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Navistar, Inc. Systems Engineer – Electric Vehicle in Rochester Hills, Michigan

Position Overview

Navistar, a leading maker of commercial vehicles, has launched a new business unit, NEXT eMobility Solutions, to deliver customized electrification solutions in the truck and school bus markets using lean, agile practices. NEXT eMobility Solutions is dedicating a world-class, lean engineering team to developing the best products in the electric vehicle space. We are looking for bright, talented and experienced individuals passionate about being a part of the transformation from traditional powertrains to the electrification of Navistar vehicles. Be a part of a team environment in a collaborative and “start-up” atmosphere!

We are seeking a Moding Systems Engineer – Feature Owner for our battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) vehicles and long term strategy.

This role will be based in our Rochester Hills location.

As a feature owner you will be the single point technical expert on your assigned feature and will be responsible for the development of requirements, supplier and partner engagement, cascade to controls and software teams, verification of feature functionality, development of calibration “books” with the controls team, as well as being responsible for resolving related issues during vehicle level development, validation, and production.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and cascade requirements in a requirements management tool.

  • Execute validation, system management, FMEA, and diagnostic requirements for power up and power down vehicle functionality including accessory usage, driving, remote activities, charging, etc.

  • Work with suppliers to “inhale” their functionality and develop, implement, and validate comprehensive stateflow-like requirements showing all controlled and simulated component’s states from off, power up, operation, to off considering all driving and charging modes.

  • Work with controls and software teams on feature implementation, resolving requirement or implementation issues on an electrical buck or related test property.

  • Serve as the interface from the eMobility team to other Navistar interfaces and alliance partners to optimize implementation for Navistar-branded vehicles.

  • Compare ideal implementation to supply base solutions, develop trade-offs and implement optimized solution.

  • Work with calibration and controls team to develop calibratable variables that can modify the behavior of the feature during vehicle developmental activities.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

  • At least 8 years of experience in product design/development

  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities


  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

  • At least 6 years of experience in product design/development

  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities


  • PhD in Engineering or Engineering Technology

  • At least 3 years of experience in product design/development

  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills

  • BSEE, BSME, or any software discipline.

  • Experience working for or in a controls environment.

  • Demonstrated expert on vehicle level state management and implementation.

  • Deep thinking hands-on contributor of technical solutions.

  • High natural curiosity that drives deep domain knowledge, system performance, and optimization across all vehicle functions and customer expectations.

  • Motivated problem solver with demonstrable examples of analyzing complex compromises at the vehicle level.

  • Deep experience with technical feature experts and peers and team environments.

  • Must have experience with the following tools:

    - CanAlyzer with demonstrable experience writing CAPL scripts - INCA or equivalent controller calibration tool(s) - Systems requirement tools such as Doors, Polarion, etc. - Simulink as an embedded coding solution for production electronic controllers
  • 4+ years of experience on production electric vehicle architectural concepts with an emphasis on the assigned feature.

  • Vehicle launch experience.

Company Overview

Navistar is a manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find us taking the lead. We believe the world is propelled forward by new ideas, brave inventors and bold thinkers. That's why we're driven to deliver a better future with strong products, sound values and solutions for a changing world.

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Visit us at www.Navistar.com to discover more about our organization

Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.