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Lead Systems Engineer - Autonomous SK at Flex in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information please visit our careers page at


  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing

  • Type: Public Company


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees

  • Website:


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Job Description

The Lead System Engineer will be based in Farmington Hills, MI . She or he will be part of a highly skilled engineering team responsible for the design, development, validation and release to production of L4 Autonomous Driving Compute Systems.  The Lead System Engineer will work closely with the Project Chief and Lead Technical Project Manager and will be the owner of the system design. His/her responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, requirements and specifications definition, Functional Safety activities (in collaboration with the FSM), Cybersecurity, design quality and reliability, manufacturability and testability.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration

  • Passionate customer focus

  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution

  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement

  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do…

  • Provide requirements leadership and ownership for the product developments using standard requirements management tools and methodologies.

  • Develop product specifications where applicable.

  • Determine system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility. 

  • Coordinate design of subsystems and integration of total system. 

  • Participate and/or coordinate product development meetings.

  • Ensure that the system is functioning according to specifications.

  • Develop engineering release documentation.

  • Develop and/or approves test plans and test reports.

  • Review and evaluate test results; identify root cause of problems and provide corrective actions and recommendations.

  • Coordinate execution and delivery of Functional Safety work products

  • Lead system reliability demonstration activities

  • Coordinate and/or develop system level DFMEAs

  • Identify, analyze and resolve program support deficiencies. 

  • Track customer/project issues and drive resolution.

  • Support manufacturing requirements and best practices.

  • Responsible for systems level development and testing requirements.

  • Ensures ISO process conformance such as IATF16949, ASPICE and ISO26262

  • Interact with customer and suppliers to resolve system issues

  • Participate in customer and internal technical design reviews.

Here is some of what you’ll need (required)…

  • A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related fields, Master's degree is preferred.

  • 10 years or more experience as system engineer or combination of system and product design experience on specific technical area (HW, SW, Test, etc.).

  • Experience with all aspects of design & development process of automotive electronic controllers.

  • Familiar with automotive reliability requirements, and component selection for automotive applications.

  • Familiar with ISO/TS/IATF 16949 requirements, and experience in working in an ISO/TS/IATF 16949 certified design and development environment.

  • Knowledge of automotive Functional Safety requirements (ISO26262)

  • Working experience with DFMEA, FMEDA, FTA

  • Experience with an issue-tracking software platform such as JIRA, and with other ALM/PDM/PDL and engineering release tools (codeBeamer, Polarion, Windchill, etc).

Here are a few of our preferred experiences…

  • Familiar with NHTSA / SEA Automation Levels 2-5

  • Experience with autonomous vehicle architecture, or experience with technologies supporting the development of autonomous vehicle systems: ADAS, sensor fusion, high performance compute systems.

  • High level of oral and written communication skills.

  • High level of analytical ability and trouble-shooting where problems are unusual and complex.

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with customers and others

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide:

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K

  • PTO

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee discounts at local retailers

Job Category

Design & Technology


Eligible for domestic relocation only

Is Sponsorship Available?


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