Sr Design Engineer - Software Verification and Validation

Auto req ID: 23181 
Title: Sr Design Engineer - Software 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  Sr Design Engineer - Software Verification and Validation.

Job Summary


In this position you will perform the system and component level testing of future product on vehicle and bench top equipment. You will be responsible for defining the test case, understanding and operating vehicle and 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 vehicle, system, and bench tests for H-D electronic control units (ECUs).
  • Automate test cases by writing or supporting the creation of test sequences in the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) lab and by reviewing results to confirm correct HiL test case execution.
  • 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.
  • 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


This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience.  In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated some of the following:

  • Experience logging and interpreting CAN communication datasets.
  • 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.


Preferred experience:

  • 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.
  • 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 writing small programs on microcontrollers.


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.


The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of 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%  
Pay Range: 86,400 - $134,000
Visa Sponsorship: This position is eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country)  





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