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Software Design Leader – Freelance – Paris

Software Design Leader – Freelance – Paris

  • Freelancing
  • France
  • 1 September 2022
  • 1 position


The SDL is responsible for coordinating SW Engineering activities necessary for FCE Projects (Application, Platform, Innovation, RFQ & Serial life). The SDL (Software Design Leader) is leading the development of the full SW product or platform to specifications for RFQ or Awarded products.

Software design leader scope include:

  • Software Requirements, Architecture, design, coding, testing, Integration & management;
  • Low layer, Vehicle Network & Diagnostic, middleware, application, HMI, Cloud;
  • System performance, Trace & Log, monitoring;
  • Calibration and product specific Tools(ASIK SDK…);
  • Product embedded SW for Plant testing;
  • Technical solutions identification at Software level;
  • Define and track progress of each Project SW feature & requirements after initial tailoring;
  • SW BOM;
  • SW design compliancy with functional safety & cybersecurity regulation;
  • Define cost optimization by design, co-design and innovation;
  • SW Risk analysis (DFMEA or other).

Main Activities/Responsibilities

  • Responsible of the SW Delivery ( Quality, Planning & Cost);
  • Leading the SW project with the support of the Software Teams;
  • Planning Software development Schedule;
  • Tracking, monitoring and reporting software project progress;
  • Supporting the TPL for the project in all SW activities;
  • Ensuring and gathering the technical compliance of the product in SW:
    • oSW specification, requirement and architecture with the “Product Definition Group”;
    • oSW detailed design and implementation with the “Product Construction Group”;
    • oSW Continuous integration with the “Product Integration & Test Group”;
  • Prepares strategic decisions;
  • Plan resources and budgets;
  • Communicates with peer in the SW entity and shares best business practices;
  • In time and in budget;
  • Organizes task forces and participates actively in critical programs to solve technical problems and propose corrective actions;
  • To the state-of-the-art available technical knowledge;
  • People Development:
    • oLeadership / mentoring support of the team;
    • oSuccession planning;
    • oResource planning.


Minimum education level:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science / Software engineering
  • Proficient in English


  • Experience in automotive area in Tiers 1 in Engineering department
  • Successful launch of product(s)in mass production


  • Project and Risk Management
  • SPICE focus on all SWE & SYS processes
  • Architecture (IVI, ADAS, IMS/DMS, Display, Accessories)
  • Engineering offshoring experience, ability to work with international distributed teams
  • Software development, planning and monitoring
  • Agile methodology
  • High capacity of synthesis for technical issues
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence) knowledge
  • Advanced written and spoken English
  • French, Japanese and German Optional


  • High Leadership skill, ability to empower others to achieve results through motivation, recognition and performance feedback
  • High Communication skill, ability to express information in a manner appropriate to different levels of people & to lead negotiations
  • High Customer Satisfaction Skill, ability to recognize, respond to customer expectations with sense of urgency and even increase expectations
  • High in Initiative & Execution skill, Ability to take actions, decisions in promised timely manner
  • Very high Ownership/Commitment skill, Ability to take full responsibility for decisions & results even when all elements are not under individual direct control
  • Ability to set goals in consistency with company objectives and to adapt plans to changing