Engineer, Validation

Mitsubishi Motors Engineering Ann Arbor, Michigan


We are Mitsubishi Motors R & D of America, Inc. (MRDA). We provide research, design input and testing for Mitsubishi brand vehicles sold in the United States. Our cars provide a unique blend of spirited performance, inspired design, and cutting edge technology. Mitsubishi vehicles are also a reflection of the creativity and diversity of our employees who are a spirited group of individuals. They look for something different, something unique, something that stands out... And they find it here at Mitsubishi Motors. We are looking for a Engineer, Validation. 

The Engineer, Validation is responsible for performing vehicle level subjective and objective validation. The l validation responsibilities include  both electrical and vehicle evaluations: Electrical  Body Electronics and Active Safety (ADAS), Engine control, Telematics and Infotainment; Vehicle - Competitor Assessment, Vehicle Confirmation (Hot/ Cold Testing), Ride and Handling Performance, and Mileage Accumulation. Act as the voice of the US customer. Also, will include conducting research on market trends, benchmarking competitors, attending conferences, making conclusions, and presenting recommendations for future vehicle changes.  Perform all other departmental duties, as directed, or assigned.

Essential Functions:
  • Research, development, and testing of vehicle electronics / vehicle systems confirmation of all Mitsubishi vehicles as well as designated vehicles in the NAFTA market.
  • Perform tasks assigned by the lead engineer or the manager
  • Perform all necessary testing activities within assigned projects
  • Setup test infrastructure at vehicle and bench level.
  • Perform ECU test activities at bench and vehicle level and provide results to stakeholders for review
  • Work with automotive suppliers in the testing of hardware and software
  • Investigate field issues
  • Perform software updates on DUT (Devices Under Test) as needed
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues using test set-up
  • Report and log issues, including track files and necessary steps to recreate
  • Generate metrics and reports to monitor project status.
  • Ensure status and communication reports are detailed, comprehensive and accurate.
  • Perform road testing when needed
  • Travel domestically/internationally when needed to perform testing, investigate field issues, or attend conferences/meetings
  • Attend meeting and maintain meeting minutes
  • Interface with a variety of groups including systems engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, software engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and sales.
  • Perform vehicle benchmarking and provide recommendations for future Mitsubishi vehicles

  • Four-year degree in Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent. 6 years of related experience may be substituted for required degree.
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license with a good driving record, also a CPG facility driver’s license. Should possess excellent driving skills.
  • 3+ years of automotive systems validation engineering experience.
  • Experience in writing detailed, comprehensive, and accurate test results reports
  • Able to debug vehicle issues and set up the test vehicle
  • Experience with CAN bus tools
  • Experience with vehicle diagnostic tools
  • Good communication skills within the team, internal & external customers a must
  • Must be willing to travel domestic/international locations to support internal and external customers and vehicle tests
  • Must be willing to work over 40 hours on nights and weekends at different environmental conditions (e.g. Sunny, Cold, Snow, Rain, etc..) when required
  • Able to work in a regional and global team environment and be flexible with changing priorities
  • Able to multitask to meet project timing (time management skills)

 Preferred experience:

  • In several of these disciplines: Body Electronics, Telematics, Multimedia, Navigation, and Active Safety (ADAS)); Competitor Assessment, Vehicle Confirmation (Hot/ Cold Testing), Ride and Handling Performance, and Mileage Accumulation (on-site training will be provided for disciplines where candidate has limited exposure)