Senior Systems Engineer

Responsible for designing, defining, and implementing system requirements for complex customer systems and/or preparing studies and analyzing for existing systems. Works on problems of a diverse scope where analysis of data requires a review of identifiable factors.  Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Determines system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for electrical/ hardware/ software compatibility required by the customer for assigned subsystems.
  • Assists in the definition, design and integration of total system. Includes systems modeling, experimentation and data analysis, mechanical design and analysis, vibration and thermal analysis, system testing. May be responsible for subsystems of the overall design.
  • Incorporates technologies from multiple disciplines including mechanical engineering, electrical engineer, electro-magnetic, digital signal processing, and control theory.
  • Designs and/or makes recommendations to improve overall system performance.
  • May be responsible for the technical portion of the CRA (change request authorization) and for creation and maintenance of the PDD (Product Definition Document).
  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves program support deficiencies. Develops and recommends corrective actions.
  • Responsible for system level evaluation either with vehicle interface of internal product design and testing for compliance of components by specifications.
  • Depending on specific assignment in systems team:
  • Assists or may be responsible for communication with customer and/or the resident engineers regarding design definition.
  • Assists or may be responsible for communication with factory engineering, and validation engineering regarding design/test issues…
  • Coordinates electrical/software/mechanical design and determines most appropriate implementation trade-off (e.g. electrical -VS- software) of design.
  • May provide on-site engineering support for the assigned customer, collaborating in all program phases from initial concept to program end.
  • Works with Technicians, Account Managers, Systems Engineers, Customer Engineers and Sales Managers to act as the customer's advocate when issues and problems need to be escalated.
  • Attends, and sometimes chairs, the customer's on site meetings when customer's operation group reviews performance and issues with the customer's network.
  • May assist in managing the customer's specific release processes throughout the entire development cycle of each specific product.
  • Coordinates and project manages upgrades and network migrations that involve Panasonic products at the customer's sites.
  • Assists in the definition of system requirements; maintains compliance with the customer's specifications.
  • Communicates customer program timing requirements and completion of program milestones to management and engineering lead. Ensures that all program steps comply with established customer program processes.
  • Ensures the proper flow of engineering and customer information within and between the customer and all Panasonic engineering teams.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation to meet the specifications of the customer and Panasonic.
  • May also identify and troubleshoot quality and manufacturing issues.
  • May perform limited project management duties and promote efforts to acquire additional business from the customer including recommendations for future products and designs.
  • May be co-located with customer.

  • Four-year College Degree in at least one STEM major (Science; Technology; Engineering; Math) and a minimum of five (5) years of experience; or a minimum of ten (10) years of customer facing, electrical, mechanical, software or systems design experience.
  • Design experience in at least two disciplines of either electrical, software, or mechanical.
  • Experienced in CANanalyzer and CANoe.
  • Must possess good understanding of general functions of system components.
  • Proficiency with HTML, Linux, QNX, and Android (use when applicable).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Windows-based databases as appropriate to the position and assignment.
  • Experience with RTC and Doors.
  • Experience with FCA specification release system and the RAR reporting form.
  • Experience with Powernet and CUSW for (E-shifter system engineer, ISO-26262, functional safety, AutoSAR, ASIL, SIL, DAL, safety strategy, ECU / TCM / GSM, SBW).
  • Experience in a high volume electronics manufacturing environment.
  • Electrical hardware and software
  • Customer release processes
  • Development cycles
  • Great Benefits + Company-matched 401K retirement savings
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Educational Assistance and Reimbursement Program
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Onsite Recreation Center & Café
  • Telecommuter and Work Mobility Program
  • PASATalks
  • Onsite Happy Hours!
At Panasonic, our technology and engineering expertise delivers innovation across diverse industries. It's all about the consumer experience and making sure that we find ways to enhance that experience, either through audio enhancements or through safety enhancements inside the vehicle.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is an industry-leading global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) for infotainment systems and advanced connected car solutions. Our clients include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Tesla, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and many others. In serving our customers, we don't just strive to put tomorrow's technology on the road – we pride ourselves on recruiting the brightest and best to do it.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Automotive Systems of America.

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