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Valls, T, ES

Global SW Engineering Director - Core Electronics

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 39 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 #166 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.Lear Corporation is at the forefront of next generation technology associated with the automotive industry’s move to Electrification, Connectivity, and next generation E/E Architectures. Lear’s diverse portfolio of electronics and electrical distribution systems make Lear an exciting employer to work for.   


A unique opportunity has arisen for a Global Software Engineering Director to oversee all Core Electronics Product lines, including Body and Body Domain Control Modules, Zonal Control Modules, Power Distribution Modules, and Intelligent Seating Systems. Reporting directly to the Global VP for Core Electronics Engineering and leading an organization of approximately 150 engineers, the Software Engineering Director will be responsible for leading Lear’s embedded software engineering and software project management activities for advanced and global OEM customer projects.


As Global Software Engineering Director, additional responsibilities will include (but may not be limited to)

  • Define software architectures for the next generation of automotive E/E architectures, including distributed and service oriented architectures
  • Development and manage relationships with key suppliers and partners
  • Ensure that all software development projects execute on time, on budget, and according to customer technical requirements
  • Support Sales and Program Management teams to win new customer programs in line with Lear’s electronics growth strategy
  • Develop and mentor a strong and cohesive software management and engineering team
  • Identify and execute strategies to maximize the utilization of engineering resources in Lear’s Global Technical Centers including China, The Philippines, India, Spain and the US.
  • Work with the global VP of Core Electronics engineering to harmonize Lear’s software development processes, methods, and tools across all global locations


To be a success in this role you must have:

  • University Degree in either Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics
  • A strong technical understanding of Embedded Software Development
  • Track record of success in delivering complex software projects on time, on budget, and according to customer requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a role with responsibility for multiple departments, engineering disciplines (i.e. hardware, software, systems, etc.), and/or product lines
  • Strong communication skills with ability work effectively with Global Engineering Teams
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, language skills in German and Spanish would be advantageous