Staff Engineer - Electrical Systems & Software Architecture (Remote)


Auto req ID: 22121  
Title: Staff Engineer - Electrical Systems & Software Architecture (Remote)  
Job Function: Engineering  
Location: Remote 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company  
Full or Part-Time: Full Time  

 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?


We maximize employee flexibility and well-being through a virtual mindset that supports our highly distributed, global workforce. We take an outcome-focused, people-centered approach to winning, including welcoming the best talent - wherever they may be.


This remote role is not tightly linked to a physical location and provides flexibility in where, when and how you accomplish your work.

Job Summary


In this position, you will work as part of the the architecture team to develop and deliver the electrical architecture design and functional integration that delivers cross program level requirements and regulatory compliance. You will be the software architecture expert on the team and will be responsible for working with the software development team to ensure that function allocation enables targeted control system performance, and that future functionality is enabled through the architecture choices. You will work with an experienced cross-functional engineering team to own electrical system scope, design, and development. And you will look beyond just the immediate project scope and requirements to guarantee that it aligns with future technology trends and partner with advanced engineering team to prepare roadmaps to deliver new features and functions.  Specific deliverables include:

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop next-generation electrical system and component requirements through collaboration with key stakeholders, product benchmarking, and input from industry standards.
  • Decompose vehicle-level requirements and use-cases into electrical system-level and component-level requirements.
  • Ensure allocation of software functions across electrical modules enables optimal control system performance and meets software architecture design needs
  • Lead physical and virtual design reviews to confirm confidence in designs prior to program milestones.
  • Support the Reliability & Validation Engineer to ensure systematic verification of vehicle electrical systems by establishing requirements traceability, developing test-cases, and ensuring test coverage across applicable test methods.
  • Develop software verification plans to ensure features are intuitive and robust at vehicle launch.
  • Resolve technical issues by applying problem-solving techniques and facilitating cross-functional support from the Engineering and Test Organizations.
  • Support vehicle-level system integration activities, regulatory homologation events, pre-production vehicle builds, and vehicle launch builds.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.

Experience Requirements


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant design engineering experience in a related field.  In addition, they will have demonstrated the following:

  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional team members without direct authority.
  • Knowledge of whole-vehicle systems with detailed electrical system/component design & integration experience.
  • Knowledge of software structure, embedded software design elements, ECU communication protocols, and hardware-software interfaces.
  • Proven technical knowledge and design experience of existing vehicle technologies as well as awareness of future vehicle technologies, with an ability to inform future vehicle designs.
  • Creative approach to solving problems and capable to collect, analyze, and interpret data. 
  • Electrical System Design/development experience from concept through production launch. 
  • Experience with systems or components such as infotainment, ADAS, ICE engines, body controls, etc.
  • Experience authoring requirements, developing test-cases, and establishing traceability.
  • Experience developing artifacts that support product development in accordance with a functional safety process, ISO26262 preferred.  Example work products include Item Definitions, HARAs, and Functional Safety Requirements.
  • Experience with Quality Engineering deliverables, including DFMEAs and Design Validation Plans and Test Reports.
  • Ability to work beyond Electrical Engineering and apply basic electro-mechanical engineering skills/experience.
  • Success in directly or indirectly leading a team or supplier to meet aggressive quality and performance objectives.
  • Strong interest (direct experience desired) in motor vehicle engineering and design (auto, motorcycle, truck & bus, agriculture, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects in a clear, concise manner to multiple levels of the organization.  
  • Ability to work with diverse global teams both internally and externally (suppliers).

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: $106,000-$158,000
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 






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