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Senior Software Engineer

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Detroit, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Senior Software Engineer within our Engineering team to help support our Automotive business.  Did you know we are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of seating support and comfort systems for transportation manufacturers, as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers within the automotive industry?  That’s right!  In fact, in 2019, we were named as one of GM’s “Supplier of the Year” recipients.  Our automotive products fall into four primary groups:  Seating and Lumbar support, Wireless Charging, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Senior Software Engineer you will have the opportunity to support the development of new product development.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by keeping the company on the forefront of comfort in the Automotive industry.  The team you will be working with is collaborative, and values hard-work and innovationThis position will be on a Hybrid schedule.


So, what will you be doing as a Senior Software Engineer?


  • 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.
  • Actively participate 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.
  • 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.


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:


  • University level Bachelor of Engineering degree or validated equivalent in the appropriate field of engineering.
  • 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.


Things we consider a plus


  • 2 years of experience in an automotive embedded software product design role.


Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.


What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for!  Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team.  Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.  We welcome and encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other historically marginalized groups.


Research shows that women and people of color tend not to apply to jobs unless they believe they are 100% qualified and apply to fewer senior-level positions.  With that in mind, we encourage you to apply if you meet the minimum qualifications but perhaps not all of the preferred qualifications.  We'd love to have the opportunity to consider you!  In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.


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