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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Field Applications Engineer, Smart & Connected in Hengelo, Netherlands

Enable business growth via new business opportunities by completing engineering activities in the field, while maintaining a tight link to customer engineering teams and a direct link to R&D Engineering.


Duties will include:

Providing technical and project support in the Smart&Connected initiative for pre-RFQ / RFQ and advanced development projects

Act as the main local technical interface for our customers

Work with internal teams to ensure the company’s roadmap is well aligned to future market demands, focusing specifically in the near horizon through to local sustaining support

Capturing technical and project requirements to ensure products are developed according to our customers’ needs

Planning, preparing and conducting workshops & technical demos with customers

Translating the customer product expectations and requirements into effective product demonstrations

Preparing, conducting, documenting and assessing vehicle level testing

Providing the wider Sensata organisation with technical intelligence including market benchmarks and technical presentation material

Maintain direct links to Sensata Research & Development Engineering

Maintaining tight links with internal, sales, marketing and customer (OEM) engineering teams to ensure our organization is always up to date on all relevant technical and project developments/status

Essential Criteria:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, with 3+ years’ experience in automotive R&D, vehicle electrical architecture, and/or diagnostics

Team oriented and flexible working style with strong self-discipline

Strong motivation and drive, coupled with excellent organization skills

Excellent communication, program management and problem solving skills

Willingness to carry out hands-on work during the development of customer demonstrations and customer support activities

Willingness to travel sometimes at short notice, typically 30 40% burden of role

Experience dealing and negotiating with customers, preferably tier 1 suppliers or automotive OEMs

Programming Skills (e.g. CAPL, C, C++, Java, etc) to create bespoke GUIs for customer demonstrators based on existing generic example

Desirable Criteria:

Knowledge of relevant automotive systems (e.g. Telematics, ABS, EBS, ADAS, etc)

Knowledge of wireless technology and wireless applications (e.g. TPMS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4, etc)

Experience with the electrical bus architectures of automotive OEMs including CAN, ISO11992 J1939, LIN, and/or FlexRay, and the use of relevant tools to test and diagnose them (e.g. CANalyzer, CANoe, etc)

Programming Skills (e.g. CAPL, C, C++, Java, etc) to create new technology demonstration content from scratch.



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