System Architect Engineer (2021)

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New autonomous driving features, complex and safety critical automobiles and their sub-systems have increased drastically. This increased level of complexity has made automotive manufacturers and Nexteer to follow new product development with more rigor. Also, the reduced time frame for development has emphasized the need for the development process to get things right the first time, identify risks early and prevent rework later in the development. The framework for this structured approach of product development is provided by the System Architecture.

A System Architect, being the owner of the Architecture Definition and the Design Definition process areas, works closely with cross-functional teams to identify customer steering features, define functionalities of the system, their interactions, interfaces and the physical elements that will carry out those functionalities.

  • Define system architecture for Nexteer Automotive production system by understanding the complex system and dividing it into manageable functional systems with different architectural views
  • Define subsystems, interfaces and interactions of system physical and functional elements
  • Work with hardware and software developers to create optimal re-usable core system solutions
  • Support system requirement allocation and analysis using the system architecture
  • Interface with system feature owners to determine the impact of changing requirements
  • Actively work with design, safety, and implementation engineers on resolving issues and update the system architecture accordingly as needed
  • Support system design based on the architecture and system requirements
  • Plan and monitor system architecting process activities including system architecture verification
  • Maintain System Architecting Process documents
  • Actively participate in peer design reviews
  • Develop and maintain core system architecture and system design

Required Skills:
  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics or Controls Engineering or Physics or Applied mathematics required
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work with people
  • High degree of leadership, organization, accuracy, and time management skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation abilities

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience working with complex mechatronic systems
  • Understanding of ASPICE and ISO 26262 system architecture responsibilities
  • Basic knowledge of SysMl and other tools like IBM Rhapsody/IBM DOORS/DNG
  • Basic knowledge on systems engineering principles and processes, safety, and DFMEA
  • Knowledge of Nexteer Automotive EPS or similar system
  • Willing to learn new/applicable skills

Education and Experience:
  • Required Bachelor's in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with experience in automotive systems

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time


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