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Deputy General Manager-SMTL-Software Verification & Validation

Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Pune, IN

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Position Summary with Job Responsibilities

Position Description Format
Position Name    Sub-Module Team Lead (SMTL) – Software V&V    Position level    L4
DEM position name    Principal Engineer    DEM position level    L3
FEM position name    NA    FEM position level    NA
Purpose of the position
a.Why the positions exists?
b.What will happen if there is no one in the position (no one performs the work)?
Software V&V lead shall conceptualize the validation strategy for software at ECU, domain and vehicle level, continuously upgrade infrastructure, and competencies, lead the validation team to execute software validation for the entire range of Tata Motors Passenger vehicl
Dimensions of the position
Non-Financial :- 
Financial :- -- NA
Personal Profile
Education    Engineering Graduate in Electrical and Electronics
Skills/Competencies    1)    Product Development & Validation
3)Customer Centricity
4)Driving Execution 
5)People Management
Relevant Experience:  
1)15+ years of experience in the field of software V&V for various Automotive E&E domains like ADAS, Power Train, Brakes, Steering, Telematics, Infotainment, Body Electronics etc.. 
2)Knowledge of Automotive V cycle, Different software validation strategies (VIL, FVS, Labcar HIL, SIL, MIL etc..) 
3)Hands on working in HIL system design, development and configuration including domains like ADAS, Brakes, Power Train.
4)Closed loop commissioning of various domain HILs including model configuration.
5)Good knowledge of system behaviour (E.g. Power Train, Transmission, Steering, ADAS etc..)
6)Knowledge on SDLC, Agile and CI/CD process.
7)Knowledge of Co-Simulation process and tools, knowledge on soft ECUs
8)Hands on experience in Modelling, automation and scripting tools and languages. (Eg. Matlab/Simulink, Provetech TA, ECU Test, Python, CAPL, DSPACE/Vector/NI/IPG test management/vehicle dynamics/scenario creation and simulation tools, JIRA)
9)Knowledge of Automotive EE Architecture, Function portioning and EE Hardware.
10)Strong knowledge of EE communication protocols like CAN, CAN-FD, Ethernet, Flexyray, LIN and hands on experience in network monitoring, simulation and validation tools.  
11)Knowledge on diagnostic protocols like UDS on CAN, DOIP etc..
12)Knowledge of Data Analytics and AI/ML to optimise the validation and develop inference from large data. 
13)Experience of at least 2 full software validation cycle 
14)Experience of team management


Work Experience

Key Responsibilities :
S.No.    Key Responsibility & Key Tasks    Measures
1    Innovation and Technology management:
•    Keep abreast with Technology trends and relevant technology providers
•    Map feasibility of application of new technologies over a ‘time horizon’ and propose a technology roadmap for validation
•    Develop software validation technologies as per approved roadmap    
Coverage of validation
2    Develop Capability:
•    Create short and medium term engineering capability plans to achieve functional objectives
•    Formulate validation strategy to enable early-stage validation and enhance coverage, productivity and quality. 
•    Formulate guidelines and best practices for software validation based on the learnings from the projects (TGR & TGW).
•    Create & update DVPs and test standards.    Meeting Targets in the BSC 

3    Product Development
•    Tracking of software development, testing & validation of Full Vehicle and sub-systems
•    Review progress of software validation and resolve critical issues 
•    Implement best practices to find and solve problems in the project.
•    Support VAVE for their aggregates as per the yearly targets, through POCs and validation.
•    Support in resolution of issues reported from Proto, Manufacturing line and field through Simulation     
•    Support delivery of the aggregates as per the project timeline, within the defined timeline and quality targets

4    People Management
•    Cascade of BSC targets to individual KRA’s.
•    Monitor performance and provide individual feedback to direct and wherever necessary indirect reports.
•    Capture the current and future skills and competency requirements for all the roles.
•    Monitor and take measures to bridge gaps in skills and competencies for the team. 
•    Ensure Communication cascade within the team.    •    Communication Meetings
•    Compliance to LOOP process
•    Skills and Competency Matrix
•    Attrition

Tata Motors Leadership Competencies

Customer Centricity - Anticipating, understanding and focusing efforts on meeting the customer (stakeholders) needs or expectations
Developing Self and Others - Recognizing continuous development is essential for success and taking steps to develop self and helping others to excel
Driving Execution - Translating strategy into action and execution
Leading by Example - Encouraging and following ethical standards
Leading Change - Recognizing the need for change, initiating and adapting to change
Motivating Self and Others - Inspiring teams and individuals

Functional Competencies


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