Sr. Engineer - Electrical Hardware Design

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.


Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.




With general management direction, and through participation as a member of the YNA EIBU-EIS leadership staff, plans, organizes, directs, controls and implements the design and development of world class automotive electronics and instruments.




  • Lead or support a team of electrical engineers on the design and the development of the electrical hardware for automotive electronics and instrumentation.
  • Responsible for leading or supporting the delivery of the electrical design work products for a project: schematic & PCB design, calculations, DFMEAs, Drawings, Simulations, etc.
  • Responsible for leading or executing electrical project monitoring and control activities such as: Work planning, team meetings, open issues list & risk management.
  • Lead or participate in electrical design reviews: System design, Schematic, PCB, component selection, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), EMC, thermal etc.
  • Analyze and timely resolve technical issues surfacing during the design and development of electronic modules.
  • Create or review the design verification plans, design calculations and engineering reports.
  • Conduct or review the design verification tasks and corresponding engineering reports.
  • Analyze and timely resolve technical issues surfacing during the design and development of electronic modules.
  • Prepare or review the design documentation for release.
  • Provide manufacturing support for prototype builds if needed.
  • Provide support to the Test Center in the investigation of module related issues surfacing during design validation testing.
  • Lead or support the investigation of project issues at the module and vehicle levels.
  • Participate in customer and system meetings as needed.
  • Support new business quotation and VA/VE activities as required.
  • Support manufacturing trial builds and product launches as needed.
  • Participate in component supplier and production lines audits as needed.
  • Interface with customer and other internal groups such as systems engineering, CAD, test engineering, product validation and manufacturing as needed.
  • Constantly participate in improvement of personal and departmental technical capabilities.
  • Support the electrical team’s continuous improvement efforts in design cost reductions, improve quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Cultivate a culture and an environment within the team that results in the highest level of commitment to continuous improvement in cost, quality and delivery.
  • Follow processes, procedures and standards of Quality System in all work activities.



Degree Requirements:

Bachelor or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Certification Requirements:

Electrical/Electronics. Refer to the above distinctive requirements

Previous Experience:

  • 10+ years of automotive or related electrical/electronics production design experience
  • Demonstrated capability in leading a group of design engineers in the design and development of an automotive project from concept through production.
  • Knowledge of the automotive design cycle.
  • Able to prioritize tasks effectively and handle various tasks at the same time.
  • Solid understanding of automotive specifications.
  • Extensive experience with troubleshooting and solving problems related to EMC compliance, thermal management, manufacturability, etc.
  • Extensive experience in circuit design, PCB design, work planning, DFMEA, and risk management.
  • Hands-on experience with test & measurement equipment.
  • Strong interpersonal, technical, organizational, presentational and motivational skills.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to mentor other engineers in the electrical design team.
  • Organized and quality oriented person with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality as well as to fully comply with YNA policies.

Travel Requirements:

Overseas anywhere except countries with visa restrictions

On Call Requirements:

As needed.

Physical Requirements:

Office position – primarily sedentary.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions.








  • Leadership




  • Planning




  • Engineering




  • Document




  • Problem solution




  • Negotiation




  • Management





Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.