Sr Design Engineer

Auto req ID: 12162 
Title: Sr Design Engineer 
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  Sr Design Engineer.

Job Summary

At Harley-Davidson Motor Company we do much more than just build motorcycles; we fulfill dreams of personal freedom. We are customer led in all we do, and we believe and invest in our people and our communities. Harley-Davidson believes that its people are the only real long-term competitive advantage and their energy and commitment is what has made us successful since 1903. 

We are expanding our product development team and need electrical systems and component design engineers to fuel the next generation of awesome Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Products. In this role, you will work with an experienced cross-functional engineering team and have design and delivery ownership for electrical content from concept through launch.

Job Responsibilities

Develop electrical system & component requirements through cross-functional engineering collaboration, product benchmarking and input from internal stakeholders
• Explore technical solutions and present design recommendations to achieve requirements
• Create electronics architecture, schematic, layout.  Create designs that will pass Harley-Davidson standards (Including design for EMC, Voltage Transients and Environmental)
• Develop designs through Tier I electrical component partners or Contract Manufacturers and approve designs for production
• Utilize the "Great Harley-Davidson Engineering" design framework, implement NPIP 2.0 development methodology, and design for quality processes
• Support pre-production build events and participate in product test & evaluations
• Resolve technical issues by applying problem solving techniques and facilitating cross-functional engineering & test support as needed
• Verify system performance to H-D standards, approve supplier validation, and work with test and verification entities to ensure EE system meets or exceeds targets
• Support launch activities and customer events to ensure effective rollout of new products

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field. Advanced Degree preferred.

Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. In addition they will have demonstrated the following:
• Electrical System Design and Integration/Module & Component Interaction
• Electrical Aptitude & Hands on Design Experience
• Requirements Development
• Design for Quality
• Test & Diagnostics
• Project management tools and principles


Supplemental Information
At Harley-Davidson it is not just what degree you have or what you know you must also exhibit and demonstrate our valued behaviors in everything that you do:
• Be accountable
• Model Integrity
• Value Individuality and Diversity
• Inspire Teamwork
• Encourage Creativity


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% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 





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