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Embedded Software Project Lead

Novi, Michigan

Join a pioneering team at the forefront of mechatronics and vehicle electrification. Our esteemed client is seeking a dynamic Embedded Software Project Lead to spearhead their application software development for cutting-edge Electric Power Steering products. This role is not just about managing; it's about leading from the front lines through the entire development lifecycle. As part of a global leader in the industry, you'll have the chance to work on groundbreaking systems and secure your professional growth with a company experiencing rapid expansion due to successful collaborations with major automakers.


Location: Novi, Michigan - A Hub for Innovation

Nestled in the vibrant community of Novi, MI, known for its robust economy and rich cultural scene, this opportunity offers a blend of suburban charm and innovative spirit. Novi is a prime location for professionals seeking a balanced lifestyle with access to excellent amenities and a thriving automotive industry.


Key Responsibilities:


Software Project Management:

  • Lead the full software development lifecycle for production projects.
  • Plan software releases and manage content to align with customer delivery schedules.
  • Negotiate software release schedules, deliverables, and costs with OEMs and vendors.
  • Ensure adherence to ASPICE and ISO26262 standards across all software changes and development plans.
  • Oversee ISO 26262 functional safety work products, including Hazard Metric Testing and DFMEA.
  • Develop regional system and software processes.
  • Integrate HIL testing into the software/system release workflow.
  • Facilitate production launch activities within the region.

Personnel Management:

  • Direct software development resources, task assignments, and personnel prioritization.
  • Recruit and train candidates for customer project support.
  • Develop local team expertise in SW application for safety-critical systems.
  • Utilize cost-effective global resources to bolster local SW development.
  • Enhance local competencies across the entire SW Development Life Cycle.
  • Foster employee growth in EPS system/software engineering, including ADAS and autonomous vehicle development.

Pursuit and Business Development:

  • Innovate next-gen projects for R&D and business pursuit initiatives.
  • Advance AUTOSAR and Cyber-Security applications in Electric Power Steering projects.
  • Develop Driver Assist Features/Functions, including Autonomous Driving and Traffic Jam Assist.
  • Define OTA Flashing specifications for remote system updates.
  • Prepare software applications to showcase redundant steering systems for Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV).


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • 5+ years in full life-cycle embedded software development within safety-critical automotive systems.
  • Proficiency in Embedded C programming and Matlab/Simulink.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project for Project/Resource Management and Planning.
  • Experience with Configuration and Requirements Management tools (PTC, ClearCase, ClearQuest, DOORS, etc.).
  • Proven track record with microcontrollers (Tricore, Freescale, etc.) and communication protocols/tools (CANalyzer, CANape, etc.).
  • Vehicle Debug and analysis expertise, along with ASPICE and ISO26262 standards knowledge.
  • Preferred knowledge of AUTOSAR, ISO 26262, and cybersecurity methodologies.


Annual Salary: $120,000 - $135,000


Additional Benefits:

  • Minimal travel requirements.
  • Relocation assistance subject to review.

Why Join Us?

Be part of a globally recognized top employer that offers not only the chance to work on innovative systems but also provides long-term career stability. Grow with a team that values your development as much as their technological advancements.


How to Apply:

To embark on this exciting career journey with us in Novi, MI, please submit your resume along with a cover letter detailing your experience in embedded software development.

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