The Shyft Group

Senior Systems Engineer

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Job Description


The Senior Systems Engineer – BEV is responsible for the development of requirements, cascading of requirements to control and software teams, verification of feature functionality, as well as being responsible for resolving related issues during vehicle level development, validation, and production.


  • Develop and cascade requirements ensuring products meet customer requirements/expectations.
  • Execute validation, system management, FMEA, and diagnostic requirements.
  • Work with control and software teams on feature implementation, resolving requirement or implementation issues.
  • Compare ideal implementation to supply base solutions, develop trade-offs and implement optimized solutions.
  • Support systems modeling, simulation, and analysis as necessary.
  • Performing gap analysis.
  • Work with control and software teams to develop calibratable variables that can modify the behavior of the feature during vehicle developmental activities.
  • Supporting functional safety management activities for automotive safety systems, according to relevant standards during all project phases (concept, product development, production).
  • Supporting the communication of product safety requirements to various disciplines (e.g., software, hardware, mechanical).
  • Evaluating safety-related design changes; collaborate with various teams to maintain consistency in product development.
  • Proactively manages technical obstacles both internal and external to the project in an organized and process driven fashion.
  • Continuously foster and actively engage in behaviors which drive innovation and continuous improvement.


  • 20-30% to support supplier meetings, customer meetings, product launches, R&D activities, validation activities, shows and conferences, etc.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years' product development and launch experience, in a controls environment.
  • Proficient in systems requirement tools such as Doors, Polarion, etc.
  • Experience with Simulink as an embedded coding solution
  • Experience with CAN and calibration tools
  • Experience with product development life cycle (systems, software, and hardware), as per ISO 26262 process
  • Electrical Vehicle experience desired

Job Summary

Detroit, MI, United States Location
Full Time Job Type
The Shyft Group

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