Senior Engineer, Active Safety & Testing

Ann Arbor, MI /
Product Compliance – Safety & Regulatory Affairs (4042) /
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 Senior Active Safety and Testing engineer focuses on driving safety and vehicle technologies associated with connected, automated, shared and electric. The engineer will play a key role in Mercedes-Benz as a Regulatory liaison; facilitate internal communication, support rating and compliance tests and act as an interface with regulatory officials at the local and federal levels in the US.       

Job Responsibilities:

    • Identify emerging topics that could have impact on one or more of the relevant regulatory affairs topics.
    • Develop and submit technical and strategic input to regulatory inquiries, federal processes, standards, voluntary commitments and research activities.
    • Develop technical comments to rulemaking and provide technical support for rating and compliance tests.
    • Develop Mercedes-Benz response to rating agency inquiries.
    • Conduct benchmark studies and support communication and outreach events.   

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum level of education required and required field of study:  Bachelor’s Degree (any science field), 2-4 years regulatory interface experience.
    • We seek an individual with experience working with members of the relevant regulatory agencies, their staff and/or other key policymakers.
    • The person must be a strong player with the ability to multitask and enjoy working in a collegial yet highly fast-paced and effective culture.
    • The person demonstrates the ability to adapt quickly, work independently, exercise sound judgement, execute strategy and operate with confidentiality.
    • The person must have excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in the automotive industry.
    • Safety technology knowledge.
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.

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