Nippon Seiki is a world-class manufacturer of instruments for vehicles, agricultural, and construction equipment. Established in 1945, Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Japan, with numerous facilities worldwide. N.S. International, Ltd. ('NSI'), a group company of Nippon Seiki, located in Troy, MI, is a tier one supplier of instrument clusters and head-up display units for FCA US, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and other OEM's.
Purpose of Job
The Applications System Engineer is responsible to ensure the logical and systematic transformation of customer or product requirements into a total systems solution which meets scheduling and technical constraints. They are responsible to perform requirements analysis and management, systems architecture and design and systems integration and verification to ensure that the final products fully meet internal and external customer requirements. The engineer will convert customer requirements into product requirements and design specifications and lead the software/hardware/mechanical developers to ensure that all requirements are met, and the product quality is achieved. He/She will work with the engineers and suppliers to define the requirements, track customer specifications and versions to ensure proper product definition and track and resolve customer specification issues. The Applications Systems Engineer will document and maintain product requirement exceptions and identify risk level associated with new feature development based on requirements status. They will perform technical design analysis, FMEAs, design reviews and create design artifacts consistent with NS development processes and methodologies. They are responsible for driving process, procedure, and methodology improvements to optimize work efficiency at the team and organizational level.
Top duties or activities with the approximate percentage of time spent on each duty in a given year. Not all tasks/steps performed are listed.Rank% of Role FocusMajor Duty / Responsibility of Job1.30%
•Document all requirements for the assigned product in an overall systems requirements document. Ensure proper traceability. 2.20%
•Leads requirements management process – cascades requirements to appropriate departments (SW, Mechanical, HW, etc.),
•Tracks system level issues (Requirements, Defects and Technical issues) and gathers regular updates based on discussion with respective departments. 3.20%
•Ensure that all requirements are met, and the product quality is achieved 4.15%
•Identify specification issues and negotiate with core design team and customer for a resolution. 5.10%
•Create system test plans based on specifications and standards. 6.5%
•Analyze test results. Ensures each team’s requirements align with customer’s requirements and product is validated to customer requirements.
Education, Experience and Knowledge
Required and/or preferred level of education, knowledge and skills that are necessary.Education
•BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Science Engineering; Masters preferred. Related Experience
•3+ years of experience in System Engineering
•Knowledge in automotive communication protocols (CAN, Ethernet, Lin) and electrical engineering.
•Experience in analyzing logs of in-vehicle communication networks such as CAN, LIN, MOST, Ethernet, etc..
•Expertise in creating and authorizing specification documents.
•Working knowledge of requirement analysis tools.
•Proven track record of successful launches of automotive products, with a comprehensive knowledge of product development practices in a Tier 1 automotive company.
•Excellent customer interface and presentation skills with the ability to explain complex technical systems in simple terms. Controlled under significant pressure.
•Ability to lead a diverse engineering team, challenge team members where necessary, and motivate team to provide excellent results.
•Comprehensive knowledge and ability to clearly communicate in English (both verbal and written); Japanese a plus.
•Ability to assign tasks to engineers.
•5-10 years of experience regarding Responsibility / Main Activities (listed above) in serial development or comparable experience in automotive (mandatory); HMI products / electronics (preferable) industry.
•3+ years requirements management experience using PTC Integrity or DOORS.
•Experience with Clusters, HUD’s or other HMI products.
•Understand SW architecture and modern Operating Systems (OS).
•Familiar with SW development process (Agile).
•Familiar with Electronic Systems and microprocessors. Special Training or Competency NSI Competencies
•Adaptation/Flexibility: Includes keeping an open mind regarding new ideas and ways of doing things. Willing to consider alternative interpretations or ways of looking at the situation. Demonstrating flexibility.
•Initiative/ Results Driven: Includes setting high standards of performance for self and others. Striving to accomplish goals even if it means personal sacrifice. Putting the goals of the organization above own goals.
•Judgment/ Decision Making: Includes making decisions and takes actions that have beneficial impact. Effectively evaluating information in order to come up with sound conclusions and recommendations.
•Resource Management: Includes setting clear objectives to guide action for self or others to accomplish goals. Organizing or adjusting information, people and materials to meet those goals.
•Team Work: Includes encouraging and supporting the ideas and effort of others. Finding ways to help the team or group perform effectively.
Work HoursMonday-Friday, 8 am – 5pm. Off-hours as needed.Travel Requirements5% international and/or domestic. Additional Information
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
N.S. International, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.