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Powertrain In-House Software Calibration Engineer in Redford Charter Township, MI at Hire Road

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

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Powertrain In-House Software Calibration Engineer

Redford, MI


Our client is the research and development department of a German automotive OEM who is looking to add a Powertrain In-House Software Calibration Engineer to their team. As a Powertrain In-House Software Calibration Engineer they will be the contact person and owner of assigned software functions for Powertrain Software projects.

The Powertrain In-House Software Calibration Engineer must have a Master’s degree or PhD in an applicable engineering field

Powertrain In-House Software Calibration Engineer Requirements:

  • Formal school training on engineering fundamentals, automotive powertrain, internal combustion engines
  • Knowledge and experiences of Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Intercultural competence in understanding and solving complicated engineering problems
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Team work and communication skills to drive assigned topics and coordinate stakeholders across three continents and different time-zones
  • High commitment and flexibility for tasks. Self-responsible working attitude and initiative. Self-motivated to grow technical know-how in assigned engineering areas. Self-study and fast learning skills
  • Professional appearance and confidence in making engineering decisions
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Must be able to work in vehicles for testing, must be able to participate test trips in Summer, Winter and high altitude

Powertrain In-House Software Calibration Engineer Description:

Function ownership

  • Be the contact person and owner of assigned software functions
  • Depending on project needs, the assigned functions can be one or any combination of following features: sensors, actuators, networking (CAN/FlexRay/LIN), thermal management, torque monitoring, safety features, torque coordination, starter control, alternator control, trip display

Release testing

  • Align testing tasks with software release planning. Identify testing needs, define testing goals, create test cases, collect and analyze testing data, document testing results
  • Provide release recommendation to the management


  • Calibrate ECM and CPC control functions to meet requirements. In case no written requirements available, clarify with internal customers or use own engineering judgement. Identify and report function deficiency, follow up until it is completely resolved
  • Submit calibration changes and document the changes following the release process

Issue resolution

  • Receive and own internal or customer reported issues. Decide and schedule testing environments (MIL, HIL, Dynamometer, Vehicle) to reproduce the issue
  • Identify the root cause, propose algorithm and/or calibration fixes, validate and document the resolution
  • Request and plan SW releases for all affected vehicle platforms

Requirement specification

  • Identify and propose new features, create feature requirements, request prototype software, validate and prove new features, request and plan release roll-out to all relevant vehicle platforms
  • Per project needs, create requirements to document existing control functions


Choosing the Hire Road is about shared success, active and committed partnerships and relationships that last.  Hire Road is solely focused on connecting highly skilled professionals with leading organizations. We are a solutions-based, results-oriented staffing company specializing in a wide range of industry specific practices. To put it simply, we recruit, screen and hire talented people for temporary and full-time positions.

This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

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