Software Engineering Project Lead

GKN Automotive
Auburn Hills, MI
Job Type
Senior level

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead-support software engineering activities from pursuit of new business, through award and design development, to launch.
  • Lead AUTOSAR based software development projects including functional safety and cyber security SW scope.
  • Planning of project goals with stakeholders such as EPMs, system leaders and SWE teams
  • Coordination and execution of SW releases, incl. change request and debugging cycles.
  • Lead and support risk management.
  • Detailed project tracking and reporting
  • Ensuring the efficient processing of work packages while adhering to quality, budget, Performance, and timing goals.
  • Ensuring that all process artifacts for the ASPICE SWE processes as well as the SW-specific artifacts for SW project management are available on time and in good quality and presentation of these in assessments.
  • Lead software subproject teams from locations in USA, Germany, and India as well as external employees and suppliers: Primary technical contact and software engineering.
  • Representative for all software teams to provide direction.
  • Analyze and gather electrical and software requirements related to the ECU System.
  • Finalize architecture and concept design to meet business and customer needs.
  • Finalize and agree work packages for Software functions, Software features, Software modules’ development with internal and external developers/teams. using software development processes along with supporting disciplines.
  • Plan and carry out internal and external reviews and signoffs.
  • Lead and support status reporting to customer and stakeholders.


  • 10+ years of industry experience with an Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Mechatronics or equivalent.
  • Proven track record in managing software projects in the automotive industry for 2+ years, incl. team lead activities.
  • Working experience with development of automotive embedded software. Hands-on experience with C, C++, Mahworks, in Automotive ECUs: preferably in powertrain or chassis applications.
  • Solid understanding and experience in AUTOSAR, ISO 26262 Functional Safety and Cyber Security in the context of Base Software
  • Working experience in Agile methodologies, V-Model, and ASPICE.
  • Willingness for occasional business trips
  • Flexibility and autonomous working
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Must be able to work and travel independently.

About GKN Automotive:

We have been inventing the future for 250 years. A global automotive technology company that pioneered electric drive systems and is now driving the future of transportation. GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture, and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers.

What do we offer?

Compensation: Competitive Salary with Bonus Structure

Benefits: Eligible employees may participate in most benefit programs on the first of the month following or coincident with date of hire.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Employer Paid Life and ADD Insurance
  • Pre-tax Savings Spending Accounts (HSAs and FSAs)
  • Voluntary Benefits- a variety of options
  • Employer Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success. We seek people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination, and creativeness in our teams around the world. GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer. We treat all employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to providing individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Please contact us to request any such accommodation:

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