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Sr Design Release Engineer - ENG0033457

Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan, US

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Responsible for the following commodities:
Various Electronic Modules in the Body/HVAC Space

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to specify and release Body Control Modules and ensure those modules meet all requirements
  • Responsible for packaging and mounting of responsible components
  • Responsible to prepare component hardware and software timing plans that ensure all program requirements and material required dates are met.
  • Chair a cross-functional Product Development Team (PDT) to coordinate the development and integration of products into the vehicle.
  • Ensure all vehicle Program Imperatives (i.e., piece cost, investment, mass, base engineering content & IPTV) involving these components are met.
  • Create/Approve Engineering Work Orders (EWOs) to release component and all fastener part numbers
  • Investigation of design alternatives and respond to Change Requests (CRs) in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Validation group to develop a component validation plan (includes component software verification) and ensure that the plan is executed in time to meet program imperatives.
  • Participate in Formal Design, Peer and Quality Valve reviews as required by the Vehicle Development Process (VDP).
  • Approve Owner/Service Manual/Customer Information Card Content revisions for accuracy, consistency and completeness.
  • Approve all In-process Electrical test plans.
  • Approve specific ALDL/DVT/Diagnostic Tool requirements for all new majors.
  • Support vehicle integration activity for pre-production and production vehicles
  • Interface with Senior System Safety Engineer to Develop the system safety plan for the BCM according to the GM System Safety Engineering Process
Technical Skills:
  • High level knowledge of Electronic Hardware and Circuit Design
  • Minimum 5 years experience in applying microprocessor based controllers to automotive vehicle electrical systems
  • Knowledge of microcontroller architectures, memory technologies, and programming
  • High level understanding of hardware design and failure modes in electronic modules
  • Working level knowledge of vehicle serial data communications (CAN,LIN,)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and comprehending software/hardware requirements
  • High level knowledge of software verification/validation processes
  • High level knowledge of hardware validation processes
  • High level knowledge of automotive EMC requirements
  • Experienced in performing system and component level DFMEAs (preferred)
  • Experienced using DFSS (preferred)
Non-Technical Skills:
  • Results driven individual with high levels of initiative and pro-activity
  • High degree of Program Management skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in the automotive product release and specification process (preferred).
  • Excellent problem solving skills involving complex systems
  • Bachelor Degree in one of the following areas: Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

Individuals at this level are expected to operate with a high level of independent judgment and are typically responsible for implementing functional strategy, administering and coordinating programs, counseling and advising management. 

A fully-qualified individual contributor who has thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the function. 
  • Provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of technical products and systems. 
  • Resolves highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research. 
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures. 
  • Skilled and proficient with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. 
  • Relies mostly on extensive personal experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 
  • Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and likely directs the work of others. 
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

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