Job Category:  RD Research & Development

Troy, MI, US


Work for the world market leader and TOP 100 automotive supplier HBPO! We are always in front when it comes to the development, construction, assembly and logistics of complex front-end modules. We are also your specialist for other module solutions. At home in one of the most dynamic industries, we guarantee you a diverse range of tasks paired with many professional challenges. We currently have a workforce of more than 2,800 employees worldwide and produce about 5.7 million modules every year.


Electrical Engineer

we are looking for our corporate office in Troy


Essential Functions/Duties

  • Understand customer specifications, define the requirements, and work with the suppliers to engineer modular solutions for one or more of the following:
    • Actuators / Electronic Controllers
    • High Voltage Battery Pack Charging Systems, including Inductive and Conductive Charging solutions
    • High Voltage Battery Pack Systems
    • Battery Management Systems
    • Power Distribution Units
    • Decorative lighting Systems
  • Master and define the specifications for the targeted products/ modules.  Act as the subject matter expert for the modules outlined above in front of the customer and suppliers
  • Engage with suppliers, labs, and customers as needed, to understand market and technology trends in the electric vehicle ecosystem
  • Provide support to other HBPO teams engaged in EV modules
  • Support technology evaluation for acquisition support, technology landscaping, design consultation, and opportunity evaluation
  • Articulate to a broad range of constituents through written and verbal communication
  • Research and report comprehensive technical findings on topics of strategic and tactical importance to the Company
  • Assist with the projects as assigned
  • Must have the ability to travel as needed to support customer/ supplier visits
  • Interface with suppliers on electrical components and subassemblies to meet price, performance, and time constraints
  • Help develop the right supply base for the targeted products
  • Manage and coordinate multiple projects that run simultaneously. Must be capable of working independently and in a team environment and effectively communicate with Department Heads and cross functional colleagues
  • Closely work with different global development centers including the HQ in Germany
  • Knowledgeable and comfortable in developing and interpreting circuit diagrams, Device transmittal protocols as applicable.
  • Understand and comply with Company EHS guidelines



  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred


Professional Training/Technical Training:

  • Knowledge of the mechanical design of power electronics
  • Knowledge of CAD tools such as CATIA and/or Unigraphics NX
  • Deep technical knowledge of Electric Vehicles systems and subsystems including designs, modelling and simulation, materials, chemistries, and electronics


Related Experience/Specialized Knowledge:

  • Minimum 5 years of power electronics industry experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in automotive electronics
  • Previous OEM and automotive experience
  • Expertise and experience working on electric vehicle architectures and systems such as battery charging systems and battery management, energy recovery, battery thermal management, fast charging, inductive charging and electronics.
  • Manage and develop systems or subsystems using sensors, magnets, indicator lights, linkages and actuators.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CAN, LIN, and Ethernet protocols. Programing and understanding of actuators and electronic controllers.
  • Knowledge of illumination solutions for indicators or ambient lighting.
  • Engineering knowledge of defined requirements and validation of components and system design, function, performance, production and manufacturing requirements, testing, and validation.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements.


Additional Skills:

  • Good knowledge in Matlab/Simulink as well as DOORS, knowledge in handling simple diagnostic tools
  • Strong experience in the field of battery development (Li-ion cell modules, HV batteries, battery management systems and power electronics)
  • Familiarity with DFMEA processes
  • Knowledgeable of new and emerging research/technology in the subject area
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize issues and make intelligent, timely decisions independently or in coordination with other cross-functional teams


Mobile working is just as natural for us as working together in a team on site.

We are particularly happy to receive applications from people who contribute to the diversity of our company.

Do you have any questions about the position or your application?

Are you interested and would like to become part of our team? Then apply now here.


HBPO North America, Inc. | Human Resources


700 Tower Dr #250 | Troy | MI 48098 | USA

Phone: 1-248-823-7083 |

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