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Validation Engineer

Warren, MI 48093

Posted: 09/07/2018 Industry: Other Job Number: 6811

Validation Engineer


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


ektello is looking for a 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.


Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for executing test procedures for Telematics and Connected Infotainment products. 
  • Reviews test specifications and document issues/recommendations. 
  • Create test procedures based on specifications released and update procedures based on Change Requests or Engineering Change proposals.
  • Participates in root cause analysis with suppliers and provides production support to identify system and implementation issues; Take appropriate action on issues, lead recovery plan efforts as necessary 
  • Provides testing of wireless functions/applications for Telematics and Infotainment products
  • Performs complex design analysis using DFMEAS and various validation tools available.
  • Develops validation designs, including alternatives to manual testing
  • Schedules in-vehicle testing based on availability of vehicles provided by GVBR.
  • Executes both in-vehicle and bench testing including functional and reliability testing
  • Designs and balances system test procedures.
  • Meets deadlines for production intent product timing
  • Communicates, coordinates, and consults with engineering departments and suppliers.
  • Participate in issue resolution calls to analyze the fixes.
  • Prioritize validation of products based on VTC and SORP dates.
  • Collaborate with cross functional leads in diagnosing system integration issues.
  • Track upcoming Back-Office releases, IT change requests and new feature content roll out to assess validation impacts; Review Back-Office requirements (i.e. Stories/Narratives) and create/modify test strategy, test plan, test scripts and test scenarios
  • Execute Validation Sign-off Process 


  • Understanding of the Vehicle Development Process
  • Working knowledge of Performance Integration and Infotainment systems.
  • Ability to work with various tool tracking mechanisms to open issues.
  • Analytical and program coordination problem solving skills is a plus.
  • Preferably with some or in-depth knowledge in Bluetooth, WIFI and TCP layer protocols.
  • Working knowledge of Performance Integration related applications
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Intermediate level)
  • Understanding of engineering concepts and proficiency in project planning preferred.
  • Ability to apply understanding of automotive engineering terms.
  • Ability to work independently with specific direction and make decisions based on general practices and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others including global partners
  • Preferred up to 2 years' related work experience


Required Education /Licenses 
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering a must; Master of Science in Engineering preferred
  • This position requires the ability to legally operate a motor vehicle on a regular basis (Must have a valid Driver’ s License)


Location:                             Warren, MI

Duration:                            Long-term Contract (12+ months)

Pay Rate:                             $30/hour maximum pay rate




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