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Panasonic Sr. Software Engineer, Project Lead in Farmington Hills, Michigan


Responsible for full software life cycle development meeting scope, budget, schedule and quality requirements for PASA’s software product line/products. Provides direction to on-shore and off-shore development teams to develop new features, debug defects and write unit level test frameworks and test cases. Utilizes strong project management skills including planning, tracking to that plan, and communicating status to both internal and external customers.


  • Responsible for software project planning, execution, monitoring/controlling, launching and maintenance.

  • Reviews customer requirements in automotive head units, reviews feasibility, and resolves specification open issues with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

  • Coordinates with suppliers to analyze requirements and develops interfaces to other modules.

  • Leads and/or participates in meetings between PASA and suppliers for design reviews and to track project status.

  • Evaluates new software releases from suppliers to ensure they meet acceptance criteria.

  • Communicates project status through reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information to team and management.

  • Responsible for releasing software to both OEM customer and Factory.

  • Interprets, enforces and complies with Company processes, policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Four-year College Degree in at least one STEM major (Science; Technology; Engineering; Math) and a minimum of five (5) years of experience; or a minimum of ten (10) years of full life cycle embedded software development in electronics products.

  • Minimum two (2) years leading a team of software engineers with a formal development process such as Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, or Extreme Programming.

  • Experience in designing, developing and debugging software in a real-time embedded environment.

  • Working knowledge of integrating or developing an integration framework using any one of the following or equivalent tools: Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect, BOUML, or other Unified Modeling Language (UML) modeling tools.

  • Working knowledge of high-end embedded Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)’s such as Linux, Android, etc.

  • Working knowledge of Software Configuration Management (SCM) systems.

  • Working knowledge of a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

  • Experience working in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Windows-based databases.

  • Fluent bi-lingual English/Japanese verbal and written language skills required.

  • Experience in C, C++ and Object Oriented Design (OOD).

  • Experience mentoring and motivating team members.

  • Working knowledge of Agile project management.

  • Working knowledge of designing Application Programming Interfaces (API’s).

  • Working knowledge of the IBM Jazz/ Rational Team Concert (RTC) environment.

  • Working knowledge of Integrated Development Environment (IDE)’s such as Eclipse


  • Great Medical / Dental Benefits

  • Company-Matched 401K Retirement Savings

  • Annual Bonus Program

  • Educational Assistance & Reimbursement Program

  • Relaxed Dress Code

  • Onsite Recreation Center & Café

  • PASATalks Speaker Summits

  • Leadership & Mentorship Programs

  • High5 Reward Recognition Program

  • Onsite Happy Hours!

  • And many more benefits & perks found within the ‘Our Culture’ section…


At Panasonic, our technology and engineering expertise delivers innovation across diverse industries. It's all about the consumer experience and making sure that we find ways to enhance that experience, either through audio enhancements or through safety enhancements inside the vehicle.

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is an industry-leading global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) for infotainment systems and advanced connected car solutions. Our clients include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Tesla, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and many others. In serving our customers, we don't just strive to put tomorrow's technology on the road – we pride ourselves on recruiting the brightest and best to do it.


Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Automotive Systems of America.