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Technical Specialist

Company: Bridgestone Americas
Location: Akron
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThis role will focus on designing and creating Automotive Software for multiple types/categories--including end-user applications and operating systems/utility software. The software will provide a platform for running end user applications that will ultimately be commercialized and sold to our external customers. Our Technical Specialist position is recognized as a master in their professional discipline--typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. Successful candidates will have experience commercializing software-enabled products in the automotive/industrial vehicle space.Company OverviewNashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve,' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.?Responsibilities* Create and develop software for products that will be sold in the automotive space* Recommends strategic/operational plans for developing and implementing new products and processes that will impact achievements of functional results* Determines method of requirements gathering and analysis to understand the domain of the software problem and/or functionality, the interfaces between hardware and software, and the overall software characteristics* Uses programming, scripting, and/or database languages to write the software code* Supports software testing, deployment, maintenance, and evolution activities by correcting programming errors, responding to scope changes, and coding software enhancements* Applies knowledge of software development best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations* Recommends and implements continuous improvement/automation activities* Coordinates and oversees the execution of complex projects across multiple business units* Supports relationships through strong communication and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders* Other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONS* Excellent experience creating and launching software for automotive/industrial vehicle platforms* Excellent communicator--up and across internal and external stakeholders* Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience--preferably in the automotive/industrial vehicle industry* A bachelor's degree; or 8 years and a master's degree in STEM; or a PhD with 5 years of experience; or equivalent work experience* Excellent colloboration skills working with a broad group of technical stakeholders* Strong business acumen

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