Engineer 2-4, Systems - VDS 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 5229 | JOB GRADE: 15  



Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Title:              Engineer 2-4, Systems - VDS

Reports To:                 Engineering Supervisor – Vehicle Dynamics Systems                    

Date Last Revised:     November 13, 2023



Position Summary:


This position will serve as Systems Engineer for Electronic Braking Systems (EBS), which includes service brake and park brake products.  As such, a high degree of knowledge of EBS functions, like anti-lock braking, roll and yaw stability control, traction control etc. and their application on air-braked commercial vehicles is preferred.  Familiarity with functional safety requirements of ISO 26262 and FMEA concepts preferred.  Outstanding verbal and written skills are essential, as technical writing and discussions with OEM customers will be required.  Excellent professional presence is required.



Essential Functions:


  • Develop and execute technical plans (analysis, simulation, vehicle test) to validate system installation and parameter tuning.
  • Travel to test track, winter test facility and customer demos to support algorithm specific development and testing
  • Provide technical support in troubleshooting escalated field issues.
  • Analyze and document results from simulation and test track experiments.
  • Apply vehicle knowledge to improve vehicle simulation tools including both non-real time and Hardware In the Loop (HIL) simulation
  • Benchmark competitive systems
  • Interface with Software Developers, Systems Engineers, and customers to create and revise control system requirements.




  • The in-depth knowledge of vehicle control algorithms and their application to commercial vehicles.
  • Strong technical knowledge and project management knowledge and organizational skills.
  • Must know how to build customer relationship skills.
  • Applied knowledge of vehicle dynamics with preference in commercial vehicles
  • In-depth knowledge of brake systems or other advanced pneumatic based control systems.
  • Six Sigma or statistical tool usage for troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of vehicle communications protocols such as J1939 or Power Line Communications (PLC).
  • Familiar in the use of Matlab/Simulink, ASCET or similar control system development tools
  • Familiar with CANalyzer, CANape and Matlab, Simulink.
  • Familiar with dSpace, ETAS or other simulation interface hardware.





  • Engineer 2: 2+ years of experience plus bachelor’s degree
  • Engineer 3: 6+ years related experience with bachelor’s degree or 5+ years related experience with master’s degree
  • Engineer 4: 8+ years related experience with bachelor's degree or 6+ years related experience with master's degree.
  • Experience, preferably in the automotive or commercial vehicle industry
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) or willingness & capability to obtain CDL within a year of employment




  • Ideal candidate is able to lead a team of people to achieve project milestones or implement customer requirements. 
  • Able to handle multiple conflicting priorities and interface with sales, marketing, and engineering.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment including international team members.
  • Familiar with product quality tools such as design and system FMEA & DVP&R
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others, within and with diverse cultures, both independently and within teams and with cross-functional teams in coordinating and prioritizing development




  • Bachelor Degree or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering required.  Focus on Control systems preferred.


Travel & Job Requirements:


  • Estimated 25% travel (test track, winter test, customer locations, internationally), including supporting multi-week testing off site.
  • Position is based out of Avon, OH – 44011. Expectation is to work from office at least 3 days a week, as per hybrid work agreement.


Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Hybrid Work policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan


Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron