The System Architect interfaces with multiple stakeholders to understand requirements, domain, viable technology, and development activities for automotive ECU development projects.
Tasks include, but are not limited to, front-end communications with customers regarding requirements and solutions, analysis and definition of system design alternatives, and daily technical guidance of engineering activities within the team.
The System Architect is responsible for defining the structure of the developed system and the interfaces between individual work products of hardware design, software design, and system testing.
The system architect is aware of safety and regulatory requirements. For design activities, the System Architect must be capable of creation and analysis of multiple design alternatives, assessing such alternatives based on given or self-
defined criteria, and selecting the most suitable options to refine to a final design.
Leads system / product requirements specifications, solution definition, technical feasibility analysis, and architecture specification.
Provides technical guidance for system design and integration engineering activities. Ensures conceptual integrity of system design.
Provides engineering support for sales presentations, technical solutions discussions, and product demonstrations with prospective customers.
Develops and / or approves system architecture requirements and design specifications, test plans, and test reports.
Responsible for architecture level development and testing requirements.
Responds to customer inquiries concerning complex system design approaches and issues.
Provides technical input to RFP / RFQ responses.
Works with Engineering Program Management to provide feasibility and planning information.
Interfaces with and supports customer product development calls and meetings.
Identifies, analyzes and reviews program sustaining activities.
Provide technical advice for product / systems roadmap definition based on expert knowledge of ECU specific technologies and customer use cases.