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Hardware Development Engineer Sr

Company: Volkswagen Group of America
Location: Reston
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description - Hardware Development Engineer Sr (EA 000027)

Hardware Development Engineer Sr - EA 000027

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Reston

Role Summary:

The Sr. Hardware Development Engineer reports to the Manager Charging Technology and is responsible for heading up all vendor-executed development efforts related to ELAM’s charging hardware and related systems portfolio.

This includes development of a comprehensive set of system requirements, including diagnostics, and extends to Bill-of-materials (BOM) and Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). Furthermore, candidate will guide vendors through develop cycle of all charging system functional aspects, such as power electronics, high voltage safety concept, cables and connectors, air and liquid cooling systems, packaging optimization, FMEA, full system diagnostics, metrology per the revised National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Handbook 44 for public charging equipment and communication protocols, such as CAN and ISO 15118 – all of which are to be specified by our internal engineering team.

Will work hand-in-hand with software development lead to ensure new hardware platform stays compatible with existing software platform. Has strategic input into system architecture and communicates processes and timelines to ELAM’s C-suite. Will be responsible to work with the Lab Team to receive test results with the required execution- and documentation quality on time. Needs to support and instruct the Lab team to setup and commission new Chargers and related technology. Needs to support ELAM’s quality team to ensure clean handover once systems are field deployed. Owns task to have vendors provide full documentation, such as system BOM, diagnostics catalogue, technical drawings, service and installation manuals, etc.

In addition to core charging systems, candidate will lead specification and sourcing of ancillary systems, such as electrical distribution, energy management systems and battery storage. Sr. Hardware Development Engineer will lead up to 4 international vendor organizations and will be responsible to deliver new Charging Technology for Electrify America on time with highest quality.

Role Responsibilities:

Main responsibility

Develop comprehensive set of technical requirements for all of ELAM’s charging hardware and ancillary systems. This includes benchmarking of- and test case development for commercially available systems at ELAM’s Center of Excellence lab and prototyping of new ideas. – 20%

Lead all aspects of vendor-based charging system hardware development, vendor management and testing. This includes weekly vendor meetings, pacing calls and leading of third-party activities, such as UL certification. Provide all technical background for ELAM’s hardware vendor strategy. - 30%

Lead all aspects of vendor-based ancillary system development, vendor management and testing - 15%

Drive lab setup and testing of new hardware assets during all phases of development, transition from prototyping phase, testing and UL certification to production ramp – 15%

Establish project management and milestone tracking system with hardware vendors and report progress to ELAM management – 10%

Additional responsibilities

Provide technical feedback and input to ELAM’s quality team – 5%

Provide technical feedback and input to other non-engineering teams within ELAM, such as operations, strategy, government affairs and business development – 5%

Qualifications:

Years of Experience : 7+ years

Education:

Skills:

Analyticaland conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic

Exceptionalcommunication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written

Blend of strategic and technical thinking,creative and analytic reasoning, and a deep knowledge of human-centered design

Computersavvy

Integration– joining people, processes and systems

A collaborative mindset that welcomes inputand challenges

Influencing and negotiation skills

Resource management

Project management

Problemsolving and negotiation skills

Time management

Specialized Skills:

Required:

Comprehensive understanding of the latestelectrical product technologies, designs and user experience best-practices

Testmanagement experience involving multiple team members, vendors, stakeholdersand asset s

KPIdevelopment and management

Vendor management and negotiation experience

Success in developing strong workingrelationships across many layers of an organization, outside customers andsuppliers

Experience managing projects to develop anddeliver complex electrical systems

Excellentwritten & oral communications skills

Excellentanalytical skills

Ability to analyze and present data to createeasy to interpret and convincing business results

Demonstratedrecord of precision & integrity in past work assignments

Demonstrated high level of initiative

Knowledgeand understanding of the automotive OEM industry; electric vehicle mobility

Understanding of electricvehicle charging architecture

Work Flexibility:

Some light physical work setting up chargingsystems in lab environment, hands-on testing

Required to be based in the Reston, VA office

Domestic travel may berequired; estimated at 10-15%

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Keywords: Volkswagen Group of America, Reston , Hardware Development Engineer Sr, Other , Reston, Virginia

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