Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agencies | Systems Engineer Job

Kappa Search Inc., a Chicago employment agency specializing in the recruitment and placement of engineering, technology, sales, manufacturing and supply chain professionals, seeks a multi-disciplined systems engineer for an innovative client in the automotive industry. Responsibilities and requirements as follows:

  • Provide technical leadership for NPD incorporating electronic and electro-mechanical systems
  • Design and optimize simultaneous system performance goals through architecture definition and requirements flow down
  • Understand and write system and subsystem specifications
  • Serve as technical liaison to customers where needed; consolidate and negotiate customer requirements and application specific interfaces
  • Approve specification release and change, support configuration management
  • Understand vehicle sensors and signals; develop interface requirements and specifications for vehicle-to-system and subsystem-to-subsystem.
  • Tune new product characteristics, diagnose and correct deficiencies in designs and prototypes
  • Effectively integrate all aspects of a design through the use of multi-disciplinary engineering
  • Complete the systems engineering V-model by supporting system testing and verification activities
  • Assist in maintaining cost controls


  • Bachelor (Masters preferred) – Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent problem solving techniques
  • Knowledge of system synthesis, analysis and verification techniques
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work with people
  • Good organization and documentation abilities
  • Enjoy driving and evaluating vehicles
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems  is preferred
  • General competency in all core fields (vehicle dynamics, mechanical, electronics, computer hardware and software) is preferred
  • Strong computer skills, especially in spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink) is preferred
  • Knowledge of Autosar, ASIL systems safety requirements,  is preferred
  • Knowledge of project management processes and tools is preferred