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Southfield, MI, US

Senior Hardware Engineer, Electrification


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the Electrification Engineering team, the Senior Hardware Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of high voltage / high power automotive products. They have working knowledge of circuit design for power electronics, power supplies, embedded systems design, analogue electronics and digital electronics. They have proven experience in working within hardware teams / automotive product development.

The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • High power (3-20kW) and/or High Voltage (100-800V) product development
      • Circuit design, simulation, component selection,
      • Design analysis, DFMEA, worst case analysis, etc.
  • Technical problem solving; Design/Product validation, component, manufacturing, customer issues
  • Participate in hardware design reviews throughout the design process
  • Participate in engineering quote activities, including architecture definition, circuit design and BOM
  • Develop power electronics technology and component usage roadmaps
  • Engage in technical discussions with customers
  • Mentor junior engineers

The Hour by Hour Task Breakdown with percentages:

  • Meetings with peers, project team, customers (20% of day)
  • Electrical design development (circuits, components, analysis, testing etc) (80% of day)



Your Qualifications:

  • BSEE (or equivalent); MSEE preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of automotive circuit design experience


Bonus If You Have:

  • Experience in High Voltage circuit design (Inverter, On-Board Charger, DC-DC, BMS) (preferred)
  • Detailed understanding of power electronics
  • Detailed understanding of component technologies and capabilities
  • Strong understanding of automotive electronics manufacturing processes and methods
  • Strong knowledge of Design for EMC, and Design for Manufacturing
  • Familiarity with AEC-Q component requirements
  • Detailed understanding of electronics Product Development process


  • Ability to lead structured problem-solving activities
  • Self motivated / independent working
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Effective documentation and communication skills



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.
Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit