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Troy MI Full Time Posted: Friday, 9 November 2018
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Company Overview

Nippon Seiki is a world-class manufacturer of instruments for vehicles, agricultural, and construction equipment. Established in 1945, Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Japan, with numerous facilities worldwide. N.S. International, Ltd. ("NSI"), a group company of Nippon Seiki, located in Troy, MI, is a tier one supplier of instrument clusters and head-up display units for FCA US, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and other OEM s.

Purpose of Job

Creates and leads world-class software organization in the flawless execution of product development for software systems, development, and validation for use in automotive Embedded instrument cluster and HUD micro controller systems. Leads the vision, strategy and direction for the software organization for Instrument Clusters and HUD based research and software-related product design and development efforts from concept through product launch.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Top duties or activities with the approximate percentage of time spent on each duty in a given year. Not all tasks/steps performed are listed.


% of
Role Focus

Major Duty/Responsibility of Job 1. 30%
  • Develops SW eng. org. with focus on optimal efficiency through highly-capable employees, effective and efficient processes, and an effective org. structure.
  • Selects, completes agreements, and manages outside resources to support product dev. and lower overall dev. costs.
  • Contributes to the team's mission of flawless launches through operational excellence.
  • Oversees planning, organizing, controlling of and leading of multiple projects for design and dev. of products; responsible for all activities through the product realization cycle including software systems, dev., and verification for products.
  • Monitors and ensures quality SW products are delivered on time and under budget.
2. 25%
  • Creates objectives for SW org.; develops, monitors, documents, and ensures that key engineering cost and productivity metrics are achieved.
  • Leads teams of SW dev. teams to create requirements, design Embedded SW solutions aligned customer and internal requirements, and achieving high-quality and on time releases leading to flawless launches.
  • Sets direction of SW dev. and verification within org. for reusability and commonality and best practices for software dev. and verification.
  • Determines key goals and obj., reviews, tracks monthly key performance indicator (KPI) reports and amends actions as appropriate; focuses on the timely achievement of these goals and obj.
3. 15%
  • Contributes to the dev. of AutoSAR, ASPICE, ISO26262, customer and internally driven initiatives.
  • Acts as main escalation path for customer/internal concerns and guides teams to workable solutions.
  • Ensures quality gate system and design processes are adhered to.
  • Ensures eng. dev. is within budget and meeting project milestones.
  • Identifies areas of process deficiency and continuous improvement efforts.
4. 10%
  • Facilitates discussions between external/internal teams; escalates issues that impact business. Acts as top of escalation path for SW Eng.
  • Provides leadership during RFQ activities including time plans, risk analysis, new tech. proposals, and cost reduction ideas.
  • Dev./supports eng. presentations for program specific tech. solutions and present to the OEM customer(s).
5. 10%
  • Develops and tracks program and overall dept. budgets for SW org. for production programs, pursuits, and advanced SW projects including labor, capex, and expenses.
  • Leads generation and implementation of cost savings ideas.
6. 10%
  • Participates in the creation and implementation of company tech. strategy.
  • Actively investigates tech. improvements and opportunities for developing new business or expanding current product line.

Education, Experience and Knowledge

Required and/or preferred level of education, knowledge and skills that are necessary.

Education BS degree in Electrical or Comp. Eng.; Master's degree in Business Administration or Engineering preferred.

Related Experience

  • Exp. demonstrating eff. leadership, directly/in-directly, for multi-disciplinary teams is required.
  • Extensive and eff. Eng. leadership exp. in Automotive or Tier 1.
  • In-depth knowledge of the of product development lifecycle including requirements mgmt., dev., test, product release and sustaining engineering.
  • In depth understanding of SW dev. best practices (Scrum), dev. and verification methods and tools, and standards including but not limited to AutoSAR, ISO26262, ASPICE/CMMI, and automated SW verification.
  • Experience in the dev. of engineering business plans, schedules, resource allocation, developing/managing technical performance measures and quantifying progress through the use of metrics.
  • Extensive SW design and dev. capabilities in the automotive field; instrument panel cluster and HUD design exp. a plus.
  • Exp. in analyzing processes and creating and implementing process improvements.
  • Technical capabilities.
  • Proven commitment to achieving customer (internal and external) satisfaction, takes ownership of the design issues, works with others to address any unresolved design issues pertaining to customers.
  • Good listening skills, ability to build relationships, and flexible approach working with peers across diverse background.
  • Capability to recognize problems early, systematically gathering info., sorting through complex issues and responding accordingly, performing root-cause analysis and making timely decisions; seeking input from others, and reaching team consensus as applicable.
  • Ability to plan for and use resources efficiently, always looking for ways to reduce costs, creating accurate and realistic budgets, tracking, and adjusting budgets, contributing to budget planning.
  • Ability to create and communicate a long-term vision, balancing short and long term goals, keeping team's work aligned with overall Company goals, understanding the market and predicting change, understanding the customer's wants and the competitive forces in the market.
NSI Competencies
  • Leading Others
  • Adaptation/Flexibility
  • Initiative/Results Driven
  • Judgment/Decision Making
  • Resource Management
  • Team Work

Additional Information

Team Management/Leading Others

  • Provide supervision, guidance, leadership, and training to members within your team.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance.
  • Train team members on policies and procedures and create and maintain a set of current forms and approval procedures.
  • Establish goals for team members and conduct reviews.
  • Participate in recruitment activities and hiring of qualified department resources.

Special Training or Competency

  • Technical Leadership: Includes being the subject matter expert in this field. Ability to motivate the organization, enforce product technical excellence and sponsor innovation among the team.
  • Observation, understanding, and execution of applicable company ISO/TS/IATF certification standards related to the role and impact on the overall organization.
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00pm. Off-hours as needed. Travel Requirements

25% domestic and/or international.

If domestic travel is necessary, valid drivers' license is required.

If international travel is necessary, valid passport is required. Sponsorship Not Available Relocation Not Available


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

N.S. International, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Troy MI, United States of America
N.S. International, Ltd
N.S. International, Ltd
11/9/2018 12:35:59 PM

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