Software Quality Engineer

Company: Continental AG

General Information
US-MI-Auburn Hills
4 Year Degree
At least 3 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description

With sales of €34.5 billion in 2014, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently has approximately 200,000 employees in 53 countries. The Powertrain Division integrates innovative and efficient system solutions for vehicle powertrains. The comprehensive range of products includes gasoline and diesel injection systems, engine management, transmission control, including sensors and actuators, as well as fuel-supply systems and components and systems for hybrid and electric drives.


The FSW QE (Function and Software Quality Engineer) ensures that the necessary quality and safety measures for function and software are identified and noted with respect to all requirements. In case of deviations (e.g. timeline, features, risks) the FSW QE has to make sure, that appropriate corrective actions are put in place. FSW QE will help track and report quality status to management FSW QE is part of the Q organization and as such is disciplinary independent from the Project and has the authority to escalate if project risks and deliverables are not acceptable.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Active support of FSW Project Manager in all quality related, legal and safety relevant aspects during the development & launch process
  • Development and maintenance of the FSW Quality Plan
  • Controlling of FSW specific quality actions according FSW Quality Plan and identification and tracking of quality related findings, before they affect the external customer (e.g. quality resource planning, Robust Design methods deployment, resolution of noncompliance issues, etc.)
  • Moderation of quality reviews and selected object reviews
  • Assure Risk Management and lesson learned process is initiated and appropriately applied
  • Ensure, provide and discuss adequate monitoring and reporting of quality metrics
  • Conduct project relevant process adherence audits, checks and compare results against process baselines, standard processes and methods
  • Perform Delivery Completeness Check
  • Additional Responsibilities:

  • Inform immediately Quality line management in case of functional safety issue
  • Approve the Aggregate / SW releases by supervising, that the requirements defined in the FSW Quality Plan are fulfilled
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    Job RequirementsRequired Qualifications:Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar disciplineSolid background in software engineering methods (requirements, design, implementation and testing)Programming experience in C , VBScript, JScript and JavaScript2+ years of experience in design, implementation and testing of embedded softwareExperience with Product life cycle tools like PTC integrityStrong organizational skills, structured thought process and focused quality mindset.Experience with standards and assessment models in the field of software development (Automotive SPICE (ISO 15504 based) and / or CMMI)Preferred Qualifications:Experience in Automotive Safety Standards (ISO26262)Experience in software quality assuranceKnowledge of problem solving methodology