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Senior Electronic Systems Engineer

United States
Work Location:
Auburn Hills
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

Role purpose:

Manage all Customer Requirements for Assigned Control System to Ensure 100% Compliance to Requirements for Software, Hardware and Testing.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead global resources in the gathering of all customer requirements, creation of Integrity Representations of each Customer Requirement Document, analysis of all requirements and the functional decomposition of those requirements into GKN Control System Specifications.

  • Main Requirements Engineering contact for the customer’s ECU System team.

  • Gather all Customer Requirements and Input into Requirements Management Tool. Deliverable:  Formal Input Document Representations for each in PTC Integrity

  • Analyze ECU System and Diagnostic Requirements
    Deliverable: ECU Subsystem Specification, SSS and Functional Diagnostic  Requirement (FDR) document agreed with the customer that illustrates 100% traceability to all customer requirements

  • Support ECU Subsystem development (high level) by serving as GKN Subject Matter Expert for System Requirements
    Deliverables: SSDD

  • Lead Change management efforts for Requirement changes.
    Deliverable: Updates to SSS, FDR and SSDD for Change orders (approved change requests)

  • Support GKN plant on ECU Subsystem industrialization by defining and documenting high level control systems requirements (SSS, SSDD, etc.)

  • Serve as PTC Integrity Subject Matter Expert for the regional Application Software team

  • Serve as PTC Integrity Liaison for the regional Application Software team to GKN Global Requirements Team

    • Deliverables:  Common PTC Integrity Dashboards, Reports, Queries and

    • Metrics for all GKN Control Systems Programs

Qualifications - required: 

  • Engineering degree in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, or similar 
Previous experience required:
  • 5-7+  years’ experience in Software Development for Embedded Software in Automotive ECUs, preferably in powertrain or chassis applications.
  • 2+ years’ experience with a Requirements Management Tool (e.g. PTC Integrity or IBM Rational DOORs)
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with customers and suppliers.
  • Proven communication, teamwork and organizational talents.
  • Hunger for continuous learning, growth and curiosity.
  • Good English language skills (reading & writing)
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must be able to work and travel independently
About Us

GKN Automotive is the world’s largest supplier of driveline technologies to the automotive industry. Our engineering puts driveline innovation into series production. Our systems integration expertise and software calibration capabilities make us a strong and trusted partner for electrification, all-wheel drive programs and new vehicle concepts.

Our global network of production and engineering centres gives the company a presence in 21 countries. Its 54 manufacturing facilities and 5 technology centres are strategically located to ensure customers benefit from local supply chains and world-class technical support.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.