Senior Systems Engineer Exterior Lighting Electronics

Coventry, United Kingdom

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Senior Systems Engineer Exterior Lighting Electronics


Polestar - the guiding star.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining. In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.

At Polestar, the sky is the limit.

 The Senior Systems Engineer Exterior Lighting Electronics will be:

  • Responsible for the integration of Exterior lighting electrical systems from concept to production
  • Support the exterior lighting component team in the delivery of electrical and electrical systems requirements
  • Lead the technical discussions with suppliers, internal cross-functional teams, and partner OEM
  • Support and management of our partner OEM and Tier 1 suppliers for donor technology, new/modified designs, system calibration, validation and certification
  • Define and manage legal requirements and certification activities for exterior lighting systems
  • Cross-function leadership and overall system integrator role between Electrical and Exteriors Function Groups
  • Lead and co-ordinate system reviews, calibration, and verification & validation activities throughout the development lifecycle
  • Support prototype builds, validation (component, system & vehicle) and launch
  • Issue management support, from problem identification through to introduction of final countermeasure using company issue management system
  • Provision of information, support, and training to Manufacturing and Service departments
  • Preparation of reports and feedback to the technical and project management teams

The Person:

  • Demonstrable experience (5+ years) of Exterior lighting electronics at a systems level including LED Adaptive Matrix/Pixel headlamp systems
  • Awareness of latest automotive lighting technology and roadmap
  • Should have experience of the full product lifecycle, from concept through to vehicle launch
  • Experience of Automotive product development systems (VPDS, FPDS, GPDS, NPDS etc)
  • Practical experience of vehicle electrical architectures based upon Ethernet, CAN, LIN and Flexray
  • Practical experience of diagnostic software tools and Measurement and Calibration tools
  • Experience of delivering electrical systems in accordance with EMC requirements
  • Understanding of Functional Safety and safety analysis techniques (HARA, FMEA, FTA, etc)
  • Understanding of Cyber Security requirements and principles
  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills - at ease coordinating a team of engineers and suppliers
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, and methodical individual who is self-motivated, able to work well under own initiative and remain focused under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise workload & manage external inputs/requests without supervision
  • Willing to take responsibility and make decisions based on best judgement where data is not available
  • Genuine interest in making efficient, sustainable products
  • Electrical, Electronic Systems, Electro-mechanical, Automotive, or similar honors engineering degree. Other recognized engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience may be considered 

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...

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