Abhay Bhat

  • Singapore
Abhay Bhat

Software Project Manager/System Architect 

Work History

Work History

Software Engineer-Subject Matter Expert

BHTC India Pvt
Role: Software Engineer-Subject Matter Expert for LIN Lead LIN(local interconnect network) protocol, India group-Develop reusable software modules and reusable design generic to projects. Joined as a software engineer, grown up the ladder to lead the LIN technology group. Assisted in RFQ quotation for an Indian OEM to align the SW-HW platform available and potential software cost involved for customization and new development. Projects handled: Development and integration of lin communication network, basis software, customer specific modules and system modules for different OEM's as a part of Climate Control Software. Multiple deputations to Germany to implement following projects. Daimler-Multiple platforms Ø VW/Porsche-Multiple platforms Volvo-P2540 Ø Renault

Application Engineer

Projects handled
Temperature control panel(2014), J-OEM-SPM/Integrator/Application Engineer, handling 100% software from project acquisition till go-to-production. Responsibilities: Software responsible for the project. Perform stakeholder management by presenting status, budget, quality, risks- action items during various phases of the project. Responsible for software to meet the maturity levels based on various PLC gates of the project. Project, resource planning, coordinating with other disciplines like testing, hardware, mechanical, product verification, production departments to ensure the product meets the development milestones. Requirement engineering, feasibility study. Variant management. Perform all software development jobs, build scripts, Integration tests and manage a team of two software developers. Review software developed and system test cases.

Software Project Manager

Role: Software project manager(Jan') Projects handled
Jan 2011 - Present

Senior Software

Software Application /Integration
Role: Senior Engineer(-Dec‘ 14) Projects handled
Mar 2011 - Present

Continental Automotive

Continental Automotive
Singapore Member of the Instrument cluster, HMI Division: is a leading automotive supplier in the field of Interior, Powertrain, Chassis & Safety and Tires. Continental Singapore is an Asia R&D hub for Interior division working on Instrument clusters, HVAC, Center- consoles, Audio-Video, Infotainment and Navigation.
2011 - 2012

Application Engineer

Chinese OEM
Instrument Cluster, Application Engineer(3 member team) Responsibilities: Software and system development of instrument cluster and control panels for Asian segment. Customer specification analysis and formulating software requirements with its full traceability to software implementation and module and functional tests. Responsible for educating customers with advanced cluster capability. Team structure of 3-4 members working on end-to-end software implementation of entire Cluster ECU. Board bring-up, basic software driver integration, configuring and development of standard re-usable application software modules e.g. board-computer, Tachometer, Odometer, HMI and LCD and various other application and low level components. Variant handling strategies, EEPROM flash strategies for production, handle calibration data, ensuring production readiness of software. Tackling production issues, Root cause analysis-5Why analysis. Integration of CAN, LIN and Diagnostic protocol stack. Integration and configuration of legacy HMI, 2D graphic subsystem & Sounds. Design and develop systems according to Continental quality processes. Primary responsible for development, maintenance, configuring and integrating sound driver(NECV850-PCM- PWM, DAC) for Asia segment projects.
Jan 2008 - Feb 2011

BHTC India Pvt

BHTC India Pvt
Pune, India Duration: control(. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of the joint venture between German
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Software Design Engineer

Lear Corporation.
Mumbai, India Duration: Role: Software Design Engineer Developed an Interface between Trimedia and PowerPC based modules on MOST(BMW) for IVI ECU. Implementation of OnBoard Diagnostic services(KWP2000-OBD) for the Battery Energy Management ECU. Implementation of watchdog timer for the Audi-D4 Gateway Module. HIL validation for Body Control Module of BMW(FRM2/3) Lear, Germany-Deputation to Germany.
Jan 2003 - May 2003

Apprentice In R&d/pd

Mumbai, India(Duration:) Worked as apprentice in R&D/PD dept. Handled hardware design & development of a high current switching circuit, a prototype, to be used in a switch gear(contactor). Successfully achieved stringent benchmarks in hardware product design.
Jul 2001 - Dec 2001

Apprentice On

NELCO Ltd, Mumbai, India
Duration: Worked as apprentice on shop floor. Involved in jig based testing & troubleshooting of SMD based RF boards.



Goethe Institute

2003 - 2006

Pune University
1999 - 2003


Software project manager with overall 8+ years of experience in system analysis & design, software development, system validation, hardware and project-management.

  • Experience in product concept development (POC), new technology introduction, requirement engineering. Technical pre-sales focusing mainly on aligning RFQ’s to existing product architectures, platforms and product roadmaps.
  • Multi-disciplinary experience in software, hardware & mechanical aspects of product development.
  • Sound knowledge of automotive domain applications with thorough experience in software development life cycle (SDLC) within V-Model.
  • Experience in handling multiple projects simultaneously confirming to processes and timelines and configuration management while working with global teams.
  • Automotive domain exposure to Body Control Module (BCM), HVAC, Instrument-Cluster, Human Machine Interface (HMI) and vehicle networking.
  • Experience in design (SA-SD) of embedded software using UML methodology, designing of software architecture, software integration and coding standards (MISRA) for automotive applications.
  • Integration of third-party software’s from Vector, Microsar, Electrobit and OEM’s.
  • Sound Knowledge of AUTOSAR architecture, standard reusable (platform) software design and lean software development.
  • Completed Deutsch language course Level A1.2 from Goethe Institute, Singapore.
  • Bureau Veritas trained internal auditor of the software group for ISO/TS 16949 Process layout and its