Senior Engineer, Powertrain Software Coordination

Redford, MI /
Powertrain – Powertrain Calibration (4062) /
Full-time
Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

The MBRDNA Powertrain Software Coordination (SWC) Team is looking to continue our growth by adding a Senior Engineer. We are responsible for the successful introduction of Powertrain Software into Production and Aftersales. Our scope is far reaching, and includes projects within the Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans and Mercedes-AMG divisions. From a technology standpoint we are involved with conventional, electrified and Hybrid powertrains. We work collaboratively with teams located throughout the world to ensure software availability and alignment with regulatory requirements. If you are a team player who thrives in a dynamic environment where plans change often and deadlines are short, we would love to hear from you.

Your day-to-day activities will include:
• Creating timelines to Plan, coordinate and support powertrain projects with a focus on identifying critical deadlines.
• Coordinating software and dataset changes with the responsible Engineers.
• Maintaining detailed documentation of software and dataset changes.
• Documentation of Software Part Numbers.
• Communicate with our worldwide production plants to support launches.
• Support validation and testing activities.

Job Responsibilities:

    • 1) Project Planning and Support:
    • Create, maintain, and execute a timeline in close collaboration with RD Germany, RD AMG, Certification, RD USA, Suppliers and Daimler production plants worldwide.
    • Synchronize Software releases with other powertrain controller such as engine, CPC, transmission, etc.
    • Create a software roll-out plan to support the powertrain projects according to the Mercedes-Benz Development System (MDS).
    • Support software development activities throughout a V-Cycle.
    • Plan and track software release implementations.
    • Ensure correct documentation for all production trial builds.

    • 2) Release and Documentation:
    • Ensure information flow from all stakeholders (e.g. calibration, car line, certification group, etc.) as required.
    • Maintain detailed documentation in various Daimler specific tools, e.g. NCM, ACM and Dialog.
    • Monitor and document software/data changes.
    • Perform Flash test, basic software checks and release the software for series production.

    • 3) Validation:
    • Support Testing-V activities in collaboration with various stakeholders.
    • Coordinate the change management process of software and dataset updates.
    • Support vehicle validation activities and support other testing activities, e.g. HIL
    • Identify, maintain, and communicate all faults seen during the SW development and testing.

    • 4) Software Planning:
    • Work with the Powertrain Project and other groups to determine the number of releases, change content, and deadlines.
    • Think out of the box to create release scenarios and analyze their impact.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Engineering
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Demonstrate strong leadership skills in leading projects and working with local and external teams from Daimler RD and suppliers.
    • Successful completion of the development cycle from product design, issue resolution, to product launches.
    • Knowledge of vehicle network topologies and technologies (e.g. CAN, FlexRay).
    • Experience in developing products within a development system.
    • Work experience with system engineering, product evaluation, statistical analysis, vehicle integration.
    • Strong project management skills including scheduling, defining critical paths, analyzing trade-offs, and creating recovery plans.
    • Facilitate problem solving and lessons learned sessions.
    • Well versed in quality tools and best practices including Key Performance Metrics (KPI), ISO standards.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills.
    • Ability to monitor cost and strive for the best value.
    • Ability to create Risk Management Plans.
    • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.
    • A proven ability to handle complexity.
    • Experience with project management tools including Gantt Charts, Project Tracking, etc.
    • Valid Driver License

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of powertrain calibration tools such as INCA.
    • German Language Skills.
Why should you apply?
 
Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k savings plan, tuition and fitness reimbursement programs and much more.  We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.
 
MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.
 
MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location.  MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. Please be aware the impact of COVID-19 could increase the amount of time it takes our HR and Hiring Team to process your application. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our employees and candidates. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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