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HW Lead Engineer

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0005892
Date Posted: Jan 28, 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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Description

General Responsibilities:

Plans and manages activities for multiple projects to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished within a prescribed time frame by performing any combination of all essential duties and responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position is to lead the development of automotive embedded electronic control unit hardware and be the main technical interface with the customer during the development phase and production. The duties include leading the analog and digital circuit design through analysis and simulation, EMC design including the support for PCB layout, EMC test plan development, troubleshooting EMC anomalies, product specification negotiation, hardware-in-the-loop testing, overseeing the testing of prototypes, and following the development through to production.  In addition, the position will be responsible for supporting the root cause analysis of modules returned by the customer during the development stage.

In addition to the technical attributes of the position, there are also leadership responsibilities.  This includes leading and mentoring the efforts of engineers who are responsible for sub-project activities.  The candidate will need to work directly with customer engineers, and team members, to negotiate some product requirements. The candidate will be responsible for working with customer engineers to ensure that program goals are met, schedules are maintained, and problems encountered during the development process are satisfactorily resolved.  The candidate will need to work with, and lead, other project team members and design engineers, in resolving issues related to the design of the electronic hardware.  The candidate will occasionally need to travel to multiple global locations to support project development

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have the ability to lead and mentor less experienced engineers;
  • Have experience interfacing with customers;
  • Have experience creating DFMEA’s, Validation Plans, EMC test plans, etc.
  • Have experience creating WCAs (MathCAD) and working with PSPICE
  • Be able to coordinate program activities with team members at remote sites
  • Have embedded H/W design experience for automotive applications;
  • Design experience with Zuken and/or Altium software is a benefit
  • Have experience coordinating and facilitating several small projects and/or one major project.

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 Electrical Engineering

Experience:     Minimum of 6-10 years applicable experience in automotive ECU development

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

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

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.

Must be able to report to the office when needed (troubleshooting prototypes, etc.).  Otherwise, working remotely is allowed.

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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