Sr Staff Electrical Engineer

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Continental Automotive is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world and a leader in automated driving. Through our pioneering technologies and services, we’re changing the future of mobility to make it more safe, smart, and sustainable. Our Auburn Hills, MI location is seeking a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented Sr Staff Electrical Engineer to join our team! The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, is dependable and accountable.

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Design and development of electronic hardware to customer requirements for various in-vehicle automotive lighting controller and actuator products (Lighting Control Units, Lighting Algorithm Control Modules, DC_DC Converters, Seat Controls, etc). Applies technical and design engineering methods to analog and digital circuits for the design of new products or modification of existing products.

Project Tasks
• Plan and lead product validation activities (i.e. environmental, electrical/EMC, bench level)
• Analyze complex data (parametric, thermal, etc) and develop action plans
• Professionally interface with suppliers and customers, understand technologies and roadmaps
• Actively participate on global projects and interface with global engineering community
• Support factory product introductions, launch and ramp up, MOL (Maintenance of Line)
• Evaluates and communicates complex technical issues (i.e. generates lessons learned, best practice, etc)
• Lead and execute project tasks and related deliverables on time while recognizing project budget impact
• Effectively communicate with all project team members and other functional areas, including management and manufacturing
• Collaborate on PCB design for functional area
• Lead coordination of tasks among project team members
• Drives resolution of significant technical problems and questions
• Leads quote, development and / or failure analysis functions
• Shares knowledge and expertise internally through technical reports and papers; presents internally outside of own team
• Delivers or assists in delivery of customer presentations/demos for products
• Mentor entry level engineers (technical, professional, communication, etc)

• Generate documents for manufacturing (Bill of Material (BOM), test plans and specifications, Engineering Change Notices (ECN), etc.)
• Approves releases of related documentation to the Continental documentation system
• Review of DFMEA documentation
• Create interface documents (Hardware/Software interface specifications)
• Produces engineering documentation to include illustration of documents and communicates engineering procedures through prepared charts, graphs and diagrams
• Create technical addendums for quote activities

• Design and development of discrete circuits and sub systems
• Create electronic schematics with consideration of BOM cost targets
• Conduct, review and/or approve worst case circuit analysis
• Lead resolution of complex problems within functional area (i.e. debugging a circuit)
• Assist in resolution of complex problems across functional areas (i.e. reset problem, external memory interface, etc)
• Lead design reviews and drive open items to closure within timely manner
• Perform or support cross functional engineering activities (i.e. thermal analysis, sleep current, placement studies etc.)

• Participate and/or lead design to cost (DTC) activities
• Generates concepts for improved designs and processes
• Contributes to major technical solutions for products or manufacturing (technology & business) processes
• Follows emerging technologies and trends in functional area
• Submission of invention disclosures

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering
  • 5+ years’ Experience in Automotive Electronics Design
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering techniques, scientific theory and principles
  • Proficient Engineering Principles (i.e. problem solving techniques, design techniques, worst case analysis, etc.)
  • Ability to identify and apply appropriate techniques
  • Experience with Micro controller/digital based circuit design
  • Experience with analog circuit design
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities
  • Highly motivated and self driven, ability to work with minimal supervision

Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening


  • Experience with power supply circuit design
  • Proficient in basic EE test equipment (i.e. oscilloscope, digital multi meter (DMM), signal generator, etc.)
  • Proficient with circuit simulation tools (i.e. PSPICE, SABER, etc)
  • Proficiency in electronic schematic capture (i.e ZUKEN, MENTOR, etc.)
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O que oferecemos


EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.


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Quem somos

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Automotive group sector comprises technologies for passive safety, brake, chassis, motion and motion control systems. Innovative solutions for assisted and automated driving, display and operating technologies, as well as audio and camera solutions for the vehicle interior, are also part of the portfolio, as is intelligent information and communication technology for the mobility services of fleet operators and commercial vehicle manufacturers. Comprehensive activities relating to connectivity technologies, vehicle electronics and high-performance computers round off the range of products and services

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