Systems Test Manager 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 5588 | JOB GRADE: 16  



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!



Systems Validation Manager


Position Summary: 

As a System Validation Manager, this individual is responsible for creating and managing the System Validation Plan by providing coordination of Systems Engineers, Validation Engineers (Vehicle and Simulation), Quality managers, Functional Safety managers, and other technical leaders to ensure timely and complete validation of the program releases.


Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for project specific test strategy (on system level and interfaces to devices and software), specifically in the field of service braking functions. 
  • Maintains dashboard of test execution to summarize requirements coverage and reacts on changes / delays (prioritization, escalation)  
  • Leader of Test Result evaluation board (TREB) to evaluate Defect Items together with experts from various disciplines. Objective of TREB is to review and rate new Defect Items for severity and prioritize corrective actions, ensure progress to closure of Defect Item backlog, and document resolution of resolved Defect Items. 
  • Collaborate and support Release Management Process by providing validation coverage status report, risk evaluation for open tests, risk evaluation of open DIs and evaluation of open system risks. 
  • Create internal and customer Design Validation Plan & Report (DVP&R) from Requirements Management System (i.e. Windchill, DOORS, etc) 
  • Provides/Maintenances of basic infrastructure for Test Coverage (Test Library). Align test resource availability, including simulation and vehicles, across organization and within team. 
  • Communication interface between test organization (test teams), project lead and customer.  
  • Provides Training for Test Processes and Tools to ensure process conformation (i.e. ASPICE) and champion requirements based validation culture. 
  • Travel 25%+  per year to customer sites to support in-person project status reviews and some international travel to Europe and Mexico for team development. 



  • Knowledge of Scrum and Agile
  • Understanding of major functional and cross-functional business processes and related metrics. (Engineering, Operations, Financial, Marketing, and Sales)
  • Understanding and utilization of business, management and people processes needed for overall success.
  • Market and product trends in the industry
  • Methods to validate assumptions via experimentation.



  • 2 + years of experience as a Systems Validation Manager or Project Manager specifically overseeing a complex project from project initiation to final system release of a complex system or product. 
  • 3-5 years of working experience in automotive, aerospace, rail, or similar industry providing releasing hardware and software-based control systems. 
  • Advanced experience in requirements management tools such as Windchill, DOORS, or similar is very helpful. 
  • Experience using Jira or similar task management system with status reporting design a plus. 
  • Agile Scrum development environment experience is a plus 



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; capable of formal and informal discussions and advocating for a decision that moves the organization forward; and experience  working with people at many levels of an organization; has professional presence. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with across the organization including all functions, operations, and leadership. 
  • Ability to listen to, understand, articulate, and anticipate project team needs  
  • Ability to inspire and build teams of teams and partners around a vision.  
  • Ability to clearly visualize the future of a complex product in terms of releases of visible customer value. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant technical fields required.
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent professional experience preferred.


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
- Legal
- Identity Theft and Fraud Protection 

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.





Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron