Sr. Electrical Engineer - Serial Communications
Wauwatosa, WI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Sr. Electrical Engineer - Serial Communications

Auto req ID: 4202
Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer - Serial Communications
Job Function: Engineering
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Shift: SHIFT1

We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can't do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra - You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a Sr. Electrical Engineer - Serial Communications.

Job Summary

We are expanding our product development team and need electrical systems and component design engineers to fuel the next generation of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Products. In this role, you will be a ready to serve resource across all Embedded Control Units (ECU) development teams guiding software development and specifying ECU communications.

Job Responsibilities

This is what you'll do:

  • Define communication between H-D ECUs. Edit Vector CAN database .dbc files according to requests of embedded software design engineers.
  • Influence H-D software and communication architecture
  • Work in an agile way to create incremental releases on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Support software integration activities and troubleshooting.
  • Define diagnostic services and DTCs for all H-D ECUs. Edit Vector Diagnostic Database .cdd files according to requests of engineering.
  • Define secure software and communications
  • Mentor H-D’s and supplier’s engineers on H-D’s embedded software development expectations
Education Specifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field. A Master’s Degree is desired.

Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience. In addition they will have demonstrated the following hands-on skills:


  • Experience with CAN based systems.
  • Understanding of engine and chassis control systems which utilize CAN communications.
  • Familiarity with common EV subsystems, including battery, power electronics, and electric motor fundamentals is appreciated.
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects in a clear, concise manner to multiple levels of the organization.


  • Full life cycle development of embedded software on automotive ECUs
  • Creation of software architectures
  • Real Time software development
  • Structured and Object Oriented Design
  • Model-based software development


  • Hands on experience with Vector software development tool chain including CANdela, CANbedded, GENy etc.
  • Development of high speed embedded communication drivers.
  • Automotive high speed communication buses especially CAN based on ISO 11898
  • Automotive on-board diagnostics based on relevant standards such as SAEJ2012, ISO15765, and ISO14429
  • Hands on testing high speed CAN


  • Definition and implementation of secure software and communication architectures

At Harley-Davidson it is not just about what degree you have or what you know. Our employees live by our Milwaukee Iron guiding principles; our global truths for how we live, work and ride. Simply put, this is how we show up for our stakeholders in all ways, every day. Our Milwaukee Iron principles are:

We walk in the boots of those we serve.
We rebel for what we believe in.
We shoot straight and live true.
We welcome all to come as they are.
We fight the good fight, always!

We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Direct Reports: No
Travel Required: 0 - 10%
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country)

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Communications, Electronics Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Electrical Engineering, Marketing, Engineering

Harley-Davidson is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other classes protected by applicable law. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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