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Systems Engineer - Battery Disconnect Unit

Southfield , Michigan

Job Category: Automotive

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3210

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 are a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees. 

Job Description 

The Systems Engineer is an experienced professional engineer with Automotive Systems design experience. They have working knowledge of automotive architecture, automotive networks, automotive requirements, High Voltage (HEV/EV) architectures. They have experience working in automotive product development teams.

The Systems Engineer (BDU) will primarily work on the development of cutting-edge Battery Disconnect Units for electric vehicles. They will apply multi-discipline experience to assess the requirements, architect, and produce BDUs.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

  • Customer interface for Systems Engineering (requirements, block diagram, interfaces)
  • Customer requirements management
  • Product Architecture design (interface diagrams, sub-system definition)
  • Requirements analysis and decomposition to Engineering teams
  • Test specification definition (Proto, DV/PV, EOL)
  • Support to Validation teams
  • Diagnostic and identification of Failure mechanisms


  • BSEE (or equivalent)
  • Automotive Systems design experience
  • Working knowledge of automotive architecture, automotive networks, automotive requirements,
  • Working knowledge of High Voltage (HEV/EV) architectures.
  • Experience with Battery packs / architecture is a positive.
  • Requirements management in DOORs
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams (Electronics, Mechanical, Validation)
  • Strong self-motivation
  • Strong communications skills



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.