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Powertrain Software Development

Powertrain Software Development

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Prod Develop Engr Team Lead, Prod Develop Engr Sr Team Lead
Position Type 
Regular Employee
Product Development - PD
Less Than 10%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


The Powertrain Controls Embedded Software Team is responsible for electronic controls’ embedded software requirements, design, coding, testing, software integration and releases. The team is also responsible for Model Based Development (MBD) environment’s overall architecture, new features, enhancements and ongoing support.


The Senior Engineer is part of the software team and will be working on all aspect of the software development activities. This Senior Engineer will also have exposure to or participate in the development of latest industry technologies such as Autosar, Model Based Design, and Cyber Security etc.  This position will interface with cross-functional teams including algorithm designs and calibrations.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Model Based Development Environment using Matlab/Simulink
  • Software requirements
  • Software design
  • Software implementation/coding/autocoding
  • Software testing
  • Software integration and releases
  • Automation using scripting languages such as Perl, m-scripting etc

Position Purpose and Requirements

Provides technical and analytical support to Product Development Engineering. May provide direction and guidance to less experienced team members. Refers problems that cannot be resolved to the next level. Serves as a central resource with design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing as the product(s) move to production and distribution. Involvement may last throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle including modifications, upgrades and maintenance of the product or product line.


Basic Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 5 years experience in product design/development
  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 3 years experience in product design/development
  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities


  • PhD in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 1 year leading others in engineer/design activities

Additional Requirements

  • Experience with Software programming language such as C/C++, embedded software development and testing tools (Canalyzer, INCA, RTOS, debuggers, HILs etc)

  • This position will be located at Lisle, Illinois with minimal travel requirements.   Occasional meetings at Melrose Park may be required.

Desired Skills:

  • Model Based Development with Simulink/Stateflow, Data Dictionary and m-scripting
  • Embedded software development with knowledge of MPC or Tricore family microcontrollers
  • Software debugging using debuggers such as Lauterbach
  • Problem solving and issue root causing techniques
  • Experience with requirement documentation and system engineering
  • Experience with Vehicle, Powertrain or Engine Control System design.
  • Experience with engineering and quality design and development methodologies: (8D, FMEA, DVP&R)


  • Action Oriented
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Time Management

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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