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System Validation Lead

Wyoming, MN
Posted on Apr 19, 2022 Full time R11464
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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.

Polaris is seeking a System Validation Lead to join a growing team in Global Electrical, Embedded, and Connected Systems Validation & Quality team with emphasis on Connected Subsystem validation. 

As a Connected System Validation Lead, you will validate the hardware and software aspects of connected system technology for Polaris vehicles across multiple product lines.  The role will lead the validation of the connected subsystem which includes end to end testing of features from vehicle controller interfaces to the customer interface (web & app).  Technical project management also required to keep key programs on track.


  • Manages Connected subsystem validation of HW and SW including simulation and/or bench/vehicle testing, including interfacing with technicians and/or validation engineers for execution.

  • Manage multiple component validation schedules and projects simultaneously. 

  • Oversee component level validation plans based on hardware and software requirements and the desired functionality of the vehicle system. 

  • Create test plans for software validation. 

  • Setup, execute, and analyze the results of the software validation and report results to stakeholders. 

  • Design benches and testing methods as needed to support system level validation. 

  • Ensure that hardware validation is completed as required by suppliers or test labs. 

  • Interfaces internally with cross-functional internal Polaris Teams as needed to ensure that sub-system validation is met and to align release schedules

  • Ensure comprehensive validation planning between component/system/vehicle.

  • Updates Program Management and Product Teams on Connected system development schedule and production readiness status.

  • Familiarity with Product Development Process (PDP) stage gate development.  Interacts with Program Management and Product Team during PDP phases.  Understands and aligns development to meet internal customer needs.

  • Participates in HARA/DFMEA and Functional Safety discussions as needed.

  • Participates in activities such as; failure investigations, root causes analysis and implementation of corrective actions, lessons learned, and consequently design standards update.

  • Optimizes design and manages re-use to serve multiple product lines and platform requirements in order to minimize development cycles


  • B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering required

  • 4+ years of experience validating embedded systems especially related to vehicle controls/diagnostics/communication required 

  • Experience with design and/or implementation of controls, especially related to vehicle controls/diagnostics/communication required

  • Experience with software and/or hardware validation efforts, other low-level software verification, and related documentation required.

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced development environment required

  • Experience in effective problem solving and troubleshooting required

  • Experience with communication networks required, CAN and J1939 strongly preferred

  • Experience with gauge and/or display or telematics development preferred.

  • Familiarity with requirement and test case management in a requirement/software development database as well as configuration management preferred.

  • Experience in project management strongly preferred.

Fast paced office environment with ability and interest to work in a development shop/lab environment as needed.  Some travel required <20%

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

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. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, 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; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. 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.