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Senior Electrical Systems Engineer 

Division Truck Hero - Corporate  
Location Ann Arbor, MI - Corporate  


Truck Hero® provides consumers a full range of branded automotive accessories for trucks, Jeeps and cars, with market leading functionality, engineering, quality, and design.

The breadth of Truck Hero’s product offering is vast, including hard and soft truck bed covers, truck caps, bed liners, floor liners, fender flares, steps, suspension kits, Ventvisors®, Jeep parts and off-road accessories.

Truck Hero’s industry leading family of brands includes Advantage, Alloy USA, AMP Research®, A.R.E.®, Auto Ventshade®, BAK®, BACKRACK™, BedRug®, BELMOR®, Bushwacker®, Extang®, Husky Liners®, LUND®, N-FAB®, Omix™, Rampage Products®, Retrax®, RoadWorks®, Roll-N-Lock®, Rugged Liner®, Rugged Ridge®, Stampede™, Superlift®, Tonno Pro™, TruXedo®, UnderCover® and an online retailer, RealTruck®.

All of the companies in the Truck Hero family are recognized as premier brands and are leaders in innovation. For more information, please visit our website at


The Senior Electronic Systems Engineer will be responsible for the electrical/electronic system development of aftermarket automotive products across several of the company’s brands; this includes a wide variety of new innovation projects. This role will start projects at the front end of innovation, and transition through advanced concept engineering, proof concept, design, release, system validation, testing, and production launch. This position will manage projects with designated partners and suppliers.



  • Responsible for developing automotive E/E integration and systems solutions, along with suppliers, for new product concepts driven by management team per product strategy.
  • Analyze, develop and refine system concepts and sub-system component specifications that meet appropriate ISO/ASTM/OEM standards. System architecture design, including robust interface to the vehicle’s systems, is required.
  • Establish functional safety requirements according to applicable safety standards and vehicle-level constraints.
  • Utilize creative and critical thinking to develop new product concepts that have high customer appeal, function, and/or aesthetics. Apply knowledge of various systems, technologies, components and processes towards new product ideas and concepts.
  • Utilize SolidWorks for all CAD design and drawings. Propose alternate software as required.
  • Coordinate and perform product analysis and validation test activities for existing and new products for commercial viability, durability, and functionality. Understand FCC regulations and certifications.
  • Lead and engage in trouble shooting with the team/suppliers to develop options for success during complex situations.
Position Requirements



Education and Experience

  • Minimum 4-year Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of hands-on, professional automotive product engineering experience working in OEM or Tier 1 electrical/electronics, car architecture, key and keyless entry, control modules, interior/exterior lighting, or equivalent is required.
  • Strong system understanding and working knowledge of vehicle architecture, OBDII, CAN-Bus (SAE J1939, etc.), LIN-Bus(J2602), functional safety standards (ISO 26262, etc.), cyber security knowledge, EMC, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with products include digital cameras, amplifiers, LED lighting, GPS location devices, WIFI connectivity, bluetooth, NFC, RFID and digital media streaming devices.
  • Ability to prototype systems for management reviews utilizing Arduino board or similar products and software (Processing, Flash, PD, MaxMSP, C/C++ etc.)
  • CAD experience in SolidWorks is preferred.



Skills and Abilities

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills with a focus on root cause analysis.



  • Local (metro-Detroit) and domestic travel is required; approximately <10%.



  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.


  • Design – Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.


  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.


  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.


  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.



  • Truck Hero offers competitive pay and the opportunity for annual increases, based on job performance.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision health insurance
  • A matched 401k savings program to plan and save for your retirement
  • Paid vacation and time off to ensure time with your family and a work/life balance
  • Educational assistance to continue college or pursue other skills and further your career
  • Discounts on great Truck Hero products for you, your family, and friends



Please take a moment to provide us your resume and/or complete our online application. You will quickly receive an acknowledgment that you applied and we will follow up with you again shortly on next steps.

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In light of the current pandemic situation, to protect all team members we also require the ability to:

  • Pass daily pandemic health screening protocols which include responding to CDC recommended personal health and activity related questions.
  • Follow pandemic safety protocols which may include:
  • Wearing of an approved face covering at all times
  • Washing hands/use of hand sanitizer upon entry to facility and as needed throughout the day
  • Cleaning/disinfecting of personal work area
  • Maintaining social/physical distancing requirements (six feet from others) whenever possible
  • In some circumstances submitting to company paid virus testing through approved medical provider
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Open Date 8/5/2020  
Req Number ENG-20-00011  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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