Job Listing Description

Software Platform Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Software Platform Engineer in Livonia, MI.


  • Main intention of this document is to explain required and expected activities for the role of SW Platform engineer.
  • The scope of the platform SW includes the Autosar framework, complex device driver and Bootloader.
  • In this role, the SW platform engineer reports to the Platform SW Manager.


  • Participate the project meeting and interface with the SW Lead to understand and plan the required deliverables and timelines of the project deliverables.
  • Analyze and identify the project specific platform requirements like the Autosar(SWC) interfaces, driver mprovements/enhancements.
  • Analyze the Bootloader requirements.
  • Modify the Autosar framework as per the project requirements.
  • Modify the Bootloader SW as per the project requirements.
  • Perform activities related to the setting up and maintenance of Autosar SIP packages including integration of new SIP package, Autosar framework releases, etc.
  • Perform activities related to the Bootloader maintenance and releases.
  • Work with other platform engineers to implement the changes in the complex device drivers.
  • Assign tasks to the offshore team and review their work products.
  • Effort estimation(Time, resource, tools) for identified activities.
  • Review the progress of the project deliverables against the project timelines.
  • Identify risks for the test activities.
  • Ensure that the artifacts are developed according to the defined SW architecture.
  • Support SW Leads in discussion with customer or other external teams relating to the platform activities, lead platform SW reviews with customer.
  • Support SW Platform Lead in the development and maintenance of platform strategy.
  • Support SW Platform Lead for estimation of new projects or task allocation of the on existing projects/team members.

Minimum Role Requirements:
  • BSCS/EE or equivalent and 3+ years of software development experience.
  • 2+ years hands on experience with Autosar tool chain preferably Da-Vinci.
  • Strong understanding of the Autosar guidelines and configuration.
  • Intermediate understanding of the Bootloader concepts.
  • Beginners to intermediate understanding of the device drivers.
  • Intermediate C programming experience.
  • Embedded systems experience is required.
  • Familiarity with project change and configuration management software, such as Jira, SVN, Clear Case, Clear Quest, PVCS or Change Synergy.
  • Ability to prioritize the allocated work.
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Automotive networking protocols and respective test tools like CAN, LIN, UDS, OBD, etc.
  • Experience with software maturity models, such as CMMi or Automotive SPICE is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ISO26262 is preferred.
  • Experience working with offshore teams is preferred.

Job Number: 1910101486
Job Location: Livonia, MI
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 09/11/2019
Attention: Katie Windhurst
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 316/729-1800
800 Phone: 800/333-8644
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857

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