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Engineering Supervisor - Software Requirements (2019)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  36964

Requirements based engineering is an exciting and growing field in the automotive industry. Developing accurate requirements and traceability from customer specifications to detailed design requirements is critical to successfully delivering customer programs. 

This position is the supervisor of a team of software requirements engineers who are developing the next generation of electric power steering systems. The position is located in Saginaw, MI and for the right candidate, we offer a generous relocation package.



Supervise software requirements engineers, whose activities include:

  • Authoring Nexteer requirements based on allocated requirements from higher levels and Nexteer requirements standards / best practices
  • Participating in Requirements Compliance Matrix (RCM) reviews and supporting allocation of requirements to assigned domain
  • Deriving requirements and allocating to components in the Nexteer EPS requirements hierarchy
  • Developing and maintaining tools
  • Managing work for offshore suppliers and reporting status to Nexteer management
  • Training and overseeing requirements engineers from global centers


The supervisor will also be responsible for the following:

  • Managing ownership of requirements among engineers globally
  • Providing leadership in the planning and execution of requirements deliverables for customer applications
  • Increasing group productivity and driving quality of work products via process improvement
  • Developing and maintaining metrics for tracking progress of internal and customer deliverables
  • Removing roadblocks that may otherwise prevent timely completion of work
  • Developing training material to support globalization
  • Utilizing project management skills to coordinate activities involved with meeting customer and program deadlines in an efficient manner with utmost quality across multiple projects
  • Developing and maintain processes, work instructions, and templates
  • Tailoring processes to appropriately meet individual project needs while maintaining ASPICE compliance
  • Fostering and developing a strong team environment within the group, while supporting strategic goals within the ES&S team and the Nexteer organization
  • Managing group work load and administering annual performance reviews to employees
  • Developing employees (training, mentor, coach) to help them reach company and personal goals


Educational Requirements

BS (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electronics Engineering) required


Required Skills

  • 5+ years of technical experience required 
  • Leadership experience preferred 
  • Experience in software requirements, flow down, and testing
  • Experience with DOORS requirements management tools
  • Experience in systems engineering and/or system safety engineering
  • Strong systems engineering skills (requirements flow-down, traceability, verification)
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills


Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with ASPICE
  • General competency in all core fields (embedded systems, computer hardware and software, electronics, controls)
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems
  • Experience leading complex technical projects


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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Nearest Major Market: Saginaw

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