Electrical Hardware System Architect

Polaris Inc Battle Ground , WA 98604

Posted 3 weeks ago

At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.

Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives. Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers/clients. Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop optimum design architecture, new and innovative concept ideas using latest technologies for the product category based on marketing requirement, RFQ process for platform designs and new components.

  • Respond to requirements document with a specification for a feasible and cost-effective hardware solution. Work with requirement writers to inform them of appropriate new technologies to apply and help steer and refine those requirements away from those that unduly burden a project with cost or risk.

  • Evaluate different technologies, design proposal, using new & current silicon components, new technologies to develop architecture strategy for given platform and innovative ideas.

  • Develop Proof of Concept HW and some FW/SW development as required to prove new technology concepts.

  • Create HW, FW and system architecture documentation for new platform design, for new silicon components for new technologies, HW design implementation, and required SW/FW and BIOS support.

  • Create and analyze new technology strategy to enable them for future products portfolio where applicable.

  • Evaluate different design proposal during RFQ review for given platform designs, for electronic components including new silicon design, and for new technologies.

  • Create HW, FW and system architecture documentation for new technologies designed in for any platform that includes HW design implementation.

  • Develops organization-wide architectures and methodologies for electrical hardware design and development across multiple platforms and organizations within the Global Business Unit.

  • Identifies and evaluates new technologies, innovations, and outsourced development partner relationships for alignment with technology roadmap and business value; creates plans for integration and update into architecture.

  • Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with technology and development guidelines and standards; integrates suggestions, updates, and innovations into overall architecture and leads platform architecture process across business.

  • Leverages recognized domain expertise, business acumen, and experience to influence decisions of executive business leadership, outsourced development partners, and industry standards groups.

  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less-experienced staff members to set an example of electrical hardware design and development innovation and excellence.

  • Processor selection, radios and antennas, automotive-grade electronics and BOM cost optimization.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in HW/FW development preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must be self-motivated team player with ability to work in a customer oriented very fast-paced and demanding environment with minimal supervision.

  • Develop Proof of Concept HW and some FW/SW development as required to prove new technology concepts.

  • Leadership qualities: Integrity, attention to detail, timeline sensitivity, goal oriented, motivator and team player

  • Innovative in developing new ideas, concepts and solution that widely applicable that provides best user experience

  • Using electrical design tools and software packages.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Experience in overall architecture of electronic hardware for products and solutions.

  • Designing and integrating electronic components, integrated circuitry, and algorithms into overall architecture.

  • Evaluating and proposing forms of empirical analysis, modeling and testing methodologies to validate component, circuit, and hardware designs and thermal/emissions management.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language.

  • Ability to effectively communicate product architectures, design proposals and negotiate options at senior management levels.

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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