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Quality Reliability Software Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027962

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 5-25-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a solutions-oriented Quality Reliability Software Engineer to join the Quality team at the FCA US Headquarters and Tech Center in Auburn Hills, MI. The Quality Reliability Software Engineer is responsible for the identification of high risk systems and components early in the vehicle development program and applying the appropriate risk mitigation techniques. This position will be responsible for ensuring launch readiness of new technologies within specified vehicle program timelines. The position is also responsible for ensuring that lessons learned from past experiences are institutionalized in current engineering processes.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitation of Proactive Reliability Risk Assessment Process on software applications
  • Design and facilitate testing and validation methodology
  • Facilitate software validation process
  • Support the institutionalization of Lessons Learned from Regulatory, Warranty, and other sources through updates to core documents such as Engineering Specifications, DFMEA's DVP&R's, and Design Best Practices
  • Be the single point of contact and applications of, and revisions to, several different engineering specifications and multiple support documents related to software
  • Plan, prioritize, set goals, and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
  • Strong communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Establish partnerships both internally and externally and to influence without direct authority
  • Commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the consumer
  • Drive team success by clarifying expectations and minimizing political hurdles
  • Represent the "Voice of the Customer" to the platform teams
  • Demonstrate unwavering commitment to delivering results and champion achievements
  • Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that deliver results
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment
  • Identify reliability improvement software related initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer or Software Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in Product Development, Quality, Reliability Engineering, or Embedded Systems Software
  • Experience working with or leading diverse teams (e.g. global, cross-functional, union/union represented, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of vehicle systems, their components and functions
  • Basic computing skills covering standard office software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presenting to various types of audiences
  • Good understanding of reliability methods and software validation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Systems, Computer or Software Engineering, Statistics, Reliability, or a related field
  • Certified Quality or Reliability Engineer
  • Six Sigma Certification, Design for Six Sigma or Robust Engineering certification (Black Belt, Green Belt)
  • Familiarity with quality measurement methodology, warranty analysis, and third party metrics (Consumer Reports, J.D. Power)
  • Experience in Manufacturing or Supplier Quality

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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