Lead Application Engineer


Coventry, GB

Country/Region:  United Kingdom
Job Function:  Engineering
Requisition ID:  29924
Employment Type:  Salary

Lear For You


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We are your path to a better career, a better future, and a better you.


Our teams have invented groundbreaking technologies, flawlessly manufactured millions of products and earned a long list of awards. Year after year, we are one of the World's Most Admired Companies. 


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Are you ready for a better career? A better future?


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Company overview:

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 37 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at lear.com, or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation


Thermal Comfort Solutions, a business segment of Lear Corporation, is a leader in the design and manufacture of seat heating, seat comfort system and seat ventilation solutions.


Role overview:

The Lead Application Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and implementing electrical systems and components for various projects. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong background in electrical engineering and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. The role will involve collaboration with other engineers, as well as project managers, clients, and vendors.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Review and negotiate customer requirements. Support RFQ phase with cost calculations. Technical interface to customer for electronics. System Requirements management.
  • Designing, developing, and testing electrical systems and components that meet customer requirements and industry standards.
  • Collaborating with other engineers and project managers to develop project plans and schedules.
  • Performing system and component level testing and analysis to ensure compliance with design specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Identifying and resolving technical issues during design, development, and testing phases.
  • Developing and maintaining project documentation, including design specifications, test plans, reports and EOLT specs.
  • Providing technical support to project teams, clients, and vendors to successfully launch the program.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest industry standards and best practices.
  • Participating in the evaluation of new technologies and tools for potential use in future projects.
  • Leading hardware and software teams of engineers and technicians on assigned projects.
  • Support purchasing with PCB manufacturing quotes and design for manufacture.  Support cost saving opportunities and supplier changes.


Key skills and Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level in an engineering discipline - We may also consider other qualifications, which are supported by strong relevant experience in this field.
  • Vector CANalyzer or CANoe and Rational DOORS
  • Experience of using Automotive APQP and working to ASPICE
  • Knowledge of Embedded software and quality assurance processes.
  • Fluent in English



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