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Competitive Evaluation Engineer - HMI/ Infotainment

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted: 03-19-2018
Competitive Evaluation Engineer HMI/ Infotainment – Ann Arbor, Michigan 

DISHER is currently partnering with an OEM Automotive company in Ann Arbor, Michigan to fill their Competitive Evaluation Engineer – HMI/ Infotainment role. In this role, you will act as a Subject Matter Expert on user experience in vehicles regarding Audio, Entertainment and HMI. This will include conducting research, making conclusions and presenting recommendations for future vehicle changes.

What it’s like to work here:
This automotive OEM has been challenging convention for 100 years, using their vision, perseverance and passion for automobiles to set their own standards and try the things no one else dares to do. Exciting things are happening here as the local departments are being empowered to create a vision of success and make it a reality.  The smaller size of this OEM and the direct access to leadership make this a place where you can make a difference.  Your voice will be heard and people will know your name.

What you will get to do:
  • Establish documentation process for vehicle evaluations
  • Provide subjective evaluation, tuning and development of Audio/ Entertainment/ Navigations Systems, Voice Controls/ Natural Language, HVAC Controls, and Touchpad/ Multi-controller/ Steering Wheel controls
  • Make recommendations based on vehicle evaluations that will drive changes to design
  • Drive and test a variety of cars to experience them and quantify the results subjectively regarding user wants and industry trends
  • Conduct research using user databases, trends, etc.
  • Set targets for the company’s US markets based on observations and research
  • Establish processes for vehicle evaluation
  • Train other team members in evaluation process
What will make you successful:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar degree
  • 3+ years' experience evaluating a vehicle from the user perspective, providing subjective observations supported by quantifiable results
  • Automotive industry experience in an OEM a plus
  • Automotive Tier 1 experience
  • Experience in subjective evaluation and customer focused tuning of Entertainment/Navigation Systems, Voice Controls, HVAC Controls, and Touchpad/Steering Wheel Controls
  • SME in vehicles from a user perspective
  • Experience benchmarking, target setting and collecting data
  • Driven and motivated personality in the workplace
  • Involvement in training others through the evaluation process
  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the United States of America without sponsorship
What’s next?
Apply for this position here: www.disher.com/careers
DISHER is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in East and West Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in talent identification and attraction.
Learn about other DISHER opportunities here: http://DISHERdesign.catsone.com/careers
Keywords: Vehicle Evaluation, Marketability, Audio, Navigation Systems, Voice Controls, HVAC Controls, Steering Wheel Controls, Subject Matter Expert, SME, Research, Benchmarking, Automotive, OEM, Tier 1. 

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