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Southfield, MI, US

Senior Systems Engineer


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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.





Lear’s Electronics organization develops a variety of systems including Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Passive Entry, Seat Controls, Power Distribution and Gateway modules.   The Senior Systems Engineer is the bridge between the customer and the implementation teams, responsible for understanding and documenting the customer’s needs, working with the implementation teams to refine an achievable design, and ensuring the completion of testing to verify that the design meets the stated requirements.

The position will collaborate with Lear’s Global teams to develop leading technology solutions efficiently and with top quality performance.  The position reports to Lear’s regional Manager of Systems Engineering.


Job Responsibilities

  • Execute customer and advanced development projects in accordance with Lear’s ASPICE and ISO26262 compliant development processes, including:
    • Working with external (customer) and internal project teams to specify, clarify, confirm and manage all product/system level requirements in customer and advanced development projects, including functional safety and cybersecurity requirements
    • Working together with hardware and software engineering to define optimal electronic hardware architectures, including microcontroller and peripheral chipset selection
    • Allocating and/or partitioning system requirements between hardware and software, and supporting the development of product hardware/software integration specifications
    • Ensuring product quality and a product quality mindset through disciplined application of peer reviews, system-level FMEA/risk analysis, and system and vehicle level validation testing
  • Support the System Team Lead and Engineering Project Lead in collecting relevant metrics


  • 5+ years of experience in systems engineering and/or automotive application development
  • Experience working within projects using model-based development processes and ISO26262.
  • Passion for working across organizational boundaries to solve complex technical problems and ensure product quality
  • Expert Knowledge of DOORs, JIRA, Enterprise Architect or equivalent tools
  • B.S.E. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science required.  M.S.E. preferred.
  • Fluent in English

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