• Application Architect

  • Company Overview

    Today’s complex interconnected world demands companies to conceptualize and deliver cutting-edge products and solutions to market faster than ever before. Altran, a global product development partner, collaborates with clients through world call engineering services to address the business and technical challenges inherent in developing and supporting complex connected systems.


    For over three decades, leading companies and emerging startups in some of the most highly regulated and rapidly evolving industries have relied on Altran to inspire innovation, accelerate time to market, improve predictability, and maximize return on product investment. Altran provides a full complement of technology consulting, software and product development expertise, and engineering services to our client partners in the Medical and Life Sciences, Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, and Manufacturing industries.


    In North America, Altran is based in Burlington, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Detroit and Silicon Valley. For more information, visit

    Job Description

    Altran is looking to hire an Application Engineer to work on location in Auburn Hills, MI.



    • Developing the requirements and design for connected services as applications working with the various internal/external suppliers/groups to get their specifications
    • Pulls the teams together to ensure the development and approval of the definition, requirement and design gates of new products and procedures to ensure all projects are delivered on time with a high level of quality.
    • Definition gate document include:
      • Customer Experience (CX) document
      • Feature/Service Pattern Map
      • Vehicle Integration (VI) Customer Functional Objectives (CFO)
      • Project Tailoring Document
      • Baselined Project Plan
    • Requirements/Design Gate documents include
      • System Functional Spec. (SFS) (includes copy/templates)
      • HMI - Logic & Flow
      • Graphics
      • Component Functional Technical Spec. (CFTS)
      • Vehicle Functions (VF)
      • CAN DBC files
      • Head Unit API Spec.
      • App Functional Specification (AFS)
      • BRD - Business Requirements Doc. (ICT)
      • "Uconnect Style Guide (brand book)"
      • "Mopar Style Guide (web)"
      • Security Spec
      • Architecture Matrix
      • System Requirements Spec. (SRS)
      • Protocol Spec.
      • Application Requirement & Specification (ARS)
      • User Stories (to replace the RS as part of agile methodology)
      • DFMEA
      • Initial Test Cases
      • Change requests to update these documents.
    • Review, approve or modify definition, requirements and design gate artifacts.
    • Owns all Change Requests and failure fixes that result in design changes
    • Coordinate activates of group with other departments or organizations.
    • Communicating project status to management.




    • BSEE, BSCS or Information technology degree or equivalent.
    • 5 Years of Automotive Electrical and/or Connectivity experience including:
      • 2 years in automotive electrical development and design.
      • 2 years in telematics connectivity development and design writing requirements and designs for connected services.
    • Requires strong leadership, management and technical skills to manage the external/internal suppliers/groups.
    • Technical skills include:
      • Vehicle and Connectivity architectural skills
      • Ability to review design and ensure they meeting best practices
    • Excellent Organization Skills
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects and tasks
    • Proficient in MS Office applications
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to discern what issues need management escalation and when.


    Preferred Requirements:

    • Java, Android or other Architecture knowledge to advise future direction
    • Master of Science in Electrical, computer, information technology or equivalent.
    • AOTA experience


    Travel and Driving Notes:

    • Will be required to drive a company car. A valid driver’s license is required as well as a clean driving record.
    • Will be required to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%

     Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; M/F/D/V


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