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Product Engineer

Company: Datawatch
Location: Troy
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

Product Engineer

Job Summary:

Our client in Dearborn, MI is looking for a Product Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

This position focuses on developing Driver Assist Technologies (DAT) experiences and ensuring that those deliver on the customer's expectations. In this position, you will take the elements of exceptional DAT experiences and distill the enablers down to discrete actionable items that will be deployed by the various technology and program teams. Simply, we seek to define "How It Works" for our customers. This requires close collaboration with various cross-functional teams such as Research, HMI, Design Studio, Enterprise Connectivity, D-Ford, and Marketing. You will develop and implement DAT experience strategies using methods like Design Thinking and help visualize and story tell those experiences.

  • Responsibilities: Design, develop and deliver innovative Driver Assist solutions for client's products that would improve our customer satisfaction.
  • Translate consumer needs, business strategies and technological enablers into in-vehicle experiences.
  • Collaborate with cross functional Teams to develop Center Stack display feature interactions.
  • Craft user journeys to demonstrate usefulness, usability, and desirability of features and experiences using a persona-centered approach.
  • Research and test design hypotheses of interactions with various modalities.
  • Create low to high fidelity models and prototypes for customer testing and management reviews.
  • Translate User Experience (UX) concepts into high-level requirements documents through the use of storyboard creation, wire framing, prototyping and competitive analysis.
  • Cascade requirements to functional teams for new physical and digital features.
  • Establish Feature Experience objectives through Human Center Design Approach and ensure feature meets the end-user/customer objectives.


  • 3+ Experience with Adobe suite, AXURE or iRise, Viso, Sketch, Flinto, Card Sorting, Storyboarding, Ethnography, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Sketching, Wireframe Creation, Journey Mapping in Automotive environments.
  • 3+ years of engineering experience working on Driver Assist Technologies.
  • Strong sense of customer empathy, problem identification and resolution.
  • Passion for User Experience and Customer-Centered Design.
  • Experience in performing Usability Testing.
  • Passion for User Experience and Customer-Centered Design.
  • Ability to translate abstract concepts into actionable items for implementation.
  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with minimal direction.
  • Ability to create lo-fidelity prototypes with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3D Printing, Prototyping Software.
  • Experience in creating clickable prototypes in Qt, HTML5, InVision or similar tools.
  • Excellent teamwork, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
  • Ability to present findings and POV effectively with senior management and other organizations.
  • Proficient in using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Bachelors or master's degree in Industrial Design, Human-Centered Design, User Experience, Human-Computer Interaction, or related degree.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business "First"
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the area of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

Keywords: Datawatch, Troy , Product Engineer, Other , Troy, Michigan

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