Senior Systems Engineer

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United States of America
Camarillo, California
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Job Summary:

Develops advanced complex electrical & electro-mechanical systems, wiring harnesses, cables and power distribution systems for new vehicle prototypes. This includes all aspects of system and harness design from system layout to vehicle commissioning. Maintains and improves existing wire harnesses through continuous improvement efforts and change management. The
work will be predominantly intellectual and varied in nature and will require independent judgment and discretion, as well as technical leadership skills.

Education Level:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline required

Job Experience:

  • A minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience as a systems engineer, preferably in mobile equipment application

  • A minimum of five (5+) years’ experience in wire harness design needed

  • Experience in a technical leadership role (lead engineer or equivalent) beneficial

Skills/Special Training Required to Effectively Perform the Job:

  • Hands-on experience with all aspects of wire harness design (schematics, wire and fuse selection and sizing, terminal selection, 2D drawings, BOMs, etc.)

  • Ability to read, analyze and create schematics as well as electrical engineering drawings

  • Demonstrated proficiency in using wire harness design tools like Solidworks Electrical and/or Zuken E3.Series

  • Strong knowledge of electrical & electronic design, CAN network design, EMI & EMC etc. management systems

  • Solid background in vehicle systems development including powertrain control & battery

  • Demonstrated experience in system analysis, testing, troubleshooting, diagnostics and root cause analysis

  • Proficient in the use of test equipment including oscilloscopes, power supplies, digital multimeter, CAN tools, etc.

  • Hands-on experience with crimping, soldering, wire cutting/stripping, terminal extraction

  • Basic skills in 3D CAD systems (Solidworks) beneficial

  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint and related software


  • Ownership of vehicle harnesses and power distribution systems for prototype vehicles

  • Understand and document functionality of each subsystem contained in a vehicle as it pertains to wiring and power distribution

  • Lend system knowledge and expertise to help with component selection for each subsystem

  • Create harness topologies, CAN architecture layouts, fuse and relay box layouts, etc.

  • Create, organize and maintain device lists to support wire harness development

  • Gather and document all electrical information relevant to wire harness development for each device

  • Decide various control units’ pinouts based on datasheets and other supporting documentation

  • Create wire harness schematics based on required pinouts, considering safety and other regulatory requirements

  • Create wire cut lists, harness BOMs, flattened 2D drawings, incl. release of these documents into a PLM system

  • Provide guidance to manufacturing on required crimp tools for harness builds, as needed

  • Provide wiring harness expertise to production team during proto type assembly

  • Planning, preparing, and completing testing procedures incl. documentation for vehicle commissioning

  • Troubleshoot and repair wire harnesses during vehicle commissioning as needed

  • Redline vehicle schematics and drawings during prototype builds and ensure design documents get updated with lessons learned before next prototype build

  • Create test and troubleshooting procedures for production and field support teams

  • Support field support teams with troubleshooting and root causing efforts as necessary

  • Assist with creation of rework instructions and/or change requests based on customer feedback and needs and wiring harnesses / low voltage cabling

  • Design improvements, testing and other development work related to electrical systems

  • Work as a member of an integrated, interdisciplinary product team to examine, discuss, and develop solutions to difficult/complex issues with both internal and external stakeholders (customers, suppliers, internal management, etc.)

  • Ensure that designs and documentation of components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislative requirements and internal demands

  • Contribute to overall profitability related to component design and continuous improvements on new and existing products

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to more junior engineers

  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Management

Job Requirements:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic and highly-interactive environment

  • Ability and self-motivation to learn quickly and independently

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills with high attention to detail

  • Ability to own entire project scopes and bring tasks to closure

  • An extensive amount of independent thinking is required

  • Adheres to tight and strict deadlines while maintaining quality and integrity of the product

  • Teamwork, cooperation, positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • Strong technical leadership skills and commitment to delivering high quality products

  • Able to work under minimal supervision, with management guidance

  • Ability to foster an environment that welcomes and encourages new and innovative design concepts, inventions, patents and product opportunities for improvement giving a competitive edge over industry competitors

  • Strong aptitude with computers and learning new systems

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required (max. 10%)

Careers with Sandvik:

Sandvik offers a career opportunity with an international company that develops and creates cutting edge electric and hybrid technology. You will be part of a fast-growing establishment of highly motivated people who have a strong will to succeed. With us, you have substantial opportunities for personal development, and will be working with highly skilled colleagues. Artisan Vehicle Systems provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans, paid vacation and 11 paid holidays.


Sandvik is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any applicant who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing an application or at any time during the application process should contact Human Resources at (805) 512-9955 Sandvik also provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law.

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Job-ID: R0044515

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