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Automotive Hardware in Loop Engineer

Job ID: 2402257
Location: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mod/Sim Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Automotive Hardware in Loop (HIL) Engineer to join our team in Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

This position is Remote


  • Design, Develop, and Test Emulated Virtual ECU Modules: Design and develop emulated virtual Electronic Control Unit (ECU) modules and sensors, ensuring they accurately mimic real-world behavior on both physical and virtual CAN bus networks.
  • CAN Bus Profiling: Utilize CAN profiling tools to assess CAN bus load, identify potential bottlenecks, and optimize system performance.
  • Collaborative Problem Solving: Work effectively within cross-functional teams to identify root issues, troubleshoot problems, and provide innovative solutions to ensure the seamless integration of emulated components into the automotive systems.



Required Education:

Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience; four (4) years of experience considered in lieu of degree. 


  • Strong Computer Science Fundamentals: Possess a solid foundation in computer science, including data structures, computer architecture, real-time operating systems, device drivers, and embedded systems programming.
  • Programming Proficiency: Have hands-on experience in programming with C/C++ for developing and debugging emulated applications and device drivers.
  • CAN Bus Expertise: Demonstrate a deep understanding of CAN bus networking protocols, particularly J1939, as well as Ethernet and GPIO communication.
  • Source Control: Proficient in using GIT source control to manage code repositories, track changes, and collaborate effectively with team members.
  • Emulation Tools: Experience with development using emulation tools such as SIMICS or Vector CANoe is a plus and will be considered an advantage
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate across multiple teams.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines.
  • Knowledge of automotive industry standards and practices is a plus.


  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain and maintain full Secret clearance.


SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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