Senior Systems Engineer - Antennas

Coventry, UK

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Senior Systems Engineer - Antennas

The Role

Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. Due to unprecedented growth, we are now looking for an Antennas Systems Engineer to join our Polestar Connected Experience group.

If you are an innovative, open-minded person who believes that electrification is the future of the automotive industry, we would like to hear from you.

Your contribution

Software and Electronics is a new global unit within R&D. Antenna Systems is part of the Polestar Connected Experience group and this group covers multiple elements. Antennas falls under the hardware platform team. Our mission is to deliver a class leading E/E platform, with an extensive feature set, offering Pure, Progressive, Performance, to provide a Customer Experience that exceeds their expectations.

Antenna systems:

  • Responsible for the overall delivery of Antenna Systems from concept to production
  • Lead technical discussion with suppliers, internal cross-functional teams, and partner OEM
  • Support and management of our partner OEM and Tier 1 suppliers with new or modified designs, system calibration and validation.
  • Cross-function leadership and overall system integrator role between all Polestar departments.
  • Define and meet the package targets in conjunction with vehicle integration team and CAD team.
  • Responsible for antenna components on the Electrical BoM. Ensure that parts are structured on the BoM and strive to achieve cost, weight, and timing across the system.
  • Key polestar antenna systems include:
    • FM & FM/DAB Antenna Amplifiers
    • China ETC Devices
    • Japan ETC Devices
  • Support the design of antenna structures with key technical partners
  • 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
  • Support prototype builds, validation (component, system & vehicle) and launch

Who you are

You have a strong wish to create the future of electric vehicles – it’s probably fair to call you an EV nerd. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized and driven. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and unconventional methods, and you work well both individually and with leading teams. You have a holistic view, including vision, business, and customers.

  • You will have five or more years of experience in the ownership and delivery of antennas at a system or vehicle level.
  • Relevant experience in antenna attributes such as directivity, polar performance, sensitivity, future antenna technology and their applications in vehicles is desirable.
  • Capable of managing the cross-functional nature of antennas, with a good understanding of the electrical side (connection back to the antenna amplifiers) and the collaboration across interiors and exteriors function groups.
  • Experience of the full product lifecycle from concept to launch
  • Experience of automotive product development systems and engineering and business release processes
  • Experience of leading the test and validation of antenna systems including benchmarking
  • Practical experience with vehicle architectures
  • Practical experience of diagnostic software tools, measurement, and calibration tools
  • Practical experience with PLM systems (Teamcenter) and CAD packages (CATIA - optional and Vis Mockup - preferred)
  • Experience of delivering requirements in accordance with EMC requirements
  • Understanding of Functional Safety and safety analysis techniques
  • 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
  • Electrical, Electronic Systems, Electro-mechanical, Automotive, or similar honours engineering degree. Other recognized engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience may be considered
  • No visa or other restrictions for working in the UK or travelling in the European Union

Personal fit will be of great importance in this recruitment, as we are actively working to build a team with diverse experience, gender, and background.

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.

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