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R. H. Sheppard Co., Inc. Systems Engineer for Product Engineering in Rochester Hills, Michigan

Founded in 1937, R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc. has a rich history of innovative design and American manufacturing excellence. Headquartered in Hanover, Pa., our dedicated team of over 850 employees supply components for the trucking and transportation industry worldwide. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and a proud member of Knorr-Bremse.

Whatever your career path – whether it’s product innovation through engineering, working directly with our customers, manufacturing quality products or supporting our business in some other way, Sheppard – a Bendix CVS Company – delivers.

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of system engineer is to lead product development life cycle. Independent contributor with proven skillset in the fields of product development, ECU design release and problem resolution. The following responsibilities are considered essential job functions:

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primary interface to customers for technical topics:

  • Gather, analyze and implement product requirements.

  • Perform gap analysis

  • Hold technical reviews with internal and external stake holders

  • Detailed understanding of ISO 26262 standard and previous experience in working on functional safety compliant systems

  • Hands on approach:

  • Demonstrated ability to independently work on the vehicle and utilize various problem-solving techniques

  • Ability to proficiently use CAN tools: CANalizer, CANoe, CANape etc.

  • Support creation of DV/ PV test plans

  • Support system level DFMEA creation

  • Interface with various engineering groups (Mechanical hardware, Electrical hardware, software)

  • Tackle multiple projects, escalate risks and provide detailed project status overview

  • Formulate test specifications and acceptance criteria

  • Estimate effort and meet delivery schedules and quality levels

  • Support and improve software development tools, processes and their application

  • Improve and ensure adherence to software development process and quality standards

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Normal working position is sitting, bending stretching, lifting, standing, or walking throughout the facility. The weight can range anywhere from 1 to 40 lbs. infrequently in which proper lifting/moving techniques are required in excess of 40 lbs.

  • Travel: Domestic and foreign travel may be required and will be dependent on project build phase (Approx. 10%)


  • B.S. or M.S. in computer science or electrical engineering or mechanical engineering or equivalent education

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in design and development within automotive environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft or Google office tools and time management skills

  • Technically knowledgeable in two or more programming languages like C, C++,

  • Competent and experienced in using an integrated development environment (IDE) for software development

  • Exhibits good team working and communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language (oral and written)

  • Ability to problem solve

  • Ability to travel up to 25% abroad


Paid Time-Off

13 Paid Holidays

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance with FSA or HSA options effective Day 1

Free Medical Clinic for Employees and Dependents

Life, STD & LTD

Life Assistance Program

401k eligibility Day 1