ECS Sub-Systems Architect in Detroit, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 1/2/2020

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    Detroit, MI
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Job Description

Job ID: 55868

ECS Sub-Systems Architect - 55868

Job Description:

  • Develop the Driveline Electric Controls Sub-Systems architecture in a matrix organization. 
  • Lead the EE Systems engineering interface between various teams such as software and hardware.
  • Support the project planning, design, development testing, and release of new products and product enhancements.
  • Projects are complex, requiring cross-disciplinary integration and wide application of concepts.
  • Design, debug, and analysis of Driveline control sub-systems including interfaces with embedded microprocessor-based controls
  • Production launch (APQP) on existing new business development programs.
  • Conducting DV & PV testing, analyzing, and making recommendations/changes based on results.
  • Reviewing EMC results and PCB layout reviews for robust ECU releases
  • Coordinating supplier activities through purchasing.
  • Coordinating design development efforts with global teams for global program support
  • Supporting engineers and technicians on specific projects.
  • Creating and upkeep of documentation to support product launch with DFMEA, PPAP, and other necessary documents.
  • Develop objective evaluations for electronic / electrical sub-systems
  • Gathers and comprehends customer requirements by supporting the team prior to and during customer interface meetings; researching and recording historical and benchmark information regarding the customer’s need; creating and maintaining a record of potential risks with the product design.
  • Translates customer requirements into product specifications; interfaces with customer representatives to ensure their desired features and performance levels are properly comprehended in product specifications.
  • Disseminate and breakdown system and customer requirements into electronic sub-system architecture and requirements to the various groups within the company. 
  • Specify the E/E subsystem architecture using model-based methods.
  • Compiles reports and completes documentation to track and facilitate the product development process; obtains an approved product number for the current product development cycle.
  • Validates the design of new products or product enhancements by completing various analyses such as stack-ups, DFMEA, Finite Element Analysis, Design for Assembly/ Manufacturing studies, and Noise, Vibration, and Harshness studies.
  • Supports various technical reviews throughout the product development cycle; prepare technical presentations to various stakeholders.
  • Establishes key product characteristics and develops a bill of materials for an approved design.
  • Compiles reports and completes documentation to track and facilitate the product development process.
  • Coordinates the testing and validation of product designs; gains prototype and part approval.
  • Attains final authorization, documentation, and release to production of a new product or product enhancement design; completes design drawings or other documentation; obtains drawing approval and issuance of the notice of release; supports product launch activities.
  • Building a requirements compliance matrix in PTC Integrity and support program management in the review of the matrix with the customer.
  • Compliance monitoring of process work products through the E/E development cycle from requirements capture through to qualification.
  • Coordinate technical interfaces between E/E hardware and software (HSI).
  • Coordinate functional safety on Sub-System level and development of the Functional Safety Concept and Technical Safety Concept.
  • Define and agree on technical interfaces related to systems and components.
  • Align testing with related systems and components.
  • Define and agree on the technical solution and report status to customers and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate efficient information flow between internal and external teams.
  • Plan and carry out reviews and sign-offs (internal and with suppliers).
  • Meet Timing, Cost, Quality, and Performance (Requirements) targets.
  • Support risk management.
  • Plan & track milestones tied to EE Sub-Systems Engineering activities.
  • Status reporting to customers and stakeholders.

Required Skills and Education:

  • 10+ years' experience in Software, ECU Hardware, EE Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, etc.
  • Engineering degree – preferred in Software or Electrical Engineering.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with customers and suppliers.
  • Proven communication, teamwork and organizational talents.
  • Good English language skills (reading & writing).
  • Willingness for occasional business trips.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Model based system development in UML or SysML.
  • Familiarity with front-wheel & all-wheel drive systems.
  • Exposure to ASPICE or similar Systems Engineering process framework.
  • Experience with requirements engineering tools such as DOORS, PTC Integrity, etc.
  • Knowledge in automotive standards such as ISO 26262 and Automotive Spice.

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

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