System Engineer

System Engineer

Contract, Full time
Detroit, MI
Posted 2 years ago

Job Description:

  • The Systems Engineer understands the needs of the automotive customers and translates them into actionable requirements for the functional disciplines – e.g. electrical, mechanical, software etc. and validates that the end product meets what the customer expected.
  • Work with customer at program initiation to analyze the customer requirements and to enter them into application life cycle (ALM) tool.
  • Develop the system requirements based upon and traced to the customer requirements for mechanical, electrical, and software disciplines.
  • Utilize the system architecture provided by the core team to verify that the system requirements are satisfied by the system architecture.
  • Understand and document customer requirements using ALM tools. Manage and negotiate customer requirements, change requests, and unwritten expectations.
  • Document system architecture in an unambiguous, clear, and understandable way that electrical, mechanical and software engineers know exactly what they have to do in order to meet customer expectations.
  • Create and maintain project documentation:
    • System requirements specification
    • System architecture definition tailored to the specific project
    • System test plan
    • Other documents, as needed
  • Lead cross functional requirements reviews
  • Develop with the support of the customer the system level DFMEA for the product.
  • Coordinate with Manufacturing and Software teams to develop interface requirements including EOL and module programming requirements.
  • Support creation of:
    • Detailed discipline specific design description
    • Mechanical/electrical and hardware/software interface specifications
    • 8D reports
    • Timing Plans
    • Other documents, as needed
  • Perform systems testing of products on bench and in vehicles making sure the product functions and performs as the customer expects per requirements.
  • Actively pursue cost saving ideas.
  • Be aware of innovative solutions and propose patent applications.
  • Perform work assignments as a highly competent Systems Engineer, requiring independent system requirements development and testing of the system requirements.
  • Work assignments primarily involve intermediate through advanced level work, moving toward complete technical competency and mastery of the field.

Role / Specialization specific:

  • Systems Engineer (customer requirements elicitation)
    • Procure customer requirements documents
    • Verify that all documents mentioned in the customer statement of work are available (right revision)
    • Input the documents in the ALM system by distinguishing between requirement and informational items
    • Accept/reject the requirements
    • Assign the requirements to functional domains (EE, SW…)
    • Determine requirements goodness, feasibility, testability
    • Manage the requirements analysis process (submit questions to the customer, enter customer replies into the ALM system)
    • Define requirements base lines
  • Systems Engineer (system requirements development)
    • Translate the customer requirements into system requirements
    • Ensure bilateral traceability between customer and system requirements
    • Analyze requirement for feasibility, risk, testability
    • Support feature rollout plan and assign requirements to release

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