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Systems Architect

Job ID: 63921BR
City: Ashland
State: Massachusetts
Country: United States
Category: Engineering, Systems
Job Type: Full Time
Description:
UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
The primary responsibility of the Lead Embedded Firmware Engineer is to be the overall technical lead for New Product Development projects for Fire Alarm Control Panels and peripheral devices. The Lead Systems Engineer will work with a team of multidisciplinary product development engineers (some remotely located) and be responsible for overall product definition, architecture development and system integration activities, including the definition and integration of hardware, firmware and software components. In early phases of new projects, will work with Product Management to properly scope initial design concepts with appropriate cross-functional team members. Will also be responsible for coordinating technical program execution to ensure various aspects of the design are properly implemented for successful product launch.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Define product design requirements and specifications to meet customer needs
+ Develop and analyze design concepts
+ Develop overall system architectures along with those of subsystems and components
+ Lead integration of subsystems to meet product design requirements including developing system integration plans and leading system integration teams
+ Ensure designs meet product requirements (functional, cost, quality, safety and reliability)
+ Use Model Based Design and simulation tools to model and assess the system performance early in the process
+ Define design trade-offs as necessary to ensure the highest level of product performance and quality when considering product cost, manufacturability and available technologies
+ Develop required design documentation including requirements, functional block diagrams, and DFMEAs
+ Lead root cause activities as necessary utilizing the appropriate tools, such as fault-tree analysis and fishbone diagrams
+ Provide clear communications to technical team members and leaders as well as to leaders and managers with less technical background
+ Mentor team members working on a product development programs on Systems Engineering
+ Lead Technical Reviews
Qualification: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
+ Demonstrated experience in electronic and/or firmware analysis design and development
+ Demonstrated experience in controls and digital design integration
+ Significant experience in embedded system and software design
+ Product design experience from concept to production
+ Demonstrated requirements management experience
+ Demonstrated experience leading project teams to deliver programs on time and on budget
+ Must be comfortable leading team members through various product development and problem solving activities
+ Must be a creative thinker with high initiative
+ Must be able to develop appropriate levels of testing requirements
+ Demonstrated experience in systems engineering
+ Demonstrated technical coaching and mentoring skills
+ Experience creating and leading systems integration plans and teams
+ At least 15 years' experience in product design
+ 2 years' experience developing and managing technical requirements, including the use of requirement management tools
+ Travel required is approximately 20 percent of the time
DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
+ Experience of developing networked control systems for commercial or industrial applications
+ Electronic / embedded system designs based on Micro controller / Microprocessor based systems and associated subsystems such as power supply, I/O interfaces, displays, communication and communications modules
+ Firmware: designs of firmware for electronic products and systems; Experience improving existing designs and source code to help attain goal of having a modular structure
+ Commercial fire alarm control system product development experience
+ Strong engineering project management skills
+ Requirements management and version control software experience
+ Software test case / defect management tool expertise
+ Team and technology leadership experience
+ Demonstrated history of innovative thinking
+ Working knowledge of electronics manufacturing
Education:
+ Bachelor's degree in Controls, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field is required
+ Master's degree in those fields would be a plus
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.
Qualification:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
+ Demonstrated experience in electronic and/or firmware analysis design and development
+ Demonstrated experience in controls and digital design integration
+ Significant experience in embedded system and software design
+ Product design experience from concept to production
+ Demonstrated requirements management experience
+ Demonstrated experience leading project teams to deliver programs on time and on budget
+ Must be comfortable leading team members through various product development and problem solving activities
+ Must be a creative thinker with high initiative
+ Must be able to develop appropriate levels of testing requirements
+ Demonstrated experience in systems engineering
+ Demonstrated technical coaching and mentoring skills
+ Experience creating and leading systems integration plans and teams
+ At least 15 years' experience in product design
+ 2 years' experience developing and managing technical requirements, including the use of requirement management tools
+ Travel required is approximately 20 percent of the time
DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
+ Experience of developing networked control systems for commercial or industrial applications
+ Electronic / embedded system designs based on Micro controller / Microprocessor based systems and associated subsystems such as power supply, I/O interfaces, displays, communication and communications modules
+ Firmware: designs of firmware for electronic products and systems; Experience improving existing designs and source code to help attain goal of having a modular structure
+ Commercial fire alarm control system product development experience
+ Strong engineering project management skills
+ Requirements management and version control software experience
+ Software test case / defect management tool expertise
+ Team and technology leadership experience
+ Demonstrated history of innovative thinking
+ Working knowledge of electronics manufacturing
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


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