Director of Advanced Engineering

Clarion Corporation of America, a global leader in mobile electronics, is seeking a Director of Advanced Engineering for its OEM office in Novi, Michigan.


  • Manages the following departmental activities:
    • Supports RFQ process
    • Obtains and maintains intimate knowledge of targeted OEM's specifications and requirements
    • Conveys requirements to HQ in Japan
    • Leads technical reviews / design proposals at customer’s site and at Clarion
    • Provides detailed knowledge of secured programs to application engineering for product development
    • Interfaces with other departments to support RFQ process and throughout product launch
    • Interfaces with suppliers / technology partners related to proposed and secured business
    • Supports current model applications as necessary
    • Supports validation testing of products and benchmarking studies
    • Researches and maintains intimate knowledge of new technology
    • Technical lead for Technology Shows and related activities
  • Plans and manages OEM product planning activities
  • Travels to customer sites and Clarion sites


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of six years of Tier 1 OEM supplier experience
  • Deep understanding of US OEM requirements / specifications
  • Strong electrical / audio background
  • Ability to make technical presentations and work in cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal and customer support skills as well as strong engineering capabilities
  • Multimedia experience is preferred


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, life insurance, AD&D, LTD, vacation, sick time, holidays, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and an employee purchase program.

About Us

Clarion Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo based Clarion Company Ltd., has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. Clarion designs, manufactures and distributes vehicle entertainment, navigation and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments.

You may send your resume and salary history to:

Clarion Corporation of America

Attn: Human Resources

6200 Gateway Drive, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.

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