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Senior System Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) Validation Engineer (2021)


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  44168

This position supports electronic power steering control software functional integration validation at the system level. The candidate has the opportunity to work on a state-of-the-art mechatronic HiL bench. The job requires an understanding of requirements, algorithm design and designing simulations and tests to confirm requirements met and features are functioning correctly.  Testing is performed at the functional system level using a simulated vehicle environment. Strong analytical skills are required to support root cause investigations and support the development of robustness. The ideal candidate demonstrates strong interpersonal skills in the following categories: ownership, adaptability, dedication, team collaboration, management of work tasks, and innovative.


  • Leads HiL validation strategy, planning, and scheduling activities on the assigned program team.
  • Ensures all system features are validated through technical reviews and analyzing system requirements.
  • Develops and maintains ECU HiL and system HiL simulator platforms using dSpace products.
  • Ensures system requirement coverage through traceability.
  • Develop and maintain automated and manual test cases.
  • Troubleshoots validation failures with the technical team to determine the root cause and corrective actions.
  • Supports the software release process through documentation and engineering judgement.
  • Communicates and coordinates with onsite/offshore suppliers.
  • Provides technical direction to global HiL teams.


Job Requirements:

 Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with system validation.
  • Experience with vehicle dynamics modeling (CarSim, ASM, etc)
  • Experience with simulating vehicle maneuvers
  • Good knowledge of CAN/Flexray serial communications, including vehicle messaging and diagnostic service implementations.
  • Ability to read and understand “C” and Assembly source code.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Familiarity with formal problem-solving skills (Fishbone analysis, etc)
  • Proficient with Microsoft products (Excel, Word, Visio, etc)
  • Support meetings internally and with customers to discuss test plans and test issues


Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience with a requirements management tool such as DOORs (by Telelogic)
  • Experience with coding in the Vector CANTech programming language “CAPL”
  • Good understanding of microprocessors and microcontrollers



Bachelor - Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering




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