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Lead Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 20-00287
Location: Pontiac, Michigan
Position Type:Direct Placement
Title: Lead Systems Engineer
Job ID: 20-00287
Location: Pontiac, MI
Pay Rate: Open and Highly Competitive
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), the company paid holidays, and more!
Type of hire: Direct

The Lead Systems Engineer is responsible for ensuring all inputs are clearly captured and decimated to the appropriate functional engineering disciplines as required. In addition, the Lead Systems Engineer ensures the product meets all performance and functional requirements prior to customer delivery. The Lead Systems Engineer shall act as the key customer interface for all technical/engineering topics.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Work with Managers and Senior Managers to identify and resolve issues quickly within the team project organization.
  • Manage engineering risks within the System Discipline.
  • Report status prepares contingency and mitigation plans and executes corrective actions.
  • Own the overall integrated product design.
  • Responsible for ensuring the design meets the customer/project requirements.
  • Review and approve engineering work products within the Systems Discipline.
  • Develop effort estimates and engineering timing plans per internal and external milestones, expected work products, and product deliveries within the Systems Discipline.
  • Support and ensure timely and effective negotiation of customer requirements, change requests including unwritten requirements.
  • Attend customer project (PDT) meetings as necessary
  • Lead the System activities to ensure engineering work products and any other relevant deliverables are released per project's configuration management and timing plans and are in compliance with the product development process and customer expectations.
  • Evaluate and determine product readiness prior to customer deliveries
  • Develop, with the support of the customer, the system level DFMEA for the product.
  • Drive the technical part of Value Engineering (VE) activities prior to DV design freeze. Participate in Value Analysis (VA) activities in an effort to drive costs out of products as necessary after SOP.
  • Support engineering quote response for responsible projects. Includes the negotiation of technical requirements with the customer.
  • Responsible for communicating the status and timely delivery of all product-related work products needed by our manufacturing team. Specifically, ensure design for manufacturability, smooth transition into manufacturing (especially for new designs), and testing of the product.
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering) - Master's degree is a plus
  • 7 - 10+ years of industry experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of product development practices in the automotive field
  • Deep and comprehensive knowledge in the development and execution of camera-based electronics controllers, modules, ECU's or ADAS Systems for automotive
  • Strong technical background. Understands the needs of systems, optics (if required), Electrical, Mechanical, and Software Engineers for successful product execution.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of configuration management, project planning, monitoring, and control techniques.
  • Working knowledge of data networks and related tools a plus
Skills/ Competencies:
  • Ability to work effectively in a global environment
  • Ability to lead and motivate a diverse team
  • Ability to represent technical topics internally and externally
  • Excellent communication skills for all internal and external interfaces
  • Travel (domestic and international) may be needed
GTA Questions:
  1. Please share a few highlights of why you are an ideal fit for this opening. (Brief example)
  2. Please list the education you've completed. What was the degree and what was the month and year you received it? (Ex: Bachelors from ABC University 01/89 & High School Diploma from ABC High School 1/85)
  3. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  4. What pay rate are you looking for? (If your required rate exceeds the listed pay rate you may be over qualify for this position, but please share what you would be comfortable with)
  5. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
  6. Do you require visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years.
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