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Senior Electrical Design Engineer - Validation and Verification

Auto req ID: 10382 
Title: Senior Electrical Design Engineer - Validation and Verification 
Job Function: Engineering 
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  Senior Electrical Design Engineer - Validation and Verification.

Job Summary

In this position you will lead the system and component level testing of future product on Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) equipment. You will be responsible for defining the test case, understanding and operating Hardware in the Loop (HIL) 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

  • Review requirements at the vehicle, system and component levels.  Work with component owners and design engineers to define, develop, and execute hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) tests for H-D electronic control units (ECUs). 
  • Develop and implement custom test functions and sequences using National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW, Veristand, and TestStand. Responsible for maintenance and upgrades of multiple NI-based HiL systems. 
  • Work extensively with CAN, analog and digital based control systems. Provide HiL support for advanced controls development and testing. 
  • Develop automation of test case execution with reporting. 
  • Utilize third-party software tools to log and share data with other test labs within H-D. 
  • Deliver new test capabilities for the HiL test equipment 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 a minimum of 5 years of relevant engineering experience in a related field.  In addition, they will have demonstrated the following: 

  • Experience with National Instruments software and hardware (NI Alliance Partner systems integration experience preferred). 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with NI LabVIEW, Veristand, and TestStand (NI certifications CLD/CLED/CLA/CTD/CTA preferred, but not required).  NI FPGA (cRIO/PXI) programming experience is preferred. 
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink modeling and simulation model development/integration. 
  • Familiarity with vehicle communications protocols (CAN, LIN, UDS, CCP). 


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. We welcome everybody to join our family and be united no matter who you are or where you come from. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here


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


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 





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