Principal Engineer

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Principal Engineer

Sterling Heights, Michigan Contract Job ID: 2110128932
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an Prinicpal Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI.

The candidate will be responsible for developing the concept, design, and integration of electrical subsystems and components related to autonomous capability into military ground vehicle platforms. Autonomous capability includes but is not limited to sensor fusion, environmental perception/computer vision, navigation, control by wire and/or remote piloting, and fully unmanned operations. The candidate will be responsible for executing design trades, evaluating courses of action, and developing engineering design documentation such as trade studies to select best design solution, product specifications, interface control documents, preliminary and detailed design documents for autonomous electrical components at the system/subsystem level.
Develop Component and System level Requirements for Electrical System/Subsystem/Components of:
  • Autonomous military ground vehicles.
  • Conduct Concept Design Trades
  • Develop and evaluate electrical system architectures
  • Develop schematics/functional diagrams
  • Develop LRU interface control documents
  • Develop detailed design
  • Develop and review component and system level FMEAs/DFMEA analysis
Required Skills:

 Working knowledge of hardware and software aspects involved with integrating sensors used in today’s autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles such as day/night camera’s, ultrasound, LIDAR, RADAR, IMU, computing engines, and other vehicle automotive sensors used in autonomous applications.
  • Working knowledge in the development of robust real-time algorithms for environment perception using sensor fusion and familiarity with developing algorithms that fuse the input from the various sensor systems for environment perception.
  • Familiarity with commercial safety standards related to adapting autonomous driving for commercial applications and potential adaptation to military vehicles.
  • The candidate must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • The candidate must have the ability to coordinate work with other engineering design disciplines as well as shop personnel.
  • The candidate must be willing to work in a lab and vehicle environment with high voltage and high power components.
  • This project requires excellent teamwork skills, technical writing skills, written communication skills, and oral communication skills.
Required Experience:
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in electrical engineering including experience in vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicle electrical system architecture, and autonomous vehicle controls.
  • Experience in electrical design for both manned and unmanned vehicle operation.
  • Experience in full autonomous and tele-operated electrical system design.
  • Experience in vehicle networking protocols tools such as CAN, Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553 and their associated diagnostic tools.
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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