Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 75,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Head of Engineering

Job Req ID:  116571

Mountain View, US, 94043

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  unlimited



POSITION:  Head of Engineering       


JOB DUTIES: Develop wiring harnesses in cooperation with internal and external stakeholders. Manage the Harness Development Organization. Develop the strategic planning and goals for the department. Monitor the department’s resources and budget and ensure compliance. Develop products, equipment, and services. Escalate future business requests for the Americas and establish relationships with key accounts. Develop concepts and implement measures for improvement beyond the supported organizational units in order to optimize the processes for developing products and equipment. Report project status to higher management. This position requires 20% domestic and 20% international travel. Remote work permitted within a reasonable commuting distance of the Mountain View, CA office.


LOCATION: DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America LLC, 1916 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA 94043


SALARY: $164,996 to $193,000 per year



Main Experience: At least a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related field of study and at least three (3) years of experience as an Electrical System Developer or related role.


Alternate Requirement: Employer will accept five (5) years of related experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience.


Special Skills: Also requires experience in the following:


  • Initiating and monitoring Engineering Change Request flow in Change Management Harness CMH;
  • Reporting and presenting project status;
  • MS Visio Planning and optimization of change management processes;
  • Simultaneous Engineering Process in Adonis;
  • Reifegradtool RGT for LV Project Management and Harness Design Change Management;
  • Project budget and timeline planning; and
  • Electrical Distribution System development process.


CONTACT: Send email to Ally Quesada at or apply online at Please reference job title on resume.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto