Junior Wheeled Vehicle Lethality Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 07/24/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 229922

Job Description:

Dynamic group of software engineers responsible for the development and support of embedded application software for a family of ground vehicles. The engineer will participate in activities covering the entire software development lifecycle, from requirements development to final testing and delivery of software products.

  • Design engineer, with emphasis on system and subsystem requirements analysis, development, integration, and test for functionality on medium-caliber turret platforms. Area of interest is lethality.
  • · Perform system, subsystem, LRU-level requirements analyses across lethality functionality, identifying interfaces & functionality for multiple programs/platforms. Examples of lethality functionality include weapon motion, sighting system motion, fire control states/modes, weapon firing, sensors, actuators, crew station interfaces (e.g., displays, hand stations), & diagnostics, with support as needed to power distribution, embedded training, etc. All efforts include consideration for fully operational & degraded modes.
  • Perform electrical hardware design (e.g., subsystem/system hardware interconnection design, supporting harness definition; schematic design).
  • Support software and hardware development activities for make or buy items as required to ensure planned subsystem and turret-level test activities occur according to project plans.
  • Prepare for laboratory/turret/vehicle integration/test by authoring test plans/procedures, defining test layout, power, harnessing, emulators, fault injection, etc.
  • · Perform hardware and software test in lab, turret, and vehicle environments to release new/modified designs and/or to investigate & troubleshoot issues. Such testing includes use of various types of test equipment (e.g., multi-meters, oscilloscopes, Ethernet/CANBus/RS-422/etc. bus monitors, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, custom test equipment). Includes consideration for model-based test and automated test.
  • Summarize integration/test findings via test reports upon completion, working to identify corrective actions for issues.
  • Support box-level verification/qualification tests as required, including environmental test.
  • Analyze subsystem requirements and develop logic for flowcharts, state charts, state diagrams, and lethality algorithms for design documents.
  • · Support development, production, and fielding by investigating problem reports (e.g., engineering, manufacturing, or obsolescence problem reports) & resolving issues. Support development and release of design changes to address issues.
  • Coordinate with other organizations, compiling input, providing status, and providing suggested course(s) of action as required.
  • Support technical reviews.



  • Bachelor’ s Degree in electrical engineering (BSEE), Computer Engineering (BSCE) or Robotics preferred. Similar technical degrees may be considered if experience aligns with this Requisition (electrical/computer-based) work description and other job requirements.
  • · Job primarily in the office and on-site in laboratory and/or turret/vehicle. Occasional travel to field, production, or supplier facilities required, including both domestic & international (largely Canada) destinations. Durations typically =1 week. Infrequently =2 weeks.
  • · Specific experience with lethality or fire control subsystem elements not essential. However, experience within some commercial and/or military vehicle integrated subsystem preferred, with desire & ability to apply experiences to fire control subsystem.
  • Hands-on experience with laboratory and/or vehicle integration/test preferred, including use of specialized test equipment (e.g., multi-meters, bus analyzers, oscilloscopes, data-recording devices) required.
  • Experience with embedded processing development desired, using high-level (e.g., Labview, Matlab/Simulink) and/or lower-level (e.g., C, C++) development tools desired. Experience can be with integration/test tools (e.g., laboratory emulators) or with vehicle hardware.
  • Experience with DOORS desired.
  • Ability to meet essential Anthropomorphic Size Restriction (ASR) requirements to work inside turrets military vehicles.
  • Ability to lift and carry test equipment weighing 30 lbs required.
  • · Overtime, weekend, holiday, & off-hours work occasionally required to complete time-critical tasks.
  • Good written and oral communication skills required.
  • Must be capable of working in a team environment.
  • Valid passport, or ability to obtain valid passport, required.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Secret Clearance.
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