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Senior Software Development Lead

bw_wordkay_placeAuburn Hills - Michigan - USA

bw_wordkay_timeJan 13, 2020

bw_wordkay_optionFull time



Reliably delivering what’s needed today

There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things.  We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.

Constantly pursuing what’s next

Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements.

Product leadership that’s changing the world

Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world.  We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution.  Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as a Software Development Lead Engineer supporting the Electronics Systems and Controls Competency at our Propulsion Technical Center.

In this role you will be responsible for all technical aspects of the software project for our electronic controls solutions in an effort to meet or exceed customers expectation. Your area of operation will include powertrain electronic controls systems for AWD products and power electronic controls systems for electric drive products. You will be responsible for planning and managing the software development work and for developing and deploying our technologies for key customer projects. With your technical expertise you will ensure the software product deadlines and deliverables are achieved.  You will specify, design, develop, test, release, maintain and enhance embedded software solutions. The successful candidate will join a respectful, collaborative, and talented team, and will work in a professional high-tech environment with an opportunity to change and shape the future of mobility and transportation.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the software project development.
  • Responsible for technical software project management on the electric drive and All Wheel Drive products.
  • Plan and manage the software development work for the assigned projects in compliance with the group’s policies and processes.
  • Define the software release development schedules and detailed release scope.
  • Identify and analyze sources of software requirements, specify software requirements, assign requirements to releases and iterations, baseline and release software requirements.
  • Define, design, develop and verify solutions in software releases that comply with the software requirements and the software architecture.
  • Drive the software project team culture to meet the defined process standards.
  • Interface with the customers as required to understand and deliver to the customer requirements
  • Interface with all project stake holders on project needs and status updates.
  • Manage the project software sub-suppliers.
  • Provide technical direction and mentorship to the software engineers supporting the assigned projects.
  • Coach and Develop other team members and Software development leads in both technical and functional areas
  • Coordinate across projects with other software development leads to identify best practices and process improvement opportunities
  • Follow & support the organizational engineering processes including change process, version control and best practices

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree, Master’s preferred.
  • 8+ years’ experience developing embedded software is required.
  • 5+ years’ experience leading and mentoring other engineers on technical assignments or as a software project technical lead. Preferred powertrain controllers.
  • Knowledge on Electronic Control Units is required.
  • Experience in automotive vehicle development preferred.
  • Experience developing software in an AUTOSAR compliant software architecture is preferred.
  • Experience developing software for ISO26262 Functional Safety compliant products is preferred.
  • Experience developing software using a Model-Based toolchain. Matlab Simulink/Stateflow preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of C programming language for embedded systems is required.
  • Proven ability to generate efficient C source code from model-based designs is required. TargetLink preferred.
  • Excellent model and source code debugging skills is required.
  • Experienced developing and verifying software to a comprehensive software process is required. CMMI or SPICE preferred.
  • Expertise working with network protocols (e.g. CAN) and associated tools is required.
  • Experience with Software Configuration, Release and Change Management is required.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Excellent time management skills is required. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language required
  • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis preferred.
  • Travel 10% required

Core Competencies:

  • Learning on the Fly
  • Action Orientated
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Informing
  • Self-Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • Ethics & Values
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires.  This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

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