System Engineer

Location Plymouth, MI, USA

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the top 40 automotive suppliers worldwide, has shaped the industry with innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics. In addition, the company is one of the most important partners of the aftermarket and independent workshops. What motivates us: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow and fostering the central market trends such as autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitization as well as individualization. Every day, more than 40,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.

The role of a systems engineer is to understand the needs of our automotive customers, translate them into actionable requirements for the mechanical, electrical, and hardware disciplines (requirements engineering) and ensure that our products meet what our customer expected of them.

Duties and Responsibilities

Development of system specifications and system architectures

Clarifying and defining complex system requirements demanded by the customers, standards such as safety requirements and by Hella.

Coordinating cross-function requirements and measures.

Creating and coordinating the functional system specifications and system architecture in accordance with general guidelines and methods in DOORs

Creating a system engineering planning and leading the technical project team.

Configuration management

Defining and planning the configuration management in the project for the overall product in terms of a system and its components

Coordinating and steering all change management activities between Hella and the customer.

Risk management

Defining and planning risk management in the project for the overall product in terms of a system and its components.

Creating FMEA for the system in APIS while working with quality development engineer.

Planning and conducting the integration and integration test at system level.


Perform DFM for the system

Support manufacturing team to launch product successfully

Actively pursue VAVE improvement and cost saving ideas

Support benchmarking activities


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in automotive industry (preferably 2+years system engineering experience) 
  • Prior experience in evaluating, analyzing and eliciting requirements
  • Knowledge of system integration
  • Ability to manage cross-domain assignments with high levels of composure and work in a cross functional global team. Inter-cultural adaptability and collaboration is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written and presentation.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications, MKS/PTC, DOORs, APIS.
  • Ability/willingness to travel domestically and internationally. Travel < 10%

Take the opportunity to reveal your potential within a global, family-run company that offers you the best possible conditions for progressing in your career.

Please send us your application through our careers portal, citing reference number 90078830.

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HELLA Electronics Corporation
Mr. Dwayne Harris
43811 Plymouth Oaks Blvd.
Plymouth, Michigan 48170