

Knowledge skills and abilities: High skill level using Visual C++, C# and LabVIEW  programming languages. Familiar with use of test equipments like Oscilloscope, multimeter, logic analyzer, current probes, function generator, etc. Familiar with communication protocols CAN, CANFD, LIN, SENT, Ethernet. UDS, GMLAN, FNOS, J1939, IEEE15765. Basic understanding of engineering theory and principles of electronic tester design. Proven experience with electronics and test and measurement instrumentation preferred. Experience with electronic modules, RF automotive products, high power devices. Experience with customer specifications and validation plans. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret electrical schematics, technical procedures, and test specifications. Ability to accurately write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and actively participate in a technical discussion. Well organized, able to work well with a diverse team and varying personalities/cultures. Good verbal and written English language skills.

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.

Experience: 7+ years' relevant test equipment design experience preferred.        

Supervisory Responsibilities: May be required to supervise the duties of others to perform the job responsibilities as designated by area/department management.

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.

Work Environment: Primarily in a professional business office with exposure to testing areas    and periodic exposure to manufacturing environments.

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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