Principal System Design Engineer

Volvo Group

  • Bangalore, India
Principal System Design Engineer
Job Posted : Oct 29th, 2021

Job Description

  • Lead, drive and execute design and development of electrical and electronic functions within vehicle dynamics area. The scope is global, strategic, and long term.
  • Have operational responsibility for a component, system, and sub-module delivery
  • Secure competitive and timely system solutions for the application needs
  • Lead concept investigation with teams and take the concept for approval through different decision forums.
  • Involved in developing the framework for power management specifications. Investigating system level or truck level issues and providing the right solutions.
  • Steer exploration of alternatives to establish a system-level power management concept together with the team.
  • Interacting with the Component Owner (CO) and Function Owner (FO)
  • Understanding the EUF’s impact and have an agreement on the time-plan for specifications activity
  • Understanding the ECU state flow machine and the behavior of the system in different vehicle modes
  • Reviewing the signal definition
  • Documenting of Logical design & related signals and requirements in the system engineering tool
  • Documenting of Application Network requirements in the system engineering tool
  • Doing System FMEA for different vehicle modes.
  • Deliveries consider entire lifecycle of development with participation in early phases of the development cycle.
  • Ensure new designs fulfill business targets, requirements, and Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Feature targets
  • Coach team members in architectural principles and strategies.
  • Steer exploration of alternatives to establish a system level solution intent for a portfolio.
  • Contributes to innovations or technologies that are regarded as important advances in the field.
  • Contribute to the development of technical roadmaps and system architecture roadmaps
  • Set examples of Product ownership, engineering leadership & encourage engineers for the same.
  • Taking Initiatives at Commodity/Dept./Site level for Continuous Improvements
  • Look for More Efficient Ways of workings on regular basis. Emphasize the Business Value.
  • Assist Group Manager Resource & workload planning, recruitment, and budget securement.
  • To lead and drive innovation.


  • Ph.D. / Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in electrical, electronics, software, computer engineering (or similar)


  • 10+ years of experience preferably in the automotive domain.
  • Good understanding of automotive electrical systems and architecture
  • Knowledge of managing Electrical energy in the vehicle and electrical components.
  • Knowledge on block schematic or similar topology, which shows, overall power distribution and Grounding topology on vehicle level
  • Hand-on knowledge knowledge of CAN, LIN, DOIP, J1939, J1587, UDS protocols
  • Working knowledge in Application software diagnostics.
  • Proficiency in 16/32 Microcontrollers.
  • Knowledge of AUTOSAR and Vector toolchain Ex: GENy, Candela Studio, Davinci Configurator Pro.
  • Working with Agile teams and familiarity with toolchains like Jenkins, Clearcase, GIT, JIRA, is merit.
  • Knowledge of product development cycle (DVP).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAFe Agile Way of Working and mindset is a plus.
  • Knowledge of ISO standard 26262, Functional Safety for development of Safety Functions is also a plus
  • Knowledge on power management related components such as Battery Power Management systems, Alternators, Battery sensors, Starters, Ultra Capacitors, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in Function development in the field of System Engineering on automotive domain Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.


  • Customer focus
  • Decision quality
  • Collaborates
  • Action-oriented
  • Demonstrates self-awareness
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems
  • Multicultural mindset and global approach
  • Ability to work with different cultures on a wide range of vehicle products
  • Management of global suppliers


  • Bangalore, India.

Company Overview:-

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands – Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD Trucks, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.