Senior Engineer – Autonomous Systems


At AriensCo, we build more than exceptional products – we create opportunities that impact careers. Our culture values innovative thinking, hard work and determination. We interact in teams, collaborate together and make decisions quickly.

We see growth potential in every team member, and are committed to supporting our employees with continuous training and advancement opportunities.

Our environment? We’re corporate, without being “corporate.” Whether you work at our headquarters, manufacturing facilities, or one of our global distribution businesses, you’ll always have the freedom to create and contribute. Our company vision is “Passionate People, Astounded Customers.” Quite simply: it revolves around people

Speaking of people, you’re not just employee #1,762 to us. You’re family and your role is invaluable. Without exceptional people, we can’t continue to produce the amazing products we’re known for around the world.

Ready for the ride of your career? Then come join us. By joining our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a rewarding workplace with a strong sense of community.

Job Description

The Senior Engineer – Autonomous Systems will work collaboratively on projects of high complexity developing and validating autonomous technology applied for use on Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE). This role will lead the identification and validation of external supplier’s technology and components for use on the equipment and will be the technical resource for the application of the technology. Working within a project team this position will provide input into the development of the electric vehicle system.

The Day to Day…

  • Identifies OPE electric control autonomous technology requirements and drives strategies with Supply Chain to identify suppliers and validate supplier’s technical capabilities.
  • Supports Product Directors and Platform Engineering to identify product and customer system level requirements.
  • Develop autonomous system technical direction, architecture definition and system level requirement documents and test plans for validation on equipment.
  • Analyze autonomous current technologies and strategies and evaluate for feasibility, reliability, safety, cost, and performance.
  • Coordinate component, system, and software level product testing through PVV test group with clearly written test requests. Align with Electrical Test group via DVP&R for internal and external testing.
  • Develop software requirement documents and test plans for verification and validation at the system and subsystem level using the V-model software development process.
  • Develop supplier relationships to align and advance controller specifications and manufacturing processes to supplier’s capabilities with focus on high quality, cost effective designs.
  • Review Industry patents related to autonomous vehicles in the OPE market and create IP to protect and advance company’s interests.
  • Actively participate and develop relationships with Industry Consortiums and Universities to monitor technology advancements for product application. Conduct research on the autonomous vehicle industry to stay on top of trends, protocols, and safety requirements.
  • Supplies technical information to other groups as required such as Design, Sourcing, Testing, Analysis, Manufacturing, Tech Pubs, and Industrial Design.
  • Gives periodic presentations of innovation projects to platform managers, marketing managers, executives, etc.
  • Documents and presents technical information and arguments as required during design reviews.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% (domestic and international)
  • This is not necessarily a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, experience or requirements associated with the job.

The Requirements…

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from a four-year accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in embedded system design and controls applications.
  • Knowledge of current autonomous technologies and trends, sensors, and system trade-offs.
  • Experience developing real-time embedded control systems and control software development, CANbus architecture, and CANopen and J1939 protocols.
  • Ability to model and simulate autonomous system functionality using Matlab/Simulink.
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety (ISO 13849, ISO 26262) and application in equipment design.
  • Knowledge of battery technology and control systems application within the Outdoor Power Equipment or similar market.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate at all levels of the organization as a technical leader and individual contributor.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, MS Project and PowerPoint.
  • This position is located in Brillion, WI.

About AriensCo

Since 1933, the AriensCo name has been associated with reliable, durably crafted, high-performance outdoor power equipment. Our core values – Be Honest, Be Fair, Respect the Individual, Keep our Commitments, and Encourage Intellectual Curiosity define our culture and inspire our team. We believe passionate people and astounded customers lead to unstoppable success.

AriensCo Employees Are Provided Various Great Benefit Opportunities Which May Include

Our employees’ quality of life is important to us. When people feel appreciated, respected and supported, careers thrive and ideas come to fruition.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance effective first day of employment
  • Onsite health clinic with Bellin Health
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Bonus Programs
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) plan
  • Voluntary wellness programs
  • Employee Product discount program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym discount membership program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety shoes and safety prescription glasses reimbursement
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Cross-training and job rotation opportunities
  • Career paths
  • Ongoing development through the Ariens Academy
  • Kaizen Events – continuous improvement
  • Ability to win products
  • Daycare (coming Fall 2021)

EEO Statement

The concept of diversity is important to us at AriensCo. That’s why we’ve created a culture that is inclusive, accepting and understanding. We embrace diversity among our partners, suppliers and employees. We also strive for diversity in the quality of our ideas. Inclusion and acceptance means that, regardless of who you are, you will always be standing on our welcome mat.

AriensCo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AriensCo hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Providing our employees with an environment free of discrimination and harassment is something we take very seriously. Embracing diversity enables us to attract the best talent, foster productive teamwork, and expand our business opportunities.

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    Construction, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Consumer Goods


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