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Senior Software Engineer

Date: Oct 23, 2021

Location: Detroit, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


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We at Leggett & Platt Automotive are looking for a Senior Product Engineer EE Software to join our growing Automotive Team at our facility in Detroit, Michigan. We are a multi-billion-dollar globally diversified company that designs and manufactures various engineered components and products. Our growing automotive business unit, which exceeds one billion dollars in sales, is comprised of four main product segments with operations on three continents. Our customers include OEM and Tier 1 automotive companies.


In this role, you will report to the Electronics Core Product Development Engineering Manager and Support project team by research, design and development of electronic embedded software through architecture design, detailed design,  coding and model-based code generation.


What you will be doing?

  • Promote company vision/mission, beliefs, behaviours and safety vision to team members and acknowledge team members evidencing support.
  • Complete various engineering efforts to design, prototype and validate product design solutions in support of customer and internal core team timing requirements.
  • Maintain regular contact with team and systems integration engineering on technical issues, and complete efforts to ensure understanding of their needs by deriving software requirements from system requirements resulting in delivery of commitments from LPA for a given design architecture.
  • Active participation in program core teams with proactive presentation of defined engineering deliverables defined in the APD portion of the C2P process.
  • Develop engineered product solutions to meet customer needs by creative use of core part designs and technologies by ensuring compliance to MISRA and other regulatory standards, utilizing best practices such as static, unit and system testing and other such standard methods.
  • Establish and maintain adequate records of technical information, process methods / standards, design and program details, and records to support/procure reliable patent actions
  • Ensure products are reviewed for best practice from a Design for Excellence (DFX) perspective including Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), Design for Cost (DFC), Design for Testability (DFT), Design for Reliability (DFR) and Design for Ergonomics (DFE) to ensure design delivery to product targets.


We're looking for someone with:

  • University level Bachelor of Engineering degree or validated equivalent in the appropriate field of engineering.
  • Preferred 2 years of experience in an automotive embedded software product design role.
  • Experience working with project launch cycles for automotive.
  • Strong knowledge of C programming, model-based design, architectural design, engineering calculations and analysis.
  • Knowledge of automotive APQP terms.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and presentation skills.
  • Experience coding with LIN, CAN and UDS diagnostics.
  • Knowledge with AUTOSAR software architecture and experience with related tools.
  • Knowledge with ASPICE and ISO-26262 is an asset.
  • Familiar with coding rules in C language for automotive applications.
  • Familiar with software build, release process and integration, validation process and tools.


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here:


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