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Systems Engineer at Danfoss USA in Ames, Iowa

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Systems Engineer

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Job Location(s):

Ames, US, 50011

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Job Description

Can you design and develop sub-systems for mobile machinery? And are you an innovative and motivated engineer who thrives on being involved in systems development from concept to launch? If so, Danfoss Power Solutions in Ames, Iowa has an exciting opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Systems Engineer who will be joining an extremely talented engineering team that develops sub-systems for mobile machinery (e.g. agriculture and construction) utilizing components produced by Danfoss Power Solutions. The team works closely with customers to help them develop some of the best products in their industry. As a member of the team, you will collaborate with engineering teams in America, Europe, and China to create new sub-systems that solve our customers' problems. You will also interact with other areas of the organization including marketing, sales, and operations as you help resolve issues.The position is located in Ames, IA and will require travel activity of approx. 5-20%, including international travel to Europe and Asia.

Job Responsibilities

As our new Senior Systems Engineer, you will, together with the rest of the team, be responsible for the development of system architecture ideas to meet needs and solve customer pain points. Your key tasks will be to:

  • Analyze vehicle solution concepts from a functional, safety and cost perspective

  • Perform computer-based modelling (MatLab/Simulink) of vehicle systems, sub-systems, and components

  • Define and develop the most suited/appropriate control strategy and system architecture

  • Apply component behavior knowledge (e.g. software, pumps, valves, steering, motors) when designing a vehicle system

  • Perform vehicle software development using C, MATLab, or proprietary internal languages (PLUS+1 GUIDE)

  • Develop project value propositions and document engineering results in white papers, engineering reports, trade magazine articles, and conference papers

  • Establish and maintain strong links to other Danfoss Power Solutions groups locally and globally

  • Stay up-to-date regarding your field of engineering and technology relative to Danfoss products

  • Promote quality and continuous improvement philosophy

Background & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering as a minimum, Master's degree is preferred

  • Working knowledge of mechanical and/or hydraulic and/or electrical systems (including software),

  • 1+ yerasof experience in developing, simulating and validating systems for agriculture or construction machinery

  • FMEA skills, PDP (stage-gate product development process), and Functional Safety Awareness training

  • Strong trouble-shooting skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments to complete assignments/tasks on time.

  • Ability to apply creative approaches and ideas to solve problems, maximizing the effective use of appropriate resources

  • Action-oriented, flexible, objective and an excellent communicator with an interest in working across organizational line

  • Proven ability to act as a technical interface to internal and external customers, including working with appropriate stakeholder (e.g. test engineers)

Danfoss - Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways - driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

Following our founder's mindset 'action speaks louder than words', we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

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