Vice President of Software & Controls at Hyliion

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This role is responsible for all software product development / delivery for a real-time system in a highly dynamic and challenging vehicle environment. He/she oversees the design, development, document, testing and fielding of complex real-time software systems relating to electrified and conventional powertrain systems. It is expected that the Vice President of Software & Controls develops technology roadmaps capturing future technology features and content. The Vice President of Software & Controls applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle. He/she supports the CTO, by managing all software engineering related budgets and schedules. The Vice President of Software & Controls also manages the software engineering portion of proposals for outsourced activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Apply automotive software development experience to ensure robust, seamless integration and certification of Hyliion products in targeted class 8 truck applications
  • Manage Hyliion’s broad software initiatives including back-end, front-end and core value algorithms for hybrid and fully electric products
  • Manage all user interface devices and associated software to ensure class leading products both functionally and aesthetically
  • Develop and validate diagnostics for Hyliion’s commercialized product suite
  • Develop prognostics product portfolio and roadmaps
  • Mange internal software engineering teams providing daily direction to individuals
  • Manage third party software engineering providers to ensure that out-sourced projects are on time and meet key product requirements
  • Develop Gantt charts to track and communicate project progress to executive team
  • Provide regular project updates to the Hyliion leadership team on project progress and roadblocks
  • Responsible for all software aspects of product certification
  • Support the creation of key APQP documents including FMEAs and DVP&Rs to drive product software reliability and robustness
  • Support problem resolution activities, assist in the facilitation of 8D workshops and the application of the methodologies
  • Actively mentor and coach engineering team members
  • Support the development of company technology roadmaps supported by extensive industry and product knowledge
  • Represent Hyliion and present technical papers at key industry conferences
  • Position will involve travel visiting engineering providers and hardware suppliers

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Understanding of ISO 26262 safety standards and vehicle safety systems, including certification process
  • Expert in J1939 and all communication and diagnostic protocols
  • Expert in Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADASand other in-vehicle system software / controls architectures
  • Knowledge of Battery System Software / Controls & BMS
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and cloud software and systems for the delivery of real-time automotive system updates, commands, safety and information.
  • Command of MIL (Simulation), HIL (Testing), UI/UX, Diagnostics, and Prognostics
  • Expert in vehicle electrification systems including motors, motor controllers and battery systems and associated software
  • Expert in general class 8 vehicle software, controls and calibration
  • High volume manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Automotive industry and associated toolset expertise (FMEAs, DVP&Rs)

Professional Capabilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Strong follow-through and self-starting nature
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to work well in a high-paced environment, set and meet appropriate deadlines
  • Ability to positively and effectively communicate with customers (internal and external), to address their needs promptly and to follow through on commitments

Education and Experience:

  • 15-20 year experience in automotive electrification environment
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related programs with preference for an advanced degree.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, sit, use of hands to handle, feel, or reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift and/ or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Hyliion is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Cedar Park is a suburb, about 16 miles Northwest of Austin, TX. The community offers an assortment of activities for families and friends.

What are Hyliion Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
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