Associate Engineer - Verification and Validation

Auto req ID: 19764 
Title: Associate Engineer - Verification and Validation 
Job Function: Engineering 
Location: PDC 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra – You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a  Associate Engineer - Verification and Validation.

Job Summary

In this position you will perform the system and component level testing of future product on vehicle and on bike-on-a-board (BoaB) equipment. You will be responsible for defining the test case, understanding and operating vehicle and BoaB systems, defining pass or fail criteria, reporting test findings, and supporting resolution of issues found in test.  You will be working with an experienced cross-functional engineering team to ensure both the successful delivery of new features as well as the successful integration of existing features into new platforms.

Job Responsibilities

In this position you will:


  • Review requirements at the vehicle, system and component levels.  Work with component owners and design engineers to define, develop, and execute vehicle and BoaB tests for H-D electronic control units (ECUs).
  • Develop and implement custom test functions, sequences, and test setups using breakout boxes, Vector CANalyzer and CANoe, CAPL scripting, and software prototyping tools as needed. Responsible for maintenance and upgrades of manual test equipment and harnesses.
  • Create test reports to summarize test findings and to satisfy reporting requirements of various processes including ISO-26262
  • Create bug reports and provide information on issue recreation to support issue resolution.
  • Work extensively with CAN, analog and digital based control systems. Provide manual test support for advanced controls development and testing.
  • Support automation of test cases by providing detailed test sequence information to Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) team and by reviewing results to confirm correct HiL test case execution.
  • Utilize third-party software tools to log and share data with other teams within H-D.
  • Deliver new test capabilities for manual testing to expand test case coverage 

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical degree.

Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will have demonstrated some of the following:


  • Experience with Vector CAN tools (CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape)
  • Experience with CCP/XCP calibration tools (ATI Vision, INCA, CANape)
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink modeling and simulation model development/integration.
  • Familiarity with vehicle communications protocols (CAN, LIN, UDS, CCP).
  • Creation, execution, and report generation to support verification plans for Functional Safety analysis (ISO-26262)
  • Experience in software validation process associated with automotive type embedded systems.


Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No  
Travel Required: 0 - 10%  
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: [[customVaccine]]  






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