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Software Technical Project Lead (2022)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  47905

Software Technical Project Lead


The Nexteer Advanced Automotive Software engineering team continues to grow and evolve as we are working with multiple customers in support of their development of demonstration vehicles and design requirements.  At the same time the team is developing and refining our own production-intent designs for offering on anticipated upcoming requests for new business quotes. 


Nexteer’s Advanced Software Engineering Department is seeking a skilled software Technical Project Manager to lead strategic technology projects.  The ideal candidate will not only possess strong organizational and leadership skills, but also has a passion to lead a technology from creation to implementation in an aggressive timeline.    


Job Description:

  • Work with a team of highly motivated engineers in the development of software architecture and features for advanced steering systems.
  • Track software project development and implementation activities from creation of technology to production release.
  • Lead software release activities, including system and safety checklists.
  • Develop milestones and internal deadlines to meet project deliverables for design, quality, and reliability.
  • Create project timing and resource plans.
  • Identify project risks and develop plans to mitigate those risks and ensure project success.
  • Provide effective leadership in establishing, motivating, and mentoring project teams to achieve project objectives on schedule and within budget.
  • Clearly communicate project status to executive leadership, internal stakeholders, and external customers.
  • Provide technical leadership for projects incorporating complex mechatronic systems.
  • Use system level thinking to optimize overall product performance and project objectives.


Required Skills:

  • Greater than 5 years of experience
  • Strong project planning and tracking abilities
  • High degree of organization and accuracy in work details
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Effective oral & written communication skills with ability to convey executive summaries
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Highly motivated with good time management skills to efficiently manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • General knowledge of electrical, mechanical, controls, and software engineering
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to resolve conflict
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead others
  • Willingness and ability to travel occasionally


Preferred Skills:

  • Automotive engineering experience
  • Previous Electric Power Steering experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project
  • Familiarity with vehicle communication protocols (CAN, LIN and FlexRay)
  • Familiarity with Matlab/Simulink, ControlDesk/dSPACE, CANape/CANalyzer
  • Familiarity with ISO 26262
  • Basic knowledge of C, C++ programming language



BS Electrical Engineering or BS Computer Engineering – Required

MS Electrical Engineering or MS Computer Engineering - Preferred




Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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