Staff Engineer, Software - Product Architect

  • Company: Panasonic Automotive Systems
  • Location: Peachtree City, Georgia
  • Posted: December 21, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1600717
About Us:
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is a global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) around the world.  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. If you possess that rare combination of vision and passion, joining our team is probably the closest you'll ever get to a dream come true. Get a peek inside life at Panasonic and learn more about the city where Panasonic Automotive is headquartered.
Position Summary:
PASA is seeking a Staff Engineer, Software – Product Architect. This position is responsible for assuring that our product architecture meets the core architecture, as well as the customer's product functional architecture requirements. Provides direction to both on-shore and off-shore development teams to design and implement new features to be architecturally compliant.   Utilizes strong project management skills including planning, tracking to that plan, and communicating status to both internal and external customers. Supports the product line engineering architects.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides technical leadership and supervision to other engineers reporting to him or her. 
  • Defines software architectures, designs, and patterns to be used for multiple automotive product lines.
  • Trains other developers and engineering disciplines on the use of software.
  • Creates solutions to complex design problems.
  • Critiques and improves legacy as well as new design proposals.
  • Works with global software development teams to assist in the design and implementation of new features, debug defects and write test cases for unit testing.
  • Works with suppliers to analyze requirements and develop interfaces to other modules.
  • Leads and/or participates in meetings between PASA, suppliers, and PASA's customers for design reviews and to track project status.
  • Coordinates software development activities with other software teams.
  • Keeps abreast of new technologies and methods for the purpose of recommending changes that will benefit current and future customer programs.
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
  • Ensures best practices are followed.
  • Interprets and complies with Company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Prepares reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information.
  • Will initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Experience:
  • Four-year college degree in Software, Electrical, Computer Engineering or related degree required.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of full lifecycle embedded software development experience in a relevant product design.
  • Minimum five (5) years leading a team of software engineers with a formal development process such as Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, or Extreme Programming.
  • Proficient with C, C++ and Object Oriented Design (OOD).
  • Experience in designing, developing and debugging software in a real-time embedded environment.
  • Experience defining product architectures using formal design methods such as state machine models, sequence diagrams, UML modeling tools, or equivalent.
  • Experience in optimizing system performance for start-up time, user interface response time, and system and feature stability. Must have experience analyzing designs & source code to recommend improvements.
  • Working knowledge of high-end embedded RTOS's such as Linux, Android, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Software Configuration Management (SCM) systems.
  • Working knowledge of a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Experience working in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Windows-based databases.
Desired Experience:
  • Experience mentoring and motivate team members.
  • Experience with Agile project management.
  • Experience in designing Application Programming Interfaces (API's).
  • Working knowledge of the IBM Jazz/RTC environment.
  • Working knowledge of QNX.
  • Working knowledge of IDE's including Eclipse.
In addition to an environment that's as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.
 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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