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Automotive Electrical & Electronic Instrument Systems Design Expert

Technical Consultant #2444


Expertise

  • Automotive electrical and automotive electronic systems and components - product development and research and development - Tier-1 and OEM level.
  • Specializing in vehicle body control modules and systems: high current switches and relays, integrated body control modules (BCM), smart junction boxes (SJB), multiplexed body control systems, body networks with smart sensors, actuators and mechatronic nodes.
  • Development processes, procedures, requirements management, change management, and quality assurance.
  • Electrical and wiring architecture of motor vehicles.
  • Design of vehicle electrical, electronic systems design for cost, quality, reliability, safety and features.
  • Development of electronic hardware for volume production with attention to cost, reliability, safety, EMC and other automotive environmental requirements.
  • Development of embedded software for real time control applications.
  • Network communications (CAN, LIN) protocols and standards.
  • On-board diagnostics (OBD) protocols and standards.
  • Automotive electrical, electronic systems, hardware and software.
  • Research and development of telecommunications and automotive electronics including activity as a Senior Engineer serving management positions.
  • Working for the world's leading automotive component manufacturers VDO and Bosch specializing in development of instrument clusters and body control modules and systems for Ford, Holden, Hyundai, VW, Mercedes and Iveco.
  • Integration of body electronic components for Ford Focus.
  • Created a new product lines - vehicle body control modules and systems - for Atech Automotive (Wuhu) Co. Ltd. - a first-tier automotive supplier in China.
  • Set up and managed an automotive electronics research and development team at Atech Automotive Pty. Ltd. - a part of a Chinese-Australian enterprise.
  • Provided recruitment, training and ongoing HR management, building and management of the Engineering Department at Atech Automotive (Wuhu) Co. Ltd.
  • Developed integrated body control modules, multiplexed body control systems and other electronic products for motor vehicles manufactured by Chery Automobile Company - a major Chinese automaker.
  • Serving other automotive customers: GAC, ChangAn, Foton, Geely, Hawtai, Zotye, Sichuan, Shuanghuan, Joylong, and BAIC Yinxiang.
  • Optimize wiring, interfaces. and oversaw the development of, and approved for volume production, almost a hundred electronic modules that can now be found in millions of motor vehicles. Total annual sales of the products developed exceeded 30 million U.S dollars.

Products Development

  • Integrated body control modules (BCM) and multiplexed body control systems for passenger vehicles and trucks (12V and 24V systems).
  • Other projects include development of wiring architecture for motor vehicles, remote keyless entry (RKE) and immobilizer systems, instrument clusters (ICU), radiator fan controller (RFC), reverse backup radar, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), battery management system for electric vehicle (BMS), various function control modules.

Engineering-Project Management

  • In-depth knowledge of all aspects of automotive Tier-1 product development from quotation to production release.
  • Thorough understanding of quality assurance principles, requirements and change management, development processes, procedures and associated documentation.
  • Consulting and support for the Engineering, Project Management, Purchasing, Sales, Quality Assurance and Production Departments.
  • Extensive experience in management of multiple development projects, HR management and recruitment, supplier and customer relations, business administration.
  • Vehicle wiring and electrical and electronic systems from basic high current switches and relays through integrated body control modules, smart junction boxes, multiplexed body control systems and advanced systems in-vehicle networks with smart sensors, actuators and mechatronic nodes.
  • Design of vehicle electrical, electronic systems for cost, quality, reliability, safety and features.
  • Embedded software development.
  • Propose and implement new technical solutions, develop new products.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Director, 2014 - Present

  • Automotive electrical and electronics consultancy and product development services for OEM and Tier-1 component suppliers.
  • Automotive electrical, electronics standards.
  • Environmental requirements and testing including EMC.
  • Product development and quality assurance processes.
  • H/w, embedded s/w and systems specifications.
  • Analysis and development of electronic h/w and embedded s/w.
  • Analysis and development of automotive electrical systems, features and interfaces.
  • Resolving complex technical and process issues.

Ford Motor Company, Melbourne, Australia, 2016 - 2018

Electrical: Electronic Systems Engineer

  • Development of electrical and electronic systems for the upcoming models of SUVs and utility vehicles.
  • Designed vehicle electrical schematics.
  • Prepared and managed files for automated vehicle specific software downloads and configuration (VSCS development and coding).
  • Managed the process of CAE verification of electronic h/w interfaces in the vehicle.

Project Engineer, 2002 - 2003

  • Coordination of development and integration of body electronic components for a motor vehicle development program (Ford Focus).

Atech Automotive Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia, Deputy General Manager, 2003 - 2015

  • Head of the Australian research and development team for a Chinese automotive component manufacturer, reporting directly to the China-based General Manager.
  • Embraced an opportunity to create a new product line - vehicle body control modules and systems - for Atech Automotive (Wuhu) Co. Ltd. - a first-tier automotive supplier in China.
  • Set up and subsequently managed an automotive electronics research and development team, oversaw the recruitment, training and ongoing HR management.
  • Involved in the building and management of the Engineering Department at Atech Automotive (Wuhu) Co. Ltd., provided support to the Project Management, Purchasing, Sales, Quality Assurance and Production Departments.
  • Led the development of integrated body control modules, multiplexed body control systems and other electronic products for motor vehicles manufactured by Chery Automobile Company.
  • Other automotive customers in China included GAC, ChangAn, Foton, Geely, Hawtai, Zotye, Sichuan, Shuanghuan, Joylong, and BAIC Yinxiang.
  • Assisted Chinese automakers - Atech customers - in optimisation of their wiring and interfaces.
  • Oversaw the development of, and approved for volume production, almost a hundred electronic modules that can now be found in millions of motor vehicles - annual sales of the products exceeded 30 million U.S. dollars.
  • Developed integrated body control modules products (BCM) and multiplexed body control systems for passenger vehicles and trucks (12V and 24V systems).
  • Other projects included development of electrical architecture for motor vehicles, remote keyless entry and immobiliser systems, radiator fan controller, reverse backup radar, tire pressure monitoring system, battery management system for electric vehicle.

Open Networks Limited, Wellington, New Zealand, 2001 - 2002

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

  • Development of embedded software for telecommunications applications.

Bosch Australia, Melbourne, Australia, Specialist Engineer (Software), 1998 - 2001

  • Evaluation of OSEK compliant embedded real-time operating systems and development of product line s/w architecture.

Senior Design Engineer

  • Development of vehicle body control modules and systems for VW, Mercedes and Iveco - design of electronic h/w and embedded s/w, project management, team leadership.

VDO Australia, Melbourne, Australia, Electronics Design Engineer. 1996 - 1998

  • Development of automotive instrument clusters for Ford, Holden and Hyundai - design of electronic h/w, project management, team leadership.

RTL Group, Moscow, Russia, Engineer, 1993 - 1995

  • Satellite News Gathering (SNG).

State Radio Research and Development Institute (NIIR), Moscow, Russia, 1986 - 1992

Senior Engineer- Satellite Communications Department

  • Investigated interfering signal and non-linear distortion cancellation techniques.
  • Developed a device for extraction of weak narrow-band signals transmitted via satellite or radio relay links in the frequency band occupied by a strong FM TV signal.
  • Developed a strong interfering signal suppressor (military application).
  • Developed a transmitter linearizer intended for the reduction of intermodulation distortions in satellite and terrestrial microwave transmitters.
  • Authored or co-authored 15 technical articles and 2 patents

Engineer

  • Investigated FM threshold extension techniques participated in development of a low threshold FM TV demodulator.
  • Developed a s/w algorithm searching for the optimal frequency allocation in an FDMA satellite transponder.
  • Participated in development of devices aimed to protect satellite TV broadcasting stations from pulse interference caused by aircraft repeaters.

Honors & Publications


Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

  • Received two Ford Asia Pacific Recognition Awards

Publications and Patents

  • Authored or co-authored 15 technical articles.
  • 2 patents related to interfering signal and non-linear distortion cancellation techniques in telecommunications systems.

Education

  • Ph.D. Telecommunications Engineering, Moscow Technical University (MTUCI), Moscow, Russia,
  • BEng. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, (With Honors) - Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI), Moscow, Russia
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