Connected Vehicle Test Engineer 2K Bonus


Allen Park, MI

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Jacobs is the world’s top supplier of automotive test facilities, providing a full range of services to commercial automotive industry customers. Customers include not only the world’s major vehicle providers and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), but also clients from the international motor sports community.


We are looking for an  Experienced Connected Vehicle  Engineer for the Allen Park Test Facility



Position Title:  VEV Connected Vehicle Test Engineer


  • The VEV (Vehicle Evaluation & Verification) team is seeking a Connected Vehicle Test Engineer to join our team. This position requires a highly motivated engineer who is interested in validating cutting-edge automotive technology.  This individual will be a seasoned engineer with experience working with the latest technologies (in-vehicle data, smart phones, and web services) and skilled in testing end-to-end in-vehicle customer experiences.

Position Duties:

  • Primary responsibilities include developing feature design verification plans, leading coordination of test activities, executing and reporting results to ensure features meet design requirements and customer expectations
  • Solve and Troubleshoot complex testing problems for on-board and off-board systems/platforms
  • Execute test plans and test cases based on requirements and/or discussions with Feature owners
  • Execute and troubleshoot test suites and generate appropriate documentation and test reports
  • Participate in getting key stakeholders (System engineers, D&R, supplier etc.) involved to drive issue resolution
  • Provide verbal and written test status updates to management and key Stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the development teams to ensure appropriate feature documentation is available


This position is full-time.  This is NOT a contract position.   You will be eligible for our generous benefit package, including health insurance, dental, vision, generous PTO, paid holidays, 401K, stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.



Position Qualifications:

  • Education
    • BS Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience Preferred
    • 2+ years of experience with Electrical Hardware and Software Testing
    • 2+ years of experience with Design Verification Testing
    • 2+ years of experience with CAN tools (ex. CANalyzer)
    • 1+ years of testing experience with Infotainment / Mobile App verification

Skills and Abilities

    • Understand system specification, test cases and test requirements
    • Identify functional problems and troubleshoot to establish root cause
    • System, network application experience and understanding of TCP/IP and routing protocol.
    • Solving test problems using Network tools like CANalyzer, DET etc.
    • Qualified candidates will work well under pressure, demonstrate excellent problem solving and creativity, and be able to quickly evaluate new information and make appropriate decisions
    • Ability to work independently and with test technicians, skilled trades, and suppliers to resolve issues.
    • Strong communications skills with the ability to effectively liaison between multiple cross functional teams


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Parts, cables, and light-weight instrumentation up to 50 lbs, 25%
  • Climbing: NA
  • Crawling: NA
  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection in designated areas, 100%
  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (75%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)
  • High noise level: High noise in some work areas, requiring use of hearing protection, 25%
  • Other: NA


Description of Work Environment 

  • Inside?  Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, office environment, test facility, 100%
  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA
  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Exposure to test equipment, 25%
  • Travel/transportation requirements: May require occasional local travel, 25%
  • Other: NA


Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks 

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, 100%
  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA
  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Occasional use of hand tools, 25%
  • Other: NA


Criticality of Attendance 

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 4:00 PM but must be able to support our flexible test schedule into other shifts and/or weekends
  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day shift
  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical
  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical
  • Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of work afternoons to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, PHMV exam and background check.
  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers.
  • Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to self or others.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.
  • Dependable personal transportation to work site is required.