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Polaris Industries Sr. System Validation Lead Autonomous/ADAS in Novi, Michigan

At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.


Polaris is seeking a System Validation Lead to join a growing team in Global Electrical, Embedded, and Connected Systems Validation & Quality team with emphasis on Autonomous/ADAS validation.

As an Autonomous/ADAS & Vehicle System Validation Lead, you will lead validation of hardware and software aspects for Polaris vehicles across multiple product lines. The role will lead the validation of the Autonomous/ADAS subsystem.

Technical project management also required to keep key programs on track.


•Manages Autonomous/ADAS system and component level validation of HW and SW including simulation and/or bench/vehicle testing, including interfacing with technicians and/or validation engineers for execution.

  • Manage multiple component validation schedules and projects simultaneously.

  • Oversee component level validation plans based on hardware and software requirements and the desired functionality of the vehicle system.

  • Create test plans for software validation.

  • Setup, execute, and analyze the results of the validation and report results to stakeholders.

  • Design benches and testing methods as needed to support system level validation.

  • Ensure that hardware validation is completed as required by suppliers or test labs. •Interfaces internally with cross-functional Polaris Teams and partners/suppliers as needed to ensure that sub-system validation is met and to align release schedules•Ensure comprehensive validation planning between component/system/vehicle.

•Updates Program Management and Product Teams on Autonomous/ADAS system development schedule and production readiness status.

•Familiarity with Product Development Process (PDP) stage gate development. Interacts with Program Management and Product Team during PDP phases. Understands and aligns development to meet internal customer needs.

•Participates in HARA/DFMEA and Functional Safety discussions.

•Participates in activities such as; failure investigations, root causes analysis and implementation of corrective actions, lessons learned, and consequently design standards update.

•Optimizes design and manages re-use to serve multiple product lines and platform requirements in order to minimize development cycles.


•B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering required

•4+ years of Electrical, Controls, Systems, Software Engineering experience

•Experience with design and/or implementation of controls, especially related to vehicle controls/diagnostics/communication required

•Experience with software and/or hardware validation efforts, other low level software verification, and related documentation required.

•Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced development environment required

•Experience in effective problem solving and troubleshooting required

•Experience with communication networks required, CAN and J1939 strongly preferred

•Experience with Autonomous/ADAS development preferred.

•Familiarity with requirement and test case management in a requirement/software development database as well as configuration management preferred.

•Experience in project management strongly preferred.


Fast paced office environment with ability and interest to work in a development shop/lab environment as needed. Some travel required <20%

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com at http://www.polaris.com/

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

At Polaris, the need for diverse perspectives and experiences enables our vision of Best People, Best Team. We value our differences and align our passions to do great work. As a highly efficient growth company, we are driven to be agile and adaptable to support our customers. At Polaris we unite to create memorable adventures. Learn more at