Sr. Engineer, SYS (Speech)
Prymus Group LLC - Farmington, MI

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Basic Function:

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.

Maintains appropriate documentation to meet the specifications of the customer and Panasonic.

May also identify and troubleshoot quality and manufacturing issues.

May perform limited project management duties and promote efforts to acquire additional business from the customer including recommendations for future products and designs.

Prepares records, charts, graphs, and other statistical information in the testing documentation process.

Interprets and complies with Company policies, procedures, and regulations.
Will initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Four-year college degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering field required.
Minimum of five years experience in embedded microprocessor manufacturing industry.
Minimum of three years of experience in defining or implementing speech recognition user interface requirements for electronic products is required.
Experience in grammar file development, evaluation of speech recognition performance, tuning of parameters to improve performance of speech recognition and prompt playback is required.
Familiarity with automated testing methodologies for evaluating of speech recognition performance is required.
Knowledge of speech recognition and text synthesis related software products such as Nuance, Svox, etc is required.
Working knowledge of the software API for these products is preferred.
Must have actual design experience in software engineering. Additional experience in electrical design is a plus.
Specific experience in electronics-manufacturing environment preferred.
Must possess good understanding of general functions of the system components.
Demonstrated proficiency with the computer applications appropriate to the position and assignment.

US-Michigan-Farmington Hills