- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- Allen Park
System Hardware In Loop engineer
Ford Motor Company
Job Description & Qualifications
The Hardware in the Loop (HiL) Test Design Engineer supports the product development and system integration processes by developing test procedures for automated execution, implementing tests using Hardware in the Loop equipment, documenting and reviewing execution reports, reporting incidents, and tracking software updates to fix issues.
The HiL Test Design Engineer develops expertise in software test design and has advanced knowledge in vehicle functional partitioning, electrical and communication architectures, Ford's embedded software processes, and the Global Product Development System.
This role requires close collaboration with feature owners, engineering, and suppliers to develop a strong understanding of the vehicle functions and implement appropriate test design strategies for early identification of defects and to provide evidence of defect elimination.
Single point of contact for the test organization and the feature owner, engineering team, and supplier
Manage the test project for the assigned features including integration/definition, scope/coverage, time, communications, and risk
Develop and negotiate the testing scope and statement of work
Support the tradeoff analysis of test requirements vs test environment capabilities to define test scope and instrumentation strategies
Analyze requirements, vehicle components electrical schematics, functional specifications, and FMEA documentation
Design, maintain and execute test procedures in alignment with test design guidelines and strategy
Document test environment, automation, and vehicle variant management requirements
Implement and validate test environment, automation, and vehicle variant management solutions
Develop test procedures to validate the test environment (intake tests)
Analyze test execution results to generate reports, document incidents, and drive them to resolution
Troubleshoot vehicle systems and test environment functionality to minimize false positive incident reports
Implement continuous improvement strategies for test design, management, and execution processes
Clear and concise spoken and written communication skills are critical for this position since the engineer is responsible for gathering engineering requirements, negotiating during tradeoff analysis and documenting testing solutions
Project management skills, well organized, and able to manage multiple tasks:
The engineer needs to work on multiple interrelated projects but with different and sometimes conflicting requirements
Interpersonal skills (Networking, negotiation, and tolerance):
Required to work with cross functional, multiregional, internal and external teams that can have different priorities
Ability to manage urgent situations and manage priorities
Tolerance to ambiguity and dealing with complex engineering problems
Ability to make decisions with minimal supervision and limited information
Skills to be acquired:
In depth knowledge of new electrical and electronic features
Automotive simulation (electric components, controller behavior, vehicle dynamics, vehicle environment)
Software test design techniques
Test automation strategies (hardware/instrumentation and software related solutions)
E.g. Machine vision, collaborative robots`
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering/Science
5+ Years of experience in automotive software development or validations.
5+ Years of experience in software development life cycle -CMMI and agile process experience.
5+ years of experience utilizing software testing or quality assurance methodologies
2+ Years of experience in validation support of dSPACE or NI HIL simulators
2+ Years of experience in dSPACE control and automation desk software.
2+ Years of experience in ADAS/DAT feature testing support
2+ Years of experience in distributed feature testing experience
Master’s degree in Engineering or Business applications
Experience in development and execution of functional test procedures within a software or vehicle testing organization
Experience in bench testing of distributed electrical systems (Electrical System Engineering) including bench functional integration, test execution, measuring and instrumentation, incident reporting and root cause analysis
About the company
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