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Software Engineer

Company: American Rheinmetall Vehicles
Location: Sterling Heights
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Responsible for the design, architecture, development and integration of complex military combat vehicle software-based systems.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to work for our Sterling Heights, MI office. If you have at least 5 years' experience in software engineering, and have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field, we invite you to click the Apply button to learn more and share your qualifications with us.

Estimated Salary Range $107K-$120K

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete the employment application or for any part of the application process, please contact

EOE (including Disability/Veterans)

DIVISION: American Rheinmetall Vehicles, LLC

LOCATION: Sterling Heights


Essential Functions:

Develop vehicle software
Software requirements analysis, derivation, decomposition and management activities

Research, simulate and analyze software solutions to evaluate system performance to meet customer requirements

Perform trade studies to compare alternative approaches

Develop software requirement specifications, algorithms, logic flow-charts / activity diagrams, leverage SysML Modeling and Simulation input

Develop vehicle software and cybersecurity employing rapid prototyping, agile development, DevSecOps

Familiarity with software life-cycle development, verification, configuration and integration tools (Git, Kubernetes, CANoe, Jira, Confluence, Razorcat Tessy, Matlab/Simulink, Labview ---)

Familiarity with development and integration of drivers, apps, kernels, containers and VMs

Integration of military lethality, survivability and C5ISR systems

Support of CPU, GPU and FPGA integration using design tools

Interact with external customers and suppliers

Component/Vehicle test supportUnderstand/create test requirements

Create/review test plans
Support prototype development and test
Support system-integration-lab (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) activities
Monitor/analyze test results
Troubleshoot issues and perform corrective action

Support concurrent engineering, SIL/HIL integration, procurement and prototype build/integration activities by providing technical assistance

Supervisory Responsibility:


Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (as demonstrated through experience, training and/or testing)

Familiarity with the US DoD ground vehicle requirements
Knowledge of the US DoD process and procedures for vehicle development and acquisition
Familiarity with the US Army TACOM / TARDEC / GVSC organizations
Detailed knowledge of Military Standards and regulations
Willing and able to travel internationally for technology transfer
Applied working knowledge in the domain of software engineering development and systems integration, with a proven track record of product development throughout the entire product lifecycle
Knowledge of Systems based design and related Standards/Processes
Ability to present technical solutions to clients and internal stakeholders
Currently holds or has the ability to obtain SECRET US Defense clearance
Detailed knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering and vehicle principles
Must be able to communicate effectively in a variety of settings, possess the ability to explain complex concepts in a way that makes sense and be able to assimilate complex instructions easily with all levels of management and staff to establish productive relationships
Superior consultation, diplomacy, influencing and negotiating skills is required
Must demonstrate an enthusiasm to engage with and support overseas colleagues to ensure all staff have the information and opportunity to perform to the best of their abilities
Must promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across the organization and its external service providers. Must be tactful, diplomatic, and work with integrity, honesty, and respect for others.
Must display exceptional listening and analytical skills in order to understand customer concerns and needs with the ability to respond promptly and effectively to those needs
Shall support and encourage performance by motivating individuals and teams to achieve high performance. Will clarify and define the goals and strategies of the organization and successfully communicate this to all. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to work effectively with the US team, suppliers, customer, and corporate parent staff.
High level of self-motivation and standards with the ability to multi-task; balancing "analysis" with "doing". Must be adaptable and able to prioritize and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Work on own initiative


BSc Engineering (e.g. Electrical, Computer Science, Systems, Aerospace, Automotive)
MSc Engineering desired (e.g. Electrical, Computer Science, Systems, Software, Aerospace, Automotive, Management)


5 years' experience software engineering
Experience with VICTORY, FACE, GCIA & MOSA standards
Experience with Real-Time OS, Linux, Embedded C/C++, UML/SysML Model-based SW Dev,
Experience with x86, ARM, GPU, FPGA
Working knowledge with digital, analog, power and RF electronics
Hands on experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function generators, network analyzers, and spectrum analyzers
Experience with Confluence, DOORS NG, MS Office
Practical 'hands on' attitude with the ability to operate independently
Experience of working in a multi-national, multi-organizational and corporate environment
Experience with engineering management in a highly regulated industry
Experience in delivering large complex US Defense programs
Experience with military Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence,
Experience with fire control systems, stabilization, coordinate transformation and algorithms
Experience with standard bus protocols (J1939 CANBus, RS422/485, 802.3 Ethernet)
Experience with TCP/IP/UDP, DDS, Multicast, DisplayPort, HDMI, HD-SDI protocols
Experience with proposal activities, bid capture, contract negotiations and delivery planning

Background Prerequisites:

Must undergo and meet company standards for background check, employment verification, reference checks and controlled substance testing.
All employment at ARV is contingent upon the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance if the position requires it.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to speak German desired

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

With or without reasonable accommodations, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
Ability to stand for long periods

BENEFITSRobust medical, dental, vision, 401(k), short- and long-term disability, life insurance, education reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program E-VERIFYThis employer participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify and Your Rights to Work please visit: PAY TRANSPARENCYThis company abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.35(c), found here:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $107,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year


Health insurance
Life insurance
Vision insurance


8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

Sterling Heights, MI 48310: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


REST: 1 year (Preferred)
Java: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: American Rheinmetall Vehicles, Sterling Heights , Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Sterling Heights, Michigan

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