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Integrated Center Stack (ICS) Lead Design Release Engineer


The Integrated Center Stack (ICS) and the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) are the main customer interfaces to our cutting-edge infotainment systems. Because they are styled electronic devices and prominently integrated in the IP, they give the ICS Lead high exposure to multiple disciplines in the organization.

The ICS Lead also manages the development and execution of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Controls and possibly the Multi-function Controller (MFC) which is another application-specific Infotainment interface.

As the ICS Lead, you’ll interact with interior, HVAC, electrical, materials and integration engineering teams. Outside of engineering, there’s interaction with program teams, marketing, manufacturing and significant time spent collaborating with suppliers, the design studio, purchasing and quality.

In the end, the goal is to ensure all requirements and deliverables are met on time, with quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create Statement of Requirements (SOR) in collaboration with purchasing, studio and engineering to develop requirements, allowable cost, etc.

  • Manage and update component-specific technical specification(s)

  • Track and manage imperatives (cost, investment, mass, etc.) to meet program targets

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and technical direction to supplier resident engineer(s)

  • Lead product development team (PDT) meetings and provided technical direction to PDT members

  • Act as engineering lead in studio activities for surface development

  • Work with supplier to develop needed execution criteria (Design execution sections, surface, die vectors, regulatory compliance, etc.) to support surface development

  • Work with User Experience, Interior and/or Appearance Studios and Materials Engineering to identify solutions for achieving finish, color, gloss, etc. of materials

  • Effectively communicate direction, status, issues and resolutions to PDT members, as well as all levels of leadership within the department, program team, purchasing and studio

Additional Description

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in automotive engineering of electronic components or styled infotainment components or another related technology

  • Possess a high level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex

  • Demonstrate creativity, initiative and good judgment in decision making

  • Experience as a cross-functional team leader dealing with styled components

  • Experience with Launch in resolving fit/finish and any other build issues in manufacturing

  • Knowledge of vehicle data communication systems (CAN, LVDS, LIN, ETHERNET)

  • Knowledge of vehicle safety requirements (e.g., FMVSS, etc.)

  • In-depth knowledge of requirements engineering process (FMEA, DFSS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in collaborating with design studio, program teams, other SMTs (interior and HVAC) and purchasing

  • Design Engineering skills (UniGraphics training)

  • Knowledge of verification and validation process (component-, bench-, vehicle-level)

  • Experience with managing multiple vehicle programs/suppliers simultaneously

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