Sr. Engineer, Systems (Voice Recognition)

Panasonic   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 169 days ago

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Responsible for designing, defining, and implementing system requirements for complex customer systems and/or preparing studies and analyzing for existing systems. Works on problems of a diverse scope where analysis of data requires a review of identifiable factors.  Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • Reviews customer requirements for speech user interface in automotive head units, reviews feasibility, resolves specification open issues with OEM.  Defines internal requirements for speech implementation.
  • Leads the development and integration of speech implementation for production projects.
  • Develops feature roll out plan for the software team and tier 2 suppliers, based on discussion with the customer.
  • Manages the deliverables from suppliers to ensure timely delivery of project assets.
  • Performs system level investigation of customer reported product issues at OEM site, works with other software team members and suppliers to resolve the issues.
  • Performs system level testing of speech implementation to verify system design, identifies performance gaps and makes recommendations about improvements to the product.
  • Addresses engineering change requests from customers.
  • Determines system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for electrical/ hardware/ software compatibility required by the customer for assigned subsystems.
  • Responsible for the definition, design and integration of total system. Includes systems modeling, system testing. May be responsible for subsystems of the overall design.
  • Incorporates technologies from multiple disciplines including electrical engineer, and digital signal processing.
  • Designs and/or makes recommendations & decisions to improve overall system performance.
  • Responsible for the technical portion of the CRA (change request authorization) and for creation and maintenance of the PDD (Product Definition Document).
  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves program support deficiencies. Develops and recommends corrective actions.
  • Responsible for system level evaluation either with vehicle interface of internal product design and testing for compliance of components by specifications.
  • Depending on specific assignment in systems team:
    • Responsible for communication with customer and/or the resident engineers regarding design definition.
    • Responsible for communication with factory engineering, and validation engineering regarding design/test issues.
    • Coordinates electrical/software design and determines most appropriate implementation trade-off of design.
    • Provides on-site engineering support for the assigned customer, collaborating in all program phases from initial concept to program end.
  • Works with Technicians, Account Managers, Systems Engineers, Customer Engineers and Sales Managers to act as the customer's advocate when issues and problems need to be escalated.
  • Attends, and sometimes chairs, the customer's on site meetings when customer's operation group reviews performance and issues with the customer's network.
  • May assist in managing the customer's specific release processes throughout the entire development cycle of each specific product.
  • May perform project management duties when working with suppliers for requirements development, etc.
  • Coordinates and project manages upgrades and network migrations that involve Panasonic products at the customer's sites.
  • Defines system requirements; maintains compliance with the customer's specifications.
  • Communicates customer program timing requirements and completion of program milestones to management and engineering lead. Ensures that all program steps comply with established customer program processes.
  • Ensures the proper flow of engineering and customer information within and between the customer and all Panasonic engineering teams.


  • Four-year College Degree in at least one STEM major (Science; Technology; Engineering; Math) and a minimum of five (5) years of experience; or a minimum of ten (10) years of product testing, software testing or systems design experience in electronics products.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in product design and embedded software testing (test development, execution and documentation).
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience leading a team.
  • Experience in designing test frameworks, developing test cases and testing software in a real-time embedded environment.
  • Experience in testing for any one of the following or equivalent, for each Domain solutions:
    • Networking: Roadtunes,  iAnywhere, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless stacks, cellular data modems, PTS (from Bluetooth SIG) and BT Sniffer Tool Usage
    • Speech / Voice Recognition: Nuance, VoiceBox, or equivalent
    • HMI: EB Guide, Qt/QML, HTML 5, Eggplant, Photoshop, NI Vision
    • Receivers: AM, FM, RDS, SDARS, XM, DAB, and HD radio
    • Systems Services: Audio Management, Software/firmware in field updates
    • Vehicle Interfaces (Network): CAN, MOST, LIN, Ethernet AVB, CANoE, CANAlyzer, CAN DiVa
    • Vehicle Interfaces (Vehicle Powermoding): Vehicle Power Management, on and off-board vehicle sensors
  • Working knowledge of a Software Test Life Cycle (STLC).
  • Experience working in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Windows-based databases.
  • Experience to Onsite / Offshore mode, Communication & team management.
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in product testing within the Automotive Industry
  • Experience with automated testing (both hardware and software).
  • Experience mentoring and motivating team members
  • System thinking and leadership capabilities and Creative problem solving
  • Experience with Agile project management
  • Working knowledge of the IBM Jazz/RTC environment
  • Experience in usage of RF Signal Generators (DAB Signal Generators, Sirius & XM Signal Generators and HD Signal Generators), Programmable Power Supplies, PXI Racks, Oscilloscope etc.


  • Great Medical / Dental Benefits
  • Company-Matched 401K Retirement Savings
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Educational Assistance & Reimbursement Program
  • Relaxed Dress Code
  • Onsite Recreation Center & Café
  • PASATalks Speaker Summits
  • Leadership & Mentorship Programs
  • High5 Reward Recognition Program
  • Onsite Happy Hours!
  • And many more benefits & perks found within the ‘Our Culture’ section…