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Senior Systems Engineer

Greensboro , North Carolina

Job Category: Engineering

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3004

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 

ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 

When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we’re a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees

Role Description
The Systems Engineering team is in the heart of the electromobility and digital transformation within
automotive industry. We develop new systems, architectures, and concepts with focus on electrical
and electronics systems.
As a Lead Systems Design Engineer & System Architect you will contribute to the development of
the architectural roadmap for systems and functions. You will work with stakeholders from various
technology teams, component owners, internal and external solution providers, and product
management to identify design concepts that will best meet our customer’s needs.
You will lead the solution development activities in complex product development projects, review
design solutions and secure approvals from the relevant internal and external stakeholders, including
regulatory forums. An integral part of the job is to write technical reports and cross functional
specifications and communicate with stakeholders and developers. You describe the solutions by
breaking down pre-requisites and requirements and elaborate how they will affect the electrical
system. You will propose system design concepts through embedded software specifications,
electrical schematics and block diagrams for vehicle functions related to area of responsibility.
Main Responsibilities
• Lead and support development of technical concepts on subsystem/component level with global
and cross functional alignment
• Take an active system architecture lead role in the exchange with other functions and departments
in order to deliver robust engineering solutions
• Perform the work needed to develop and anchor system evolution roadmaps for various electrical
• Writes Technical reports and cross functional specifications – breaking down pre-requisites and
requirements describing how they will affect the electrical system, and propose system design
concepts to fulfil them
• Develops embedded software specifications, electrical schematics and block diagrams for vehicle
functions related to area of responsibility
• Participates in quality tool screening, plans and executes the agreed quality tasks
• Coordinate activities with other departments, external and internal customers and vendors as
necessary to ensure the desired deliverables
Who are you?
To be successful in this role you need to be a team player and have an analytic mindset of a true
problem solver. You love to understand how things work and dedicate yourself to proposing the best
system solutions to fulfill customer needs. You are open-minded and thrive in a dynamic
You are also on the constant lookout to find ways to improve yourself and the product you are
working on.
Requested skills and experience:
• BSEE/BSME or MSEE/MSME and 10+ years of experience in commercial vehicle or automotive
product development, or similar experience
• Excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written
• Detailed knowledge about Electronic Hardware / Software & Supporting Infrastructure Architecture
Design & Overall Development
• Knowledge of different automotive communication protocols, standards & tools
• Knowledge of tools related to software development, diagnostics & production / aftermarket
• Experienced in working in an environment of global / local organization with cross functional
• Well-versed in Agile way of working & SAFe as well as good understanding of project operations
• Knowledge in Quality Management (QMS), SFMEA, Product Quality Assurance and Quality tools
Commercial vehicle or Automotive experience, Embedded Systems, CAN, LIN, ISO 26262, J1939,
AUTOSAR, Systems Engineering


ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.