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Job title:  Solution Engineering Lead - Software & Simulation

Posting Date:  Jan 10, 2023
Company:  AVL Test Systems Inc

Plymouth, US, 48170

Job ID:  33040

AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry, and beyond. AVL provides concepts, solutions, and methodologies in fields like vehicle development and integration, e-mobility, automated and connected mobility (ADAS/AD), and software for a greener, safer, better world of mobility.

AVL North America has a staff of more than 650 people and has five technical centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Metro Detroit area, and Lake Forest, California. 


Solution Engineering Lead - Software & Simulation

AVL has a unique opportunity available for an individual with technical experience to support AVL's customers by using their experience, coupled with AVL's software/tools, to provide solutions.


The Solution Engineering Lead opportunity will specifically support the software & simulation domain.  The Lead position allows for someone who has taken on leadership roles in their career to transition into a supervisor of a small team.  The Solution Engineering Lead will create and develop customer solutions for a variety of customers (ranging from start-ups to OEMs) and continue supporting the growth of AVL Test Systems with new customers.   


The Solution Engineering Lead - Software & Simulation plays an important role in AVL by putting together packages of software, equipment, and services to satisfy customer requirements and converting their needs into cost-effective solutions. Candidates for this position should have a desire to advance their career in a more solution-oriented role in the software/simulation domain. Calibration, simulation, model-based engineering, HiL/SiL, software, Electrification (i.e. BEV, HEV, & FC), and Autonomous Vehicle (AV) OR similar knowledge or experience will help you succeed in this role.  This position will demonstrate AVL's software, showing how the product or solution fits to the customer need.  Excellent communication skills and the capacity to collaborate within the AVL team and with our customers is a key skill for success in this role.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.



  • Oversee a team of Solution Engineers and provide direction and mentoring for them in order to meet the goals of the Solution Engineering Department
  • Works with the AVL Account Manager to drive sales and achieve targets
  • Makes presentations and conducts product demonstrations at customer locations
  • Responsible for the technical content and accuracy of customer quotations
  • Provides market feedback for future product development and innovative approaches to increase sales revenues
  • Stays abreast of development activities at main competitors and creates/implements corresponding action plans
  • Works with Business Development to create strategic plans and product enhancements to increase market share and maximize revenue
  • Develops and maintains customer relationships



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7+ years’ experience in related area
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of powertrain testing
  • Demonstrated experience with AVL related products preferred
  • Demonstrated successful experience in technical sales preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and manage projects/assignments while under time restrictions
  • Travel approximately 10 – 25% to meet the needs of customers / minimal overseas travel required


We look forward to receiving your details; please use our online application form or send your application to AVL North America, Inc. / AVL Test Systems, Inc. / AVL Mobility Technologies, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling (734)-446-4106.


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