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Engineering Project Leader

Troy, Michigan, United States

Job ID : J000617786

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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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“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 in Troy, MI.


Our Engineering Project Leaders are responsible for the overall execution of the product development process  ensuring on-time quality and the delivery of our Advanced Radar Systems to the customer.  In this role, you’ll be working with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assistance technologies (and more) that have the power to prevent accidents and save lives.  This position is part of our Advanced Safety & User Experience (ASUX) segment and will be located in Troy, MI. 


  • Estimates and plans the System Resources required for the development of the ECUs

  • Is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Systems strategy of SSDP

  • Plans, prioritizes and tracks the necessary system activities with the objective to meet the project goals with regard to project timing, costs and quality

  • Aligns system activities with other competencies

  • Acts as the Interface to the Customer for all technical questions in the system scope of the developed product

  • Manages and tracks all competencies with regard to system requirements analysis and clarification, system architecture reviews, evaluation of change requests and resolution of system issues

  • Is responsible for on time completion of systems work products both with regard to customer milestones and APTIV internal milestones related to APTIV's product development process (PDP)

  • Is responsible for the system activities and work products comply with ASPICE by applying APTIV processes and methods

  • Supports the release planning and the creation of release and delivery documentation

  • Analyze the impact of changes to system requirements and system architecture and estimate required system resources to implement the change

Must Haves (Basic Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (electrical, systems, computer science, software, computer or related field of study)

  • 7+ years of hands on Engineering experience in Systems and Customer Interface

  • 3-5+ years of experience in radar, image & signal processing, target tracking AND/OR machine vision applications

Nice to Haves (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Master’s degree in Engineering

  • 10+ years of hands on Engineering experience in Systems and Customer Interface

  • Proven record of taking customer requirements from design to production

  • Familiarity with microprocessor/DSP based hardware designs, and Software Architectures for automotive designs

  • Experience in JIRA, Polarion/DOORs

  • Experience with CAN, Flexray, Ethernet, LVDS, CANalyzer/CANape/CANoe

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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