Cummins Inc. Controls Engineer in Minato, Japan
This applied technology position creates software that is sold as an integral part of Cummins’ products. People in these positions will have involvement in specification, design, implementation, testing and/or release of software that controls the operation of Cummins’ products in a variety of customer applications.
Investigates embedded software problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results.
Applies and improves embedded software development processes and tools. Processes include model based development, coding, compiling and test. Tools include Simulink, code editors, integration tools, static analysis tools, compilers and hardware in the loop test tools.
Obtains input and negotiates with product and software development teams and delivers verified software features, components, builds to product teams.
Makes decisions in the areas of software requirements, architecture, design, implementation and test that impact the quality and performance of software subsystems and feature classes.
Responsible for review of less-experienced developers/testers’ work to ensure robust, reusable, and efficient designs
Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.
Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.
Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.
Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.
Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.
Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team.
Embedded Software Design and Construction - Constructs embedded software using industry best practices and robust software engineering principles; verifies software updates to ensure quality products.
Product Verification and Validation Management - Coordinates the development of design verification and system validation plans from a variety of inputs to identify failure modes while managing risk and relative priority; evaluates analytical and experimental test results following engineering principles to verify that products meet internal technical requirements and to validate that design solutions meet customer needs; produces recommendations with technical documentation to support product decisions.
System Requirements Engineering - Uses appropriate methods and tools to translate stakeholder needs into verifiable requirements to which designs are developed; establishes acceptance criteria for the system of interest through analysis, allocation and negotiation; tracks the status of requirements throughout the system lifecycle; assesses the impact of changes to system requirements on project scope, schedule, and resources; creates and maintains information linkages to related artifacts.
Product Platform Planning and Architecting - Creates and develops a holistic product platform including key architectural feature and function variants needed to align with market level product plans of future target markets; generates alternative architectures traceable to the requirements and performs trade-off analysis in collaboration with life-cycle stakeholders to ensure a balanced and optimum platform; communicates and maintains traceable information and plans executed by product development teams.
Product Failure Mode Avoidance - Mitigates potential product failure modes, by identifying interfaces, functions, functional requirements, interactions, control factors, noise factors, and prioritized potential failure modes and potential failure causes for the system of interest to effectively and efficiently improve the reliability of Cummins’ products.
Systems Thinking - Defines the system of interest by drawing the boundaries, identifying its context within its environment, its interfaces, and that it has a lifecycle to aid in planning the problem statement, scope and deliverables ; analyzes linkages and interactions between elements that comprise the system of interest by using appropriate methods, models and integration of outcomes to understand the system, predict its behavior and devise modifications to it in order to produce the desired effects.
Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Education, Licenses, Certifications
College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required. Post-graduate (Master's) degree relevant to this discipline area may be required for select roles.
This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.
Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred
Have familiarity with OEM customers, organizational structures, geographic footprints, vehicle models, and target applications
Knowledge of automotive vehicle controls and calibration methods, calibration tools, and CAN vehicle data communication protocols
Data analysis skills to be able to effectively translate data from test rig and vehicle testing datalogs to optimize calibrations and troubleshoot issues.
Skill in using calibration tools and vehicle datalogging systems to both log control module operating parameters and reflash vehicles as needed.
Working knowledge of OBD scan tools and service tools to beable to troubleshoot engine relative issues and diagnostic codes.
Ability to understand binary, decimal, and hex data to analyze CAN communications and troubleshoot issues.
Develop/Lead key OEM meetings as needed at OEM and Cummins
Communicate Cummins issues to OEMs including communicating issues to OEM counterparts
Work with Components Business counterparts including CES for aftertreatment related controls and calibration functionality
Manage emerging and top issues at OEM with metrics and visibility
Support Field Investigation working closely with service engineering/quality
Cross regional support for global OEM accounts proactively and reactively
Native level Japanese language proficiency is strictly required.
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Primary Location Japan-Tokyo-To-Minato-Japan, Minato-ku, Cummins Japan Ltd EBU
Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office
Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced
Job Posting May 26, 2021, 5:01:56 PM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 210001OF