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Advanced Active Safety Vehicle Systems Engineer

Carmel, Indiana, United States

Job ID : J000620042

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Drive the automotive macro trends of electrification, safety automation and connectivity to the next generation of solutions. With so many new features added almost every day, we need experts in managing our customers’ requirements. As part of our Systems teams linking the customers and Tech teams, you’ll help us engineer, design and produce an entirely new and smarter architecture for tomorrow’s cars.

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  • Team player

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“I really like the moment when I turn off my computer and I feel like I have accomplished something today. I like the challenge. The challenge is high here at Aptiv, but at the end of the day it brings us results and satisfaction.”

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Job Description


This position is part of our Advanced Safety & User Experience segment.


We currently have exciting opportunities for Advanced Systems Engineers to lead the vehicle development in our Advanced Development organization, located at our Indiana Technical Center in Carmel, IN.


  • Lead internal and external Advanced Development Engineering vehicle builds and checkout

  • Indirectly lead technicians and vehicle preparation for the team’s activities

  • Lead all vehicle integration testing and system checkout for Systems and Software teams

  • Lead vehicle-level testing activities for advanced engineering projects, including test scheduling, planning, test procedure generation, test execution, data analysis, and results and issue reporting

  • Interface closely with other competencies to ensure requirements are properly provided and that the vehicle level requirements developed are properly implemented

  • Plan development activities and resources assignments utilizing a global team

  • Coordinate with others to ensure Systems deliverables are completed on time per project schedules, have proper content and meet both internal and customer quality standards

  • Plan and prioritize program deliverables with Project and Product Owners in AGILE program Iterations

  • Oversee the development/maintenance and adherence of project family common architectures

  • Identify opportunities for quality and productivity improvement and implement appropriate initiatives

  • Drive process, procedure, and methodology improvements to optimize work efficiency

  • Support pursuit activities and product demos

  • Design and execute vehicle feature benchmarking tests

  • Test and verify internally developed Active Safety vehicle features

  • Ensure team complies with the Automotive SPICE development requirements leveraging internal development processes

  • Interface with Aptiv’s strategic partners

Must Haves (Basic Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • 2+ years of vehicle-level testing experience in ADAS/Autonomous Driving, or 3+ years vehicle-level testing experience in one of the following areas:  Durability/Reliability, Vehicle Dynamics, Homologation

  • 1+ years of project leadership in an automotive testing environment

  • 2+ years of experience supporting networking, IT support, Windows and Linux, installations and updates

Nice to Haves (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Engineering Master’s

  • Experience integrating and testing ADAS systems involving Radar, Vision, and/or Lidar

  • Comfortable leading meetings with internal/external customer teams to plan activities, communicate test results and describe data in technical depth

  • Experience in data analysis and/or vehicle integration

  • Experience working with remote Engineers, Technicians and Operators/Drivers

  • Experience working in an AGILE environment using Scrum or AutoScrum methodologies

  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Self-motivated, well organized, flexible, works well with complex issues

  • Ability to multi-task and work in team environment

  • Excellent Leadership skills

  • Passionate about creating innovation cutting-edge automotive safety products

Information Technology Skills:

  • Experience with hardware / software interfaces and communication protocols such as CAN, CAN-FD, Flexray, Ethernet

  • Experience with CANalyzer/CANape

  • Advanced knowledge of Linux Command Line, with Ubuntu 18.04/20.04

  • Understanding of Linux networking (interface configuration)

  • Installation and configuration of Linux PCs including:

    • Base install

    • Package additions (apt and other package managers, documentation of image creation, and backup)

  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Command line (Windows 10)

  • Understanding of Windows networking (interface configuration)

  • Installation and configuration of Windows PCs including OS and applications

  • Advanced understanding of UDP & TCP/IP networking including topics such as:

    • Unicast, broadcast, & multicast

    • Subnet design & private network spaces

    • Setup and design of Windows and Linux systems with multiple Ethernet interfaces

    • Basic switch management

    • Vlan concepts and design

    • Advanced use of Wireshark, display filters, and related tools

Aptiv Rewards and Advantages:

  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Discount programs with various manufacturers and retailers

  • Recognition for innovation and excellence

  • Opportunities to give back to the community

  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world

  • Relocation assistance may be available

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Parental leave, etc.)

About Advanced Safety & User Experience

Advanced Safety & User Experience encompasses our deep expertise in centralized computing platforms, advanced safety systems and automated driving, while acknowledging the growth in areas that enrich the in-vehicle experience.

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