We like it when our employees have goals. What about you? Are you ready to grow with your challenges? MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. With our product portfolio we address all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. Today, some 79.000 employees work on innovative products at 160 production locations and 16 major development centers.

Share professional know-how, develop ideas and take on responsibility. At MAHLE Aftermarket, Inc. in Farmington Hills, Michigan as

System Architect - Advanced Engineering

  • Administrative / Personnel:
  • Conduct supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsible for managing lead developer and project manager short and long term goals.
  • Responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring/firing, training, mentoring, work planning, assigning work, directing work, appraising performance, performance reviews, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving issues/problems.
  • Complete general administration tasks such as: timesheet review/approval, authorization of expenses, P.O. approval.
  • Utilize and create/update position descriptions of direct reports.
  • Responsible for maintaining competent motivated employees.
  • Advanced Engineering:
  • Accountable for all Aspects of Developing, Managing and Implementing the Organizations’ Product and Technology Roadmap and Portfolio in Alignment with the Organizations Strategy
  • Responsible for managing all program management activity for future products and platforms, which include on time and on-budget deliveries, achieving project milestones, customer satisfaction, and financial success.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a good working relationship with internal and external customers as well as foster a customer intimate environment with the PM team.
  • Support customer projects through proposals, issues meetings/lists, project reviews, customer feedback, and project financials.
  • Responsible for design and architecture of all products (System Design).
  • Hardware Management:
  • Accountable for hardware development and maintenance teams
  • Responsible for meeting hardware deliverables, scope, timing, budget and quality.
  • Responsible for design and architecture of all hardware products.
  • Responsible for ensuring hardware products align with industry technology and customer requirements.
  • Responsible for development processes including Agile, distributed development including international teams, product life cycle management, issues management, preventative actions, and corrective actions.
  • Responsible for ensuring those internal processes meet industry “best practices”.
  • Responsible for mentoring lead developers, providing high level direction to teams.
  • Strategy:
  • Accountable for hardware and system product strategy.
  • Shared strategic responsibilities for technology roadmaps, product strategy, product portfolio, prioritize research and development efforts, intellectual property protection and patents, return on investment, business models, member of Test Systems “ideas” council, and make-versus-buy evaluations for technology/products.
  • Financial:
  • Responsible for departmental budgets, CAPX, business/sales forecasting, cost control, planning, invoicing, and P.O. procurement.
  • Shared responsibilities for supporting business development and management activities to achieve sales targets, cross departmental budgets, forecasts, and product planning.
  • Work with finance department in reserve schedule meetings, divisional WIP allocation, release of sales, accounts receivable, and work with customer for invoice approvals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field (Software Engineering, Computer Science) required
  • 10+ years experience in system architect of hardware and advanced engineering programs
  • Knowledge of hardware industry “best practices” required
  • Knowledge of project management "best practices" required
  • Experience with budget development and control required
  • Experience in hardware product strategy and life cycle management required
  • Experience with system, hardware and software design, 10 years required
  • Experience with automotive diagnostic software tools considered a strong plus
  • Experience with the design and development of automotive diagnostic software tools is required.
  • Intimate knowledge of existing OE-Services and products is a strong plus
  • Outstanding communication and customer-facing skills required

We offer you excellent opportunities for growth and development, tailored specifically for you. We ensure this through regular meetings focused on feedback and a diverse training program. We value outstanding performance. That’s why our goal is to work with you on a long-term basis. We not only encourage you to reach your potential, we also offer performance-based pay and flexible working options for your different stages of life. Go your path – with us.

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Joseph Ballard is available to answer any questions at

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