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SW Architect Powertrain (Lead Engineer) in Farmington Hills, MI at GTA

Date Posted: 7/5/2018

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Job Description

GTA is unable to hire candidates that require H1-B visas to work in the U.S. If you require an H1-B, please don't apply.

Title: SW Architect Powertrain (Lead Engineer)  - DET-0624       
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Pay Rate:  Open and Competitive
Additional Benefits: Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire:  Long Term Contract
Travel:   Frequent travel will be required to customer sites in southeast Michigan during certain rogram  phases. Occasional interstate travel may be required and also international travel to  Japan and Europe

The primary role of the Basic Software Architect is to develop the top level design for ECU Basic Software and map software functionality onto hardware resources. The BSW Architect must be familiar with real- time operating system (RTOS) functionality/configuration, microcontroller peripherals, serial communication, and standard Powertrain devices (i.e. power supply ICs, low-side drivers, high-side drivers, CAN transceivers, etc.).
Basic Software emphasis is on low level driver software for Powertrain control modules, including engine control modules (ECM), transmission control modules (TCM), and hybrid power inverter modules.

  • Work directly with the customer to understand requirements and present technical software solutions.
  • Will also work with company's hardware  engineering team in Farmington Hills and Japan to define the hardware/software interface.
  • Decompose requirements into software components, define the component interfaces, and deliver software architecture specifications to the lead software designers.
  • Frequent travel will be required to customer sites in southeast Michigan during certain program phases.
  • Occasional interstate travel may be required, primarily to manufacturing sites in the southern United States.
  • Parse customer requirements and develop a requirements traceability matrix. Participate in design, code, and test reviews to ensure that traceability is maintained.
  • Collaborate with functional safety and cyber security engineers to cover safety and security goals.
  • Develop software architecture specifications using UML notation including use case diagrams, component diagrams, class diagrams, sequence diagrams, activity diagrams, and state machine diagrams. Supplemental notation for real-time performance requirements is also required.
  • Collaborate with hardware engineers to define the hardware/software interface in terms of microcontroller pin assignments, mixed signal processing algorithms, signal scaling/resolution/timing, and diagnostic fault condition algorithms.
  • Collaborate with the customer to define a microcontroller memory map.
  • Must be familiar with low level drivers such as Client, PWM, GPIO, timer modules, SPI, SCI, LIN, CAN, SENT, DMA, external bus interfaces, memory management units, ECC, flash memory, etc.
  • Must be familiar with real-time operating systems (RTOS), interrupt service routines,  exception handlers, task scheduling, and multi-core CPU operation.
  •   Possess a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related technical area.
  •  Be proficient in software programming languages such as assembly, C or other   high level languages.
    • Must be able to travel for to Europe, US and Japan.
    • Be familiar with automotive component and vehicle test procedures, including environmental and EMI/EMC testing.
    •   Experience with transfer case control module (TCCM) and active suspension controllers are also a plus.
    • Be generally knowledgeable in the automotive development process.
    • Have a minimum of 10 years applicable experience in automotive environment.
     • Have experience with electronic control systems.
    • Have experience with design specifications and detailed software documentation.
    • Have experience with software validation test procedures.
    • Have experience with Freescale, Renesas, and Infineon Aurix microprocessors.
    • Have working knowledge of debuggers and emulation tools, CAN interface tools and other serial communication interfaces.
    • Have experience tracking and reporting design changes.
    • Have experience coordinating and facilitating several small projects or one major project.
    • Experience with ETAS calibration tools and real time OS kernels is a plus.
    • Experience interfacing with customers.
    • Additionally, the ability to work independently with minimal direction is required as are strong verbal and written communications skills.
    • Experience with PCs and application software, such as MS Office tools and Lotus Notes are also required.

    Please acknowledge that you understand that your answers to the following questionnaire will be part of your submittal to our client, and that you will answer each question as thoroughly and professionally as possible.

    1. Do you have experience with in software programming languages such as assembly, C or other high level languages?
    2. Please explain your experience with automotive component and vehicle test procedures, including environmental and EMI/EMC testing.
    3. Please rate your experience/skills on the following on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being an expert
                    a) electronic control systems.
                    b) design specifications and detailed software documentation
                    c) software validation test procedures.
                    d) Freescale, Renesas, and Infineon Aurix microprocessors.
                    e) Working knowledge of debuggers and emulation tools, CAN interface tools and other serial communication interfaces.
    4. Are you able to travel as needed to Japan and Europe?
    5. Please provide details of any specific achievement(s) that you would like to highlight from your career that would make you a great fit for this position?
    6. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
    7. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
    8. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
    9. What is your 'acceptable” and 'ideal base” compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
    10. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
    11. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
    12. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years