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Feature Architect  Auburn Hills, MI  Posted: 7/14/2020
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Stefanini Group is hiring!
We are looking for a Feature Architect, who will help our client implement, expand and maintain Customer Notifications and In-Vehicle Messaging feature enablers. This position will be a key member of the Architecture team, and will share architecture, design, and support responsibilities within the team.
  • Responsible for the end-to-end delivery of off-board features within the allocated budget and the vehicle program timeline
  • Work with all the stakeholder teams in an Agile way to ensure timely progress and remove all the blockers as needed
  • Responsible for providing periodic status updates to the Leadership and escalate for assistance in areas that are beyond his/her control
  • Responsible for managing the quality of delivery of feature and services by the suppliers within contractual boundaries
  • Builds and maintains close relationship and interaction with all the internal and external stakeholders
  • Responsible for the detailed design of the feature
  • Responsible for the detailed design (API and Parm level) of the feature
  • Works with the requirements team (Feature / Product Owners) in assimilating (Feature) requirements
  • Collaborates with the Solution Architect to ensure corporate compliance
  • Develops a high level end to end design document – Connectivity Technical Design Document (CTDD) that links design documents for all systems and components.  This includes off-board and onboard design (Work with Product Development System Engineer to ensure design is end to end)
  • Coordinates design for all platforms by region, wherever the regional responsibility is with the region
  • Lead interface design in collaboration with all the vendor stakeholders and Solution Architect, for all components
  • Work with channel leads to ensure design is consistent based on requirements
  • Ensure the DFMEA (Design failure mode and effect analysis) / TARA (threat analysis and risk assessment) risks and issues are addressed 100%
  • Obtain design and development gate approval for start of testing and validation
  • Adheres to the established End to End design (FEED - Feature End to End Design) processes and cadences
  • Provides clarification to all the development teams and resolves Dependency Trackers in a timely manner
  • Validates the estimates from the development partners and recommends approvals
  • Participates in smoke testing for all the Feature Releases
  • Coordinates the resolution of all the issues identified by the various Validation teams

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field Minimum 3-5 years of systems software development experience with a focus on application architecture
  • Experienced with integrating complex multi systems solutions Experience with Cloud, iOT platforms
  • Experience with evaluating system and architecture designs
  • Experience in API design and development practices, troubleshooting and RCA
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience in Connected Vehicle Prior experience working with an Automotive OEM
  • Strong multi tasking capabilities in a cross functional setting
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to interact with business partners and service providers at multiple levels
  • Ability to hold themselves and others accountable resolving issues and maintaining project timelines
  • Strong knowledge of requirements gathering techniques
  • Demonstrated leadership Advanced data analysis and problem solving skills with the ability to guide the team towards effective solutions
  • Excellent team player with the experience in leading people Well organized, process oriented and focused on coaching team members towards process excellence
  • Strong ability to interact with leadership teams as needed Project management / application architecture experience in successfully delivering complex technology solutions within a defined SDLC
  • Understanding of SLA / KPI and enforcing them are a plus
  • Exposure to and experience in Agile development methodology
  • Ability to indirectly lead a cross-functional team towards a common solution
  • Ability to work within an offshore application development supplier engagement model
  • Self-starter with the ability to quickly learn complex business processes
  • Exposure to AGILE, DEVOPS & ITIL concepts


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