Sr. Engineer Powertrain EE Software

Farmington Hills, MI /
Powertrain – Powertrain E/E (4067) /
/ Hybrid
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 Farmington Hills, 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 scope of work is within Mercedes-Benz Cars as well as Mercedes-AMG for conventional, electrified and Hybrid powertrains in current development and Lifecycle-Management projects. Engine Control Module (ECM) and Central Powertrain Controller (CPC/CDCC)) for In-House Software Development, release testing, calibration, issue tracking and resolution. New feature specification, algorithm development, prototype validation, software release planning. Requirement specification for new and existing powertrain control software.

Job Responsibilities:

    • 1) Function ownership Be the contact person and owner of assigned software functions. Depending on project needs, the assigned functions can be one or any combination of following features: Focus on Thermal Management, potentially as well as Networking (CAN/FlexRay/LIN/Ethernet), Torque Monitoring, safety features, torque coordination, starter control, alternator control, trip display and engine start-stop.
    • 2) Release testing Align testing tasks with software release planning. Identify testing needs, define testing goals, create test cases, collect and analyze testing data, document testing results. Provide release recommendation to the management.
    • 3) Calibration Calibrate ECM and CPC control functions to meet requirements. In case no written requirements available, clarify with internal customers or use own engineering judgement. Identify and report function deficiency, follow up until it is completely resolved. Submit calibration changes and document the changes following the release process.
    • 4) Issue resolution Receive and own internal or customer reported issues. Decide and schedule testing environments (SiL HiL, Dynamometer, Vehicle) to reproduce the issue. Identify the root cause, propose algorithm and/or calibration fixes, validate and document the resolution. Request and plan SW releases for all affected vehicle platforms.
    • 5) Requirement specification Identify and propose new features, create feature requirements, request prototype software, validate and prove new features, request and plan release roll-out to all relevant vehicle platforms. Per project needs, create requirements to document existing control functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS, MS or PhD in electrical, mechanical, automotive engineering or related fields
    • 4-6 years of experience
    • Formal school training on engineering fundamentals, automotive powertrain, internal combustion engines. Knowledge and experiences of Matlab /Simulink /Stateflow. Hand-on experiences on HiL, dynamometer and/or vehicle. Able to work independently in vehicle and other testing environments.
    • Intercultural competence in understanding and solving complicated engineering problems. Able to explain technical problems and solutions to management. Willing and able to teach and cross-train other team members.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills. Team work and communication skills to drive assigned topics and coordinate stakeholders across three continents and different time-zones with minimum supervision.
    • High commitment and flexibility for tasks. Self-responsible working attitude and initiative.
    • Self-motivated to grow technical know-how in assigned engineering areas. Self-study and fast learning skills. Able to propose and implement creative solutions.
    • Professional appearance and confidence in making engineering decisions. Able to clarify issues, set up goals, collect information, get resources and make sound engineering decision on technical issues.
    • Willingness to travel inside and outside USA
    • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Embedded microcontroller software development, testing and/or calibration
    • Hand-on experiences on SiL, HiL, dynamometer and/or vehicle
    • Proficient with control development & calibration tools including Vector CANoe/CANalyzer, and ETAS INCA
    • Proficient with in-vehicle communication system, including CAN/LIN/FlexRay/Ethernet protocol
    • German language skills is a plus

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. We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.

Benefits for Full-Time* Employees Include:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families
• 401(k) with employer match
• Up to 18 company-paid holidays
• Paid time off (unlimited for salaried employees), sick time, and parental leave
• Tuition assistance program
• Wellness/Fitness reimbursement programs
• Vehicle lease subsidy or company car (for eligible employees only)

* Internships excluded from Full-Time Employee benefits

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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