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OTA Validation Engineer / Validation Engineer 4

Warren, MI 48093

Posted: 08/28/2018 Industry: Other Job Number: 6775

Over the Air Validation Engineer (#6775)


Are you a car enthusiast that’ s curious about the other side of the auto-industry?


ektello is looking for an Over the Air Validation Engineer for one of the most iconic clients in Warren, MI. Our client is among the world’ s largest automakers. They’ re a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts. From electric cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, they provide a complete range of vehicles that meets the needs and expectations of drivers on a global scale.


Role Summary
  • Over The Air (OTA) Validation Engineer.
  • Work with Calibration Engineers and DREs to obtain appropriate software archive(s) for OTA validation activities.
  • Engage VVEs, System Bench Leads to reserve/schedule appropriate vehicle or bench test properties, respectively.
  • Develop & Execute test procedures that comprehend OTA requirements and functionalities.
  • Execute validation plans for the subsystem at bench and vehicle level.


Key Responsibilities
  • Analyze the vehicle portfolio and associated interfacing subsystem rollout (clusters, BCM, Radio, ECC, ECM, VICM, etc.) to develop a high level test matrix that ensures that all vehicle/component combinations are tested.
  • Develop test methods based on functional telematics and interfacing subsystem requirements.
  • Track & Plan future OTA validation based on present and future ECU availability.
  • Execute testing to develop test methods that validate system requirements of OTA targeted ECUs.
  • Track hardware and Software changes to Telematics’ interfacing ECUs as they relate to OTA.
  • Provide and report the status of testing and validation activities.
  • Timely document all anomalies using existing documentation tools (ESIM/PRTS)
  • Follow issue resolution from issue origination thru verification, closure, and monitoring.
  • Root cause system level telematics nonconformities to the appropriate offending module.
  • Update component/subsystem scorecards to properly status OTA validation status.
  • Develop new test techniques to improve test quality/efficiency.
  • Work with engineering functions, suppliers and others to implement cost reduction items or product improvements
  • Attend PDT' s when required and contribute validation status.
  • Anticipate and communicate validation roadblocks/challenges
  • Develop and implement new test methods to improve quality/efficiency (automation, etc)


Basics skills required
  • BS Electrical / Computer Engineering and minimum of 2 years of embedded software development and/or validation experience
  • Thorough understanding of automotive serial data protocols (CAN, MOST, Ethernet, etc).
  • High level of analytical ability to solve problems that are unusual or difficult
  • Ability to manage multiple project assignments and switch between tasks as timing and resources dictate.
  • High level of analytical ability to understand the operation of complex combinational and sequential systems
  • Experience with automotive serial data tools (Vehicle Spy, Canoe, Mocha, etc)
  • Self-motivated to achieve results on time with minimum supervision.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • Experience with common electrical test equipment (meters, scopes, etc.


Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience with automotive electrical systems.
  • Experience with telematics related components and functionality.
  • Experience with embedded microprocessor-based devices and systems.
  • Experience with environmental, diagnostics, and serial data testing
  • Experience with PC driven test equipment and systems.
  • Experience with hardware and software requirements documentation
  • Basic knowledge of cellular systems


Location:             Warren, MI

Duration:            Long-term Contract (12 + months)

Pay Rate:             $30/hr W2



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