Responsible for axle/suspension/brake control systems development of various complex electronic control modules and sensor solutions for commercial vehicles. Supervise, guide and direct a product development team with specific focus on electronic controls.
Â• Build, develop, and Supervise a team responsible for control system strategies.
Â• Provides leadership and expertise in the areas of programming of ECU's (Electronic Control Units), operator interface design, system implementation, testing and validation of hardware and software systems.
Â• Provides continuous improvement through employee development, process improvement and elimination of waste, and effectively manages technical professionals, providing leadership, coaching, and opportunities for employees to develop.
Â• Develop specifications for vehicle axle/suspension/brake controls for commercial vehicles.
Â• Manage and provide guidance on the delivery process of integrated hardware, software & calibration for control system designs in accordance with a phase gate development process.
Â• Establish and maintain Electrical Control Engineering standards, procedures, performance levels and documentation requirements.
Â• Lead DFMEA teams for control systems in their intended application.
Â• Supervise and evaluate the validation testing process for troubleshooting issues.
Â• Maintain relationships with professional associations to keep informed with existing and evolving industry standards and technologies.
Â• Manage the creation, design, calibration and development of advanced embedded vehicle suspension sensing and control systems (ATIS, Load-Scaling, Load-based control of lift axles and tire pressure, etc)
Â• Develop, approve and plan the execution of comprehensive DVP&R plans working with internal and external sources to formulate, conduct, and capture validation tests at various levels (SIL, HIL, Component and Vehicle).
Â• Act as the Primary electronic controls support interface to the organization, including executive management, for guidance on controls product strategy, as well as high level sourcing decisions and potential M&A.
Â• Serve as technical expert on embedded controllers and control systems.
Â• Oversee the development of software validation tools using MATLAB/Simulink.
Education and Training
Â• B.S./M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
Â• Minimum of 10 yearsâ€™ experience within the field of vehicle control systems development including hands-on in several of the following areas:
Â• SIL/HIL, automotive/commercial vehicle control systems, ABS/EBS/ESC.
Â• Software development including development of â€Câ€ code or model-based applications
Â• Controls system and state machine development experience
Â• Engineering complex embedded systems, preferably automotive safety critical systems
Â• Electronic control module, sensor or actuator development and test engineering
Â• Requirements development and validation within a phase-gated product development process
Â• Security encryption protocols and techniques
Â• High level of competence with software and hardware requirements including vehicle electrical and communications (CAN J1939) architectures
Â• Wireless communication protocols (i.e. Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11x, Thread, RF, etc.)
Â• Troubleshooting software anomalies using software development tools
Â• Understanding of industry standards/guideline processes:
Â• ISO 26262 â€" Road Vehicles â€" Functional Safety
Â• ISO 11992 â€" Digital Information Exchange
Â• SAE J1939, SAE 2497, SAE 1587
Â• Experience managing a team of technical professionals.
Â• Experience using a mix of theory, computer simulation, and in-vehicle testing.
Â• Experience with vehicle control systems validation at different levels (SIL/HIL/Component/Vehicle).
Â• Experience with data acquisition/analysis tools such as; MATLAB, Simulink, dSpace, Vector CANoe.
Â• Expert knowledge in one or more standard communications protocols:
Â• Wired â€" CAN, LIN, Ethernet, etc
Â• RF - 2.4gHz (BlueTooth, Thread, WiFi), 433mHz, etc
Â• Experience leading DFMEAs for control systems.
Â• Experience with exposure to high level management, such as vehicle chief engineers, as well as with experts in the field of controls.
Â• Demonstrated expertise using standardized problem-solving techniques.
Â• Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment.
Â• Good team player with great communication skills.
Â• Self-motivated: demonstrated ability to set direction and guide the team towards it.
*This is not a comprehensive list of duties. Duties may change without notice in managementâ€™s sole discretion. Hendrickson is an at-will employer, each employee is free to resign at any time, just as Hendrickson is free to terminate employment at any time without cause or notice.
Hendrickson is an Equal Opportunity Employer: veteran / disability