Engineer - OBD

Full Time

  • Work from home
  • No Travel Required

Job Description

Role Summary:

As an Engineer in the area of OBD certification and compliance, the primary responsibility will involve contributions to the engineering team for the purpose of obtaining timely approval of future model year OBD systems. This responsibility would include oversight of respective certification documentation, supporting activities to obtain certification of OBD systems. Additional responsibilities would include working the OBD compliance team to identify and report on field issues and developing technical resolution of field issues.

Role Responsibilities:

OBD Certification (60%)
  • Assemble and contribute required certification information to the engineering team for achieving timely approvals of OBD System from the Agency.
  • Develop technical information and participate in negotiations informing the Agency about future OBD System strategies.
  • Lead discussions as the OBD technical representative involving OBD certification requirements and compliance related issues

OBD Regulatory Requirements (20%)
  • Coordinate OBD Demonstration testing and PVE testing activities to meet related regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Create reports along with supportive documentation and conduct any necessary follow up related to the testing results.

OBD Issue Resolution (20%)
  • Lead the OBD compliance team in developing technical solutions of OBD field issues.
  • Technical representative for VWGoA during reporting discussions/negotiations with the Government Agency.


Years of Experience:
  • 5+ years OBD Certification experience.

Education - Required:
  • BSME, BSEE, or BS degree equivalent.

Education - Desired:
  • Master's Degree in related engineering discipline

  • Analytical and conceptual thinking - using logic and reason, creative and strategic
  • Communication skills - interpersonal, presentation and written
  • Computer savvy - skilled in the use of data acquisition software and automotive diagnostic tools
  • Integration - joining people, processes or systems
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Performance driven
  • Resource management
  • Strong team working skills and demonstrated cross-functional team work mindset

Specialized Skills - Required:
  • Comprehensive understanding of OBD system software and hardware design.
  • Proficiency in explaining OBD control system functionality.
  • Capable of comprehending present and future OBD strategy and calibration methodologies.
  • In depth knowledge of OBD regulations and regulatory requirements needed for OBD Certification.
  • Familiarity with OBD tools and communications protocols.
  • Experience with Government Agency (CARB) negotiations involving OBD certification approval.
  • Detailed knowledge of vehicle emission standards, emission certification requirements, and AECD applications.
  • Demonstrated technical presentation and negotiation skills

Specialized Skills - Desired:
  • PVE reporting, and/or Certification application processing
  • Fuel control system design and/or calibration experience.
  • Software development of OBD control system algorithms.
  • Data acquisition, on road vehicle testing experience.
  • Fleet testing experience, OBD Demonstration, or PVE testing.
  • General automotive analytical and diagnostic experience.
  • Knowledge of the design and function of serial bus systems.
  • Experience with problem resolution of OBD communications issues in the field.
  • Working knowledge of project timing and familiarity with MS-Project

Work Flexibility:

  • 10% Travel, typically 2-5 day duration
  • To work with a globally distributed OBD development and vehicle certification team.
  • Attending offsite conferences, symposiums, and workshops as a VW representative.

Volkswagen Group of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, color, gender identity/expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.