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Diagnostics Systems Engineer

Wyoming, MN
Posted on May 12, 2023 Full time R18056
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

Job Summary:
Polaris is seeking a Software Engineer to join our dynamic and fast-paced Diagnostics team.

This position will design, implement, and test software, and infrastructure used by Polaris’s dealers, manufacturing plants, customers, and engineering teams for performing diagnostics, Electronic Control Unit (ECU) reflash, and vehicle/component configuration on all Polaris products including Off Road Vehicles, Slingshot, Indian motorcycles and snowmobiles.

To be successful in this role, individual must be able to demonstrate the ability and drive to learn new technologies quickly and efficiently.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and test the diagnostic tool ensuring that all requirements are clearly defined, documented, and achieved. Hold peer group reviews, as appropriate.
  • Develop new product requirements, features, breakthrough technologies, and improved processes. Perform benchmarking activities establishing industry best practices and drive roadmaps for the next generation of Polaris diagnostic tools.
  • Lead technical discussions with electrical, powertrain, and system engineers during product development to ensure all vehicle functions, diagnostics, and communications are compatible with diagnostic tools.
  • Collaborate with Polaris Information Services (I.S). and engineering teams to develop and maintain vehicle database infrastructures and full stack web applications.
  • Develop validation activities and processes for the diagnostic tool.
  • Work with cross functional teams to bridge the gap between Engineering, Service, Manufacturing, and I.S. Communicate technical challenges and propose alternate approaches when necessary.
  • Serve as a key technical point of contact at Polaris for the diagnostic tool external software vendor. Manage communication between vendor and Polaris of requirements, technical Q&A, test plans, test results, and tracking of each.
  • Other duties as required.  Hybrid remote work options can be discussed.

Education, Skills and Knowledge:

  • B.S. Engineering required, preferably in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering.
  • Professional experience with previous industry experience as a full-time or contract employee preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with vehicle CAN communication networks, J1939 and UDS protocols preferred.
  • Insight into central controller platform development process and teams. Experience in the development of vehicle electronic control architectures.
  • Experience using tools such as CANalyzer, CANoe, Vehicle Spy, and others.
  • Experience in Web (HTML, JS, MVC), C# (.NET), Python, Unit Testing, SQL, JSON.
  • Experience with Repository and Build tools (e.g., Git, DevOps).


We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.