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Experienced System Architect Engineer (2022)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  48139


A System Architect works closely with the Requirements, Electrical, Safety and Systems teams to identify customer features and provide a design to realize those identified features. The System Architect’s solution concept should define functionalities of the system, their interactions, interfaces and the physical elements that will carry out those functionalities. The framework created by the System Architect helps with, the requirement flow down, the system design and setting priorities for the product development team.


Tasks will include:

  • Define system architecture for Nexteer Automotive production system by understanding the complex system and dividing it into manageable functional systems with different architectural views
  • Define subsystems, interfaces and interactions of system physical and functional elements
  • Work with hardware and software developers to create optimal re-usable system solutions
  • Support system requirement allocation and analysis using the system architecture
  • Interface with feature owners to determine the impact of changing requirements
  • Actively work with design, safety, and implementation engineers on resolving issues and update the system architecture accordingly as needed
  • Support system design based on the architecture and system requirements
  • Plan and monitor system architecting process activities including system architecture verification
  • Maintain System Architecting Process documents
  • Actively participate in peer design reviews
  • Develop and maintain core system architecture and system design


Required Skills

  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics or Controls Engineering or Physics or Applied mathematics required
  • 2+ years of experience working with complex mechatronic systems
  • Project and team leadership skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation abilities
  • Basic knowledge of SysM and other tools like IBM Rhapsody/IBM DOORS/DNG


Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of ASPICE and ISO 26262 system architecture responsibilities
  • Proficient with modeling languages like SysMl, UML or OPM.  
  • Hands on experience of modeling tools like IBM Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect, SCADE Architect, Magic Draw
  • Strong systems engineering, safety, and DFMEA knowledge
  • Knowledge of Nexteer Automotive EPS or similar system
  • MS in Systems or Controls Engineering
  • Willing to learn new/applicable skills


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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