VIVA USA Inc Product Engineer in Fargo, North Dakota
Req Ref No: JNNDEP7 Location: Fargo, ND Duration: 12.0 months
Plans, coordinates, performs product design, testing and/or analysis work for a complete project of moderate scope or for a significant portion or a sub-system of a major and diverse project. Operates in a team environment, providing input to design solutions and participating in design reviews. May assign, coordinate and review portions of the work to support personnel. Decisions are made within established guidelines and may be reviewed by supervisors.
Executes high level applications to more complex problems. Analyzes assignments and determines engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for complex problems or projects of moderate scope. Produces and/or evaluates possible design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering applications. This may include possible involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel. Compiles and furnishes necessary information (engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analyses data) to document the design solution required for building of prototypes and adoption of the design with possible involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel. Provides technical support to marketing, manufacturing, quality and supply management organizations. Develops and/or executes test or analysis plan for product verification and validation. Applies knowledge of company products, policies and practices to provide economies through standardization of parts and products.
Specific Position Requirements :
Design new and enhance existing test systems for robust electronics intended for on/off road vehicles and harsh environments. Perform requirements capture, analysis, design, programming, debugging, hardware integration and verification. It requires system architectural development, complex HW/SW design and analysis, coding, schematic development, and complex troubleshooting of test systems. The systems will include analog / digital electronics, software operating systems, advanced control theory / methods, hydraulic control, pneumatic control, electric motor control and displays / instrumentation.
Solicit and capture requirements directly from customers without assistance from others. Review and provide proper feedback about the requirements. Create and review innovative HW/SW testing architectures and designs for challenging problems without need for peer guidance or supervision. This includes breaking the original requirements down into the proper high level and mid-range architecture and then creating detailed design notes from the results. Perform advanced analysis and make recommendations and design decisions based on results with some assistance from others. Review the design calculations of others to ensure proper application of design techniques. Implement code using advanced usage of Labview development practices and tools. Solve most tool suite set up problems. Solve integration issues that involve multiple code modules, code bases, and/or multiple developers. Critically review others’ code. Perform detailed unit, integration, and systems verification and validation testing using HW/SW tools. Review others testing and suggest additional test cases. Employ independent troubleshooting strategies; quickly determine root cause with limited support from others and provide support in troubleshooting. Review documentation produced during the Product Development Lifecycle that is generated by other engineering groups and verifies this documentation is sufficient for product design. Generate support documents as needed. Work closely with other project team members as needed to ensure the final combined product has compatible software, electronic hardware, and mechanical hardware which functions properly together and performs at levels specified in the test requirement or specifications. Travel as needed to accomplish the tasks required of this position, including meeting with customers to generate and/or revise concepts and product requirements, installing and testing prototypes, and troubleshooting and correcting improper operation of products designed.
-Minimum B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering from an accredited engineering program.
Skills and Experience:
1 to 2 years of experience in SW development (C, C++, XML, etc.) 2 to 5 years of experience in Labview or other NI programming languages 2 to 5 Experience with basic controls, and Data Acquisition systems (DAQ) Technical experience using and understanding schematics and HW analysis software (Pspice, MathCAD) Experience with development and debugging tools (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multi-meters, etc.) Experience in statistical analysis (SPC, GR&R, Monte Carlo, etc.) Experience with basic electronics HW and systems (i.e. Op Amp, FET’s, Transistors, A/D converters, serial and parallel interfaces, etc.) Understanding of product development phases Good written and verbal communications skills (English) Electronics testing experience
Experience with communication protocols (i.e. CAN, FlexRay, Ethernet, USB, etc.) MathCAD, Orcad, Pspice experience J1939 / ISO11783 Experience with basic machine control, CMMI, ISO or other mature development models Electronics manufacturing functional testing experience
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.