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Latest Update: 2nd January 2019

Sr. Hardware Developer

Job Title
Sr. Hardware Developer
Farmington Hills, MI
Employer Description
Short Job Description
Job Description

Job Purpose/Scope: 

This position will primarily be focused on PEPS door handle electronics and kick sensor modules which encompass the following technologies: capacitive sensing, hall effect sensing and small ECU processing with power supply circuitry and BUS communication options.  We're searching for an experienced automotive Sr. Hardware Developer with strong hands on circuit design experience and process knowledge.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to work with a cross-functional team to develop small ECUs in the vehicle to support Car access systems (remote keyless entry, passive entry, Door Handle Electronics, Kick Sensor… etc.).
  • Develop best in class solutions for car access products and be able to defend these solutions in front of the customer.
  • Aid in creation of development process and tools required to support such processes.
  • Work with OEM engineering teams to define next generation solutions.
  • Possess the ability to work with a global development team.
  • Develop electronics modules for use in an automobile environment.
  • Perform worst case analysis and component reliability studies (Thermal analysis, sneak path, electronic overstress, load dump, EMC, product specifications etc.) using best in class methodologies.
  • Ability to support the generation of electrical schematics and PCB layout. Knowledge of Mentor Graphics products is a plus.
  • Develop and maintain product documentation such as: DFMEA, DVPR, EMC test plans etc.
  • Work with Manufacturing engineering teams developing End of Line Test Specification
  • Work with the SW Engineers to ensure a smooth interface between the software and hardware.
  • Work with test engineering to ensure product verification and validation is performed properly.
  • Perform statistical analysis of data to predict the reliability and confidence level of the part.
  • Work with mechanical engineering teams to ensure packaging guidelines
  • Take initiatives and introduce new ideas

Essential Functions:

In this position you must be able to demonstrate a strong presence in product design and have a strong background in vehicle ECU design including: voltage regulators, high side/low side drivers, CAN/LIN/Kline transceivers, microcontroller selection, UARTS and basic interconnecting bus solutions such as SPI and I^2 C.  You must also be able to perform detailed analysis of such circuits with regards to: Worst case analysis, thermal analysis, EMC, ESD and transient suppression techniques, sneak path and load dump strategies.    

Supervision Received and Given:

  • Reports to the Team Leader, and/or Manager

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum BSEE Degree.


  • 5 years of experience with electrical design analysis and evaluation preferably with car access products, BCM or interface components to a vehicle system architecture. 
  • Experience in the automotive industry required.
  • Have a strong trouble shooting skills and be able to make command decisions.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good customer interface skills.
  • Knowledge of C/C++ software preferred.
  • Familiar with Six Sigma tools
  • Understanding of TS16949 quality standards.
  • Experience with LIN, CAN, ISO9141 driver interfaces preferred.
  • Experience with fault detection and diagnostics strategies preferred.
  • Experience with microcontroller selection.
  • Knowledge of capacitive sensing is a plus.
  • Knowledge of RF/LF circuits is a plus.
  • Experience with DOORS requirements capture is a plus.
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Expedition and DxDesigner is a plus.
  • Experience with Micro-Cap 11 is a plus
  • Must be able to travel to Germany approximately 2 to 3 times annually for 1 or 2 weeks each


Job Requirements
Job Benefits

We also offer:

  • Competitive salary package
  • Motivating job contributing to the most advanced automotive technology
  • Cooperation and exchange of experiences with our developers
  • Project based travel opportunities
  • Be part of a friendly environment and work with experienced colleagues
Apply Information
Job Type
Contract Type
Farmington Hills (MI), USA
Michael Baker
Huf North America
Michael Baker
24860 Hathaway St.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Phone: (248)991-3613
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